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It’s been a tough time for some of the UK’s biggest theatres, so spare a thought for the smaller more community driven venues around the region who have had to do what they can to survive over this past seventeen months or so, some successfully, others not so. One of those who emerged from the other side intact and ready to dish out some entertaining and inspiring productions is the People’s Theatre in Newcastle.

Thanks to their motto ‘the phoenix will rise’ and the generosity of their audiences, members, friends and supporters the North East of England’s leading non-professional theatre has survived the pandemic and has now announced some exciting theatrical events.

The fun starts in September with Charlotte Keatley’s highly-acclaimed My Mother Said I Never Should (14th-18th September) that focuses on four generations of a family (Doris, Margaret, Jackie, and Rosie) who encounter and struggle with motherhood, marriage and work in this powerful and compassionate drama.

Next up sees the People’s Theatre head to Elizabethan England in Blackadder II (5th-9th October), which brings three of the best and funniest episodes of this legendary BBC comedy to the stage.  The comedy continues with the fabulously farcical retelling of Sherlock Holmes’ most famous case The Hound Of The Baskervilles and the warm and witty festive comedy The Flint Street Nativity – keep an eye out on their website for booking announcements. 

For those who aren’t yet feeling comfortable with a full-house performance the People’s Theatre will also have the option of some socially distanced performances and flexible exchanges so you won’t miss out.

To book, head to their website and to keep up to date with what’s going on subscribe to their mailing list.

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