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People’s Theatre is re-opening its doors at last!

We had no idea when we closed in March 2020 that we’d be gone so long, but the spirit of the People’s has stayed alive and well.  

Members have supported each other online with events including Zoom quizzes and play readings, plus loads of fundraising activities.  

And we’ve continued to bring great theatre to the community, staging three outdoor productions and producing our very first online production to rave reviews. 

And now we’re returning to on-stage productions, starting in September with Charlotte Keatley’s highly-acclaimed MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD.  

Four generations of a family – Doris, Margaret, Jackie, and Rosie – encounter and struggle with motherhood, marriage and work in this powerful and compassionate drama. 

We then head to Elizabethan England in BLACKADDER II, bringing three of the best and funniest episodes of this legendary BBC comedy to our stage.  

The comedy continues with a fabulously farcical retelling of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, and warm and witty festive comedy THE FLINT STREET NATIVITY.   

And after a hiatus from Pantoland last year, we’ve got a hilarious and fun-filled SLEEPING BEAUTY in store for December. Don’t snooze, though, tickets always sell fast for the People’s Panto!  

In order to ensure we can keep up-to-date with Government guidance and what our audiences are telling us about their experiences coming back to the People’s, we are opening booking in stages.  

Right now tickets for MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD and BLACKADDER II are available to book, plus SLEEPING BEAUTY.  

Booking for the other plays will open shortly. Keep an eye on our website and social media, or sign up to our mailing list for all of the latest (https://www.peoplestheatre.co.uk/subscribe). 

And as we ease out of restrictions, we know that everyone will be going at a different pace. To help audiences return to the People’s confidently, we have the option of some socially distanced performances and flexible exchanges so you won’t miss out whatever happens.   

Over the last difficult and uncertain seventeen months we’ve been absolutely bowled over by the generosity and support from our audiences, members, friends and supporters. Our motto over this time has been that the phoenix will rise and we can’t wait to get back to what we love – making great theatre and entertaining audiences! 

LISTINGS INFORMATION  

MY MOTHER SAID I NEVER SHOULD by Charlotte Keatley 

Tuesday 14 – Saturday 18 September 2021 

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCES: Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 Sept  

7.30pm  

People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF 

£15 (Concessions £13) 

0191 265 5020 

www.peoplestheatre.co.uk  

BLACKADDER II by Richard Curtis and Ben Elton 

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 October 2021 

SOCIALLY DISTANCED PERFORMANCE: Tuesday 5 Oct 

7.30pm  

People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF 

£15 (Concessions £13) 

0191 265 5020 

www.peoplestheatre.co.uk 

SLEEPING BEAUTY by Tom Whalley 

Saturday 11 – Sunday 19 December 2021 

6pm, 7pm, 1pm, 2pm (depending on the day) 

People’s Theatre, Stephenson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5QF 

£15 (Concessions £13) 

0191 265 5020 

www.peoplestheatre.co.uk 

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