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On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th January, The Northern School of Art will be starting 2020 with a high energy production bout a memorable New Year’s Eve in Manchester. Written by Simon Stephens, Rage is based on true events that took place in 2016 and is an explosive throwback to a night captured in photographs of people in Manchester partying hard into 2016. 

First year Acting degree student Gary Davison, who stars in the production as a policeman, said: “It’s a long night for the police to try and keep order on the streets of Manchester on a busy new year’s eve. There are people so drunk they are unsure if they are standing, drunk people going crazy, people asleep on the streets. 

“It’s chaos but with a comedic twist to it.” 

The Programme Leader of The Northern School of Art’s Acting degree, Jonny Bussell, explains that the play is another production where students have collaborated using skills from across the School’s courses.

“It’s wonderful to be showcasing the incredible range of creative talents that our students offer.

The play is supported by Film, TV & Theatre Production students doing tech, Production Design students creating the staging and our poster was produced by one of our Graphic Design students.”

He added that early booking is advisable: “The show is Pay What You Decide so you reserve your ticket then don’t pay anything until after you’ve seen the show.  Our previous shows sold out so make sure you don’t miss out.”

Rage takes place at The Northern School of Art’s theatre in Church Square, Hartlepool (7-9pm) and is suitable for 15+. You can reserve tickets here.

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