Award-winning Queer Love story comes to Newcastle during Pride month

Award-winning Queer Love story comes to Newcastle during Pride month

Harlow Playhouse proudly presents an original drama that explores love, loss and a bond that never dies.

Written by internationally acclaimed Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, Wreckage will be visiting the Live Theatre Newcastle, 28th & 29th June, ahead of Newcastle’s Pride month. The 28th June sees the 55th Anniversary of Stonewall Day – a date that changed the course of LGBT+ people’s lives forever.

Wreckage is a one-act original drama about love and loss. It tells the beautiful story of Sam and his fiancé Noel. Together they have a house, a cat, and their entire lives ahead of them. But when a sudden and permanent distance disrupts their relationship, Sam is left to figure out where their story goes from here.

Writer, Tom Ratcliffe, said: “I’m incredibly excited to be working with Harlow Playhouse on a story which interrogates such universal themes of loss and love. Wreckage is a play about continuing bonds and explores how love and relationships continue to evolve after death. Wreckage is a story that I’m hoping will touch audience members and represents some of the disenfranchisement that LGBT+ people can experience during bereavement, but ultimately the play is a story of love and hope. Despite the subject matter Wreckage is ultimately a love story filled with sadness, joy, and everything in between”

Director, Rikki Beadle-Blair MBEsaid: “It’s thrilling to work on a project that demands this level of romanticism. The design, the sound, the lighting, and performances all channelled into manifesting this extraordinarily scripted portrait of Love. All the heart stopping moments and all the awkwardness, humour, pain, sexiness, and passion of Love Love Love.”

Wreckage is a touching story about continuing bonds and love that only evolves, and never dies. WINNER – Lustram Award (Edinburgh Fringe 2022)

“Wreckage is a compelling piece of theatre.” ★★★★★ Culture Fix “Wreckage is one of those must-see performances.” ★★★★★ Theatre Weekly”

“One of the most honest explorations of grief I’ve witnessed” – Lost in Theatreland 

NEWCASTLE – Live Theatre, 28th June – 29th June 2024


Live Theatre, Newcastle
Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ

Tickets: £16, £14

Box Office: (0191) 232 1232

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