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Sunderland Stages celebrates the very best of theatre, dance and spoken word performances and brings them to hidden, found and unexpected venues across Sunderland.

Between Autumn 2014 and Summer 2015, Sunderland Stages will bring performances to a range of venues in the City including the Royalty Theatre, Arts Centre Washington, North Shore and the Bonded Warehouse (both University of Sunderland Students’ Union venues).

There will also be a number of special performances in ‘found’ spaces. These will be where you least expect them so keep your eyes peeled for announcements coming soon!

For updates and announcement find Sunderland Stages on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @sunstages or visit our webpage at www.sunderlandstages.co.uk. If you would like to receive updates about the Sunderland Stages performances e-mail acw@sunderland.gov.uk 

Sunderland Stages is supported by Arts Council England.

What's On:

Mimika Theatre present...

Landscapes

31 January 2015

*** This performance is at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens***
For children aged 4-11 and their families
Take a magical journey through four different worlds and meet the animals that live there in this amazing performance full of visual effects and stunningly lifelike puppets – all set inside Mimika’s amazing special performance tent.

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Open Clasp Theatre Company in collaboration with Frantic Assembly present...

Jumping Puddles

25 February 2015

*** This performance is at The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland.  SR2 7PP*** 
Two sisters at war suddenly find their world turned upside down.  As the autumn nights draw in and the rain falls Grace and Anna find themselves trying to stay afloat as they jump from one puddle of emotion to another.  Now the puddle is in danger of becoming a river and Anna fears Grace will be taken by the tide

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An Open Clasp Theatre Company in collaboration with Frantic Assembly present...

Jumping Puddles

26 February 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Two sisters at war suddenly find their world turned upside down.  As the autumn nights draw in and the rain falls Grace and Anna find themselves trying to stay afloat as they jump from one puddle of emotion to another.  Now the puddle is in danger of becoming a river and Anna fears Grace will be taken by the tide

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Half Moon + Floods of Ink present...

Up in the Attic

28 February 2015

*** This performance is at The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland.  SR2 7PP***
For ages 3-6 and their families
Join three children on an unforgettable bedtime adventure: a journey through the attic at the top of an old house.

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The Paper Birds present...

Broke

12 March 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Co-commissioned by and developed at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Greenwich Theatre 
Question: Sally is British and broke. If Britain owes over £900 billion in National debt and Sally has been on minimum wage for most of her working life with the interest on her debt being equal to her monthly outgoings, then who is more broke, Britain or Sally?

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Theatre Ad Infinitum present...

Odyssey

26 March 2015

***Arts Centre Washington date***
Theatre Ad Infinitum reinvent the timeless Greek myth. One actor. One hour. One man’s epic quest to reunite with his family and seek his bloody revenge. Passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling brings this breathtaking adventure to life. A journey that will ignite the imagination and awaken the senses…

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Word Pepper Theatre in association with Half Moon and Apples and Snakes present...

Pop-Up Flashback

07 April 2015

*** This performance is at Sunderland City and Library and Arts Centre, Fawcett Street***
For ages 5+ and their families
Sebastian’s memories aren’t like everyone else’s. He remembers troll kings and mermaid queens, deep sea diving super heroes and city smashing dinosaurs. But there’s only one memory that takes particular pride of place. It is of the very special gift that his Dad bought him…..

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Third Angel present...

Cape Wrath

21 April 2015

*** This performance takes place on Roker Seafront (Marine Walk, near to the Pods)***
“After he retired, my Grandad went on a trip from the Midlands up to Cape Wrath, the most north-westerly point of his native Scotland. He sat, looked at the sea, and thought about his life. Then he got up and went home. Over 20 years later, I got on a coach and followed in his footsteps. This is what I learned."

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Birmingham Repertory Theatre present...

Back Down

28 April 2015

*** This performance is at Sunderland College Visual and Performing Arts Building, Bede Campus ***
Luke, Zia and Tommy have known each other for forever. With Luke about to leave for university it’s time for one last adventure together, they set off on a camping trip to conquer Snowdon. But when their jaunt takes an unexpected turn they are forced to face up to the reality of why they needed the trip in the first place.

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Sometimes We Play in association with LittleMighty present...

We Can Be Heroes

01 May 2015

*** This performance is at The Bonded Warehouse, SR1 2RQ***
This is a show about facing your fears and becoming a super hero.
Teenagers Patrick and Mark spend their days dodging school bullies, reading comic books and dreaming of escape from their small town home. Then they meet Mr Smith – a real-life super hero, with his own costume and canine sidekick.

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Stella Productions present...

The Rise and Fall of a Northern Star

15 May 2015

*** This performance is taking place at Independent, Sunderland***
Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll - Tracy Star wanted it all! Seeking to escape the drudgery of her day-to-day life in 1980s Manchester, she sought to make something of herself in the burgeoning male dominated Madchester music scene.

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Middle Child Theatre and Sunderland Stages present...

Weekend Rockstars

29 May 2015

*** This performance is at North Shore***
Terry’s having a bad week. He’s lost his job, his girlfriend is off to Uni in London and he’s just killed his dealer’s cat.

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