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Following on from showings in Salford, new stage adaptation Year Of Wonders comes to Newcastle’s Alphabetti theatre and Durham’s Gala Theatre this month. Directed by Mike Alfreds and performed by Jane Arnfield, the new work is based on the book by Geraldine Brooks. The one-woman show version finds Arnfield portraying multiple facets from the rich text and bringing a mesmerising story to life.

Working with a creative team including Imogen Chloe, Katie Doherty, Professor Carol Martin and with Production support from The Forge and CaroleW Productions this summer showing is going to surely be one that leaves a lasting impression. Told from the point of view of housemaid Anna Frith, the story follows a plague hitting her village and based on the story of a small Derbyshire village which quarantines itself in the 17th Century.

The closing itself in of the town reveals a lot about the characters who inhabit the place, and the story unfolds revealing even more. The tale is one that draws on the real event that inspired it and runs with what can happen when a town isolates itself from disease and how the inhabitants react.

Year Of Wonders comes to Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th June, The Gala Theatre, Durham on Thursday 28th June and The Lit & Phil in Newcastle on Friday 29th June.

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