Northern Stage still to offer a magical Christmas

Images:  Northern Stage wrapped in tape by freelance designers this week as part of the #MissingLiveTheatre campaign with @_scene_change_  photo credit KIT HAIGH

Northern Stage has postponed autumn productions and reveals plans are underway to offer audiences a magical Christmas

Following the latest government advice, Northern Stage will postpone its autumn season productions Red Ellen, The Invisible Man and Gatsby, and Christmas shows The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and The Hey Diddle Diddle Christmas Spectacular from Kitchen Zoo.

Executive Director Kate Denby said

“While the government has announced its first steps to bringing back live performances, there is still some way to go until we can put shows on in the theatre.As a producing theatre, we need to consider how long it takes to make a show from scratch.So we have made the difficult decision to postpone our autumn productions, but we remain absolutely committed to making these shows and look forward to continuing to work with our brilliant creative teams and freelancers to bring them to life.”

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Kitchen Zoo’s new Christmas show for under 5s will both be postponed. However, that doesn’t mean that Christmas is cancelled.

Northern Stage Associate Director Mark Calvert explains,

The creative teams behind Northern Stage’s two festive productions have joined forces to try to save Christmas. We are working on a brand new, feel-good festive show for everyone to enjoy this December – a magical theatre experience for the whole family that can be enjoyed in a safe and socially distanced way. It won’t be the same as we’re used to, and it may or may not take place at Northern Stage, but it will be something special.”

 

The Spring touring productions are also being rescheduled.

According to Northern Stage, customers who has booked tickets for the shows do not need to do anything, the box office team will contact them directly.

 

Kate Denby said

 “Thank you to everyone who has sent kind messages, made donations and continued to share the work we have been doing over the last few months; we are incredibly grateful to you, along with our brilliant staff, artists, audiences and community. Northern Stage remains resilient. We continue to find creative ways to support our community, and we look forward to sharing more of our work with you over the coming months.”

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