Playhouse season is packed with fun

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From music to theatre, live streamings, entertaining and informative talks and amateur and professional productions, the new programme of events for Alnwick Playhouse is one of the best yet.

Taking us through to January next year, the autumn season at the theatre and arts centre is packed with performances that should attract a wide range of audiences.

MONEY at Alnwick Playhouse

MONEY at Alnwick Playhouse

And with the success of the Playhouse’s live streaming a host of new productions are set to be seen in Alnwick, when previously they wouldn’t have got near - including Stephen Fry’s More Fool Me on October 1.

Crissy Rock and Leah Bell will be on stage in the feel-good comedy Dirty Dusting on Saturday, October 25, while the UK’s finiest tribute to Pink Floyd, Think Floyd, will be rocking out on stage on October 30.

But while there are a number of fun and comic nights, there are also a series of poingnant performances.

Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) will present Notes from the Front on October 24. And on October 26 Blackeyed Theatre presents Not About Heroes.

One of the showseven features its own bouncer.

MONEY the game show sees 10,000 pound coins on stage on October 3 as the play shows how the world’s economic system came to a collapse.

There is also a world premiere with A Doll’s House on October 7.

Alnwick Playhouse Concert Band celebrates 20 years of musical memories in their performance on November 15.

Continuing the local theme, the Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre groups are coming together to present The Greatest Show on Earth with The Baker Street Irregulars on November 29 and 30, with circus skills, and songs. The NTC is back on Thursday, December 4,to present the classic fairytale Rumplestiltskin.

The Duchess’s Community High School students also perform Cyrano de Bergerac from Wednesday, November 5, to Friday, November 7.

And for little ones, PuppetShip are back with In A Nutshell, an interactive story of beginnings and endings suitable for three to six-year-olds, on Thursday, November 27.

Getting in the festive spirit, Buddy Holly and the Cricketers are back on Monday, December 8, and Alice in Wonderland is streamed live from the Royal Opera House on Tuesday, Decmeber 16.

Plus, of course, Alnwick Theatre Club brings its pantomime – Pinocchio – to the stage in January.

Jo Potts, theatre manager, said: “The Playhouse autumn brochure offers a serious amount of classical and contemporary theatre, original music from the world of opera to modern pop and a bustling community programme with seasonal and festive favourites. As the dark nights draw near, what better way to spend a winter evening?”