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Hoard: Rediscovered

Thursday 10 June–Saturday 19 June 2021

New Vic Production

Join us for dinner and a show in our refurbished auditorium as we celebrate welcoming audiences back to the New Vic.

From 10 – 19 June we present Hoard: Rediscovered revisiting and reimagining some of the pieces created for the New Vic’s 2015 Staffordshire Hoard Festival, originally developed in conjunction with the National Theatre Studio.

A New Vic first, this production has been digitally reimagined specifically for socially-distanced audiences, so join us for an evening discovering the secrets behind a local legend that will grip your imagination.

Our Dinner and a Show package includes:

A pre-show sharing platter and ticket to see Unearthed and a selection of our Mini-plays

Unearthed 7.00pm (Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays)

Written and directed by Theresa Heskins

A documentary-drama in the New Vic tradition, hear the words of the people who found an astonishing hoard of gold in a Staffordshire field, and the story of the experts who tried to unravel its meanings.

How was the Hoard hidden? Who by? And why?

Please note: Contains some strong language.


Following Unearthed, lose yourself in short monologues from characters inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard. Screened digitally, you’ll witness the work of some of the country’s most talented writers, as they bring the stories of the past to life.

Running times:

5.30pm                 Café Opens for pre-show sharing platter
7.00pm                  Unearthed
7.40m                    Break
8.00pm                 Mini-Play selection (* see below for details)
8.45pm                  End of performance

Cost £23.00 per person
Sharing platters available in meat or vegetarian option

For an extra £5.00, on Saturday 19 June, join us from 5.15pm as we present our first selection of Mini-Plays, followed by Unearthed, and then our second set of Mini-Plays (speak to our Box Office Team for more details)


Daytime Mini-Plays (Thursday 10 – Saturday 19 June, excluding Sunday 13 June)

We’ll also be showing a selection of the Mini-Plays during the day.

Why not pop in for a bite to eat in our Café and then watch some of the Mini-Plays? You can choose to watch one or both of the selections depending on your plans!

Running Times:

12.00pm          Mini-Plays Group A
12.45 pm         Break
1.00pm            Mini-Plays Group B
1.45pm            Performance ends

Tickets: £5.00
Book for our daytime shows online here


Mini-Play groups:
Group A          Magic; The Foreigner; My Name Is Freda; Half A Horse; The Rime of the Staffordshire Hoard; Hwaet!
Running  time approx 46 mins

Group B          Rune; Out of the Dark: The Hoard Speaks; In Defence of the Monster; Inscribed; Hoarder
Running  time approx 41 mins

Mini-Play evening selection:
Group A         Thursday and Saturdays
Group B         Fridays


Thursday 10 June–Saturday 19 June 2021

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“Capture[s] the excitement and breathless wonder of such an extraordinary discovery…”

— The Guardian
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“Unearthed is truly captivating…”

— Whats On Staffordshire

“These are tales to reset your perspective – and, sometimes, to stir your soul…”

— I News

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