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Sunderland Stages @ ACW

Our city-wide performance programme

Welcome to Sunderland Stages new Autumn/Winter season – our programme of theatre, dance and spoken word performances in venues and unusual spaces around the city.

Our venues this season include The Peacock pub; the all new Pop Recs on High Street West; The Royalty Theatre and St Gabriel’s Church Hall.

They host plays about Brian Clough and the demise of the mining industry; dance commemorating the end of WW1 and the equally devastating Spanish Flu which followed it; politics; pop music and even a Christmas quiz show – this season has something for everybody. 

What's On:

Luca Rutherford's Political Party

19 September 2018

Venue:  POP RECS : HIGH STREET
170 High Street West, Sunderland, SE1 1UP
Have you ever felt confused or overwhelmed by politics? Have you ever thought that the only way to make a difference is to change everything? Have you ever wondered what stops you from doing something?   

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An Abbey Theatre Production presented by Live Theatre in association with Sunderland Culture present...

Two Pints

25 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

VENUE: THE PEACOCK, 287 HIGH STREET WEST, SUNDERLAND, SR1 3ES 
British Premiere

Written by Roddy Doyle
Starring Liam Carney and Philip Judge

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SBC Theatre present...

Where We Began

02 October 2018

VENUE : THE PEACOCK, 287 HIGH STREET WEST, SUNDERLAND, SR1 3ES
When every citizen is ordered to return to their place of birth, ‘Where We Began’ examines where we could end up.

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CAST present...

The Last Seam

11 October 2018 - 12 October 2018

VENUE : THE PEACOCK  287 HIGH STREET WEST, SUNDERLAND, SR1 3ES
Paying tribute to the people of the coalfields, The Last Seam brings to life the voices and stories of miners, their families and the local community. Marking the closure of England's last deep seam mine Hatfield Colliery in 2015, this powerful new production brings to life the real voices of Hatfield and uncovers the stories behind our country's colliery heritage that will not be forgotten. 

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Shobanna Jeyasingh Dance present...

Contagion

18 October 2018 - 19 October 2018

VENUE : ST GABRIEL'S CHURCH HALL, ST GABRIEL'S AVENUE, SUNDERLAND, SR4 7TF
(Located at the junction of Chester Road and Kayll Road in Sunderland)

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Luke Wright present...

Frankie Vah

30 October 2018

VENUE : THE PEACOCK, 287 HIGH STREET WEST, SUNDERLAND, SR1 3ES
A verse play about love, loss and belief in the 80s.
We all want something to believe in.

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Red Ladder and Leeds Playhouse present...

The Damned United

13 November 2018 - 14 November 2018

VENUE : THE ROYALTY,  25 The Royalty, Off Chester Road, Sunderland, SR2 7PP
By Anders Lustgarten
(Adapted from the novel by David Peace)

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The Six Twenty in association with Live Theatre present...

Fans

16 November 2018

VENUE : THE PEACOCK, 287 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ES
Part gig. Part theatre. Fans is a mix of new writing, raucous live music and real-life stories inspired by real music fans. Full of emotion, humour and musical pulse, Fans is a show for anyone who’s ever been first in the queue or pushed their way to the front of the barrier. It’s for anyone who’s bought tickets first and worried about how they’ll pay for them later. It’s for anyone who’s followed a band around the globe or got their favourite lyric tattooed on their body.

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The Six Twenty present...

MIXTAPE XMAS

12 December 2018

VENUE : THE PEACOCK, 287 High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3ES
Part comedy sketch show and part music quiz, Mixtape is one of the funniest concepts around. 

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