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Northern Stage will host a new play penned by Anders Lustgarten from Wednesday 15th-Friday 17th February. The City And The Town is a witty, eclectic and uniquely political piece of theatre that aims to bring a fresh perspective to some of the pervasive divides and detrimental problems that have beset this fractured country in recent times.

After 13 years away, Ben returns home to attend his late father’s funeral, only to be confronted with a slew of uncomfortable truths about the family and community that he left behind. Confronting the past, present, and future, Lustgarten’s work addresses the fallibility of memory in a distinctive and touching way.

The playwright’s previous body of output includes Lampedusa, The Seven Acts of Mercy and The Secret Theatre, with past collaborations alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Globe. The City And The Town is also directed by Dritero Kasapi, the Artistic Director of Sweden’s National Touring Theatre, Riksteatern, with his prior work in the UK including the highly-acclaimed Nina: A Story About Me and Nina Simone.

The City and The Town will run at Northern Stage, Newcastle from Wednesday 15thFriday 17th February, with Thursday evening’s performance followed by a post-show discussion.

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