Matt Prendergast and Keicha Greenidge in Herat of Darkness -HOD-Birmingham-FINAL-PRINT-072-211696

See A Dark Classic In A New Light

We’re pleased to be welcoming back imitating the dog next month with their bold retelling of a classic novel combining live performance and digital technology. Joseph Conrad’s influential and timely novel, Heart of Darkness, will be staged here from March 19-23 by one of the UK’s most original and innovative...

Continue reading

Northern Broadsides & New Vic Theatre  Feb  2019
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
Directed by Conrad Nelson  Designer Liz Evans
Lighting Designer Daniella Beattie  Music Director Bex Hughes
Robin Simpson/Benedick  Isobel Middleton/Beatrice
Sarah Kameela-Impey/Hero  Linford Jonhson/Claudio
Matt Rixon/Pedro  Simeon Truby/Leonato
Sophia Hatfield/Margaret  Anthony Hunt/Borachio
Rachel Hammond/Ursula Heather Phoenix/Conrade
Andrew Whitehead/Antonio   David Nellist/Dogberry
Robert Wade/Balthazar Richard J Fletcher/Don John
James McClean/Messenger

Fall In Love With Much Ado

With Valentine season in full swing, we are preparing to host Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy. Much Ado About Nothing, the latest co-production by Northern Broadsides and the awardwinning New Vic Theatre, is guaranteed to warm the hearts of theatregoers from March 5-9. This adaptation of the famous love story is...

Continue reading

Christian Flynn, right, with Glory cast members

Who Inspired Glory?

Men from the wrestling and boxing scene in the Lancaster and Morecambe area have helped to inspire our next homegrown play. Glory, set in the larger than life world of wrestling, receives its world premiere here from February 21-March 2 before touring nationally. And much of it was developed following...

Continue reading

web 2

March Along To The Dukes For Quality Drama

Two top theatre companies presenting their own versions of a classic Shakespeare comedy and an influential novel are visiting us this March. Both Northern Broadsides and imitating the dog will be making welcome returns this spring. Northern Broadsides present Much Ado About Nothing from March 5-9 while imitating the dog...

Continue reading


Jameela Heads For Glory

Hi, my name is Jameela and I’m excited to be working as an assistant director on Glory, The Dukes co-production with Red Ladder, which is set in the world of Northern entertainment wrestling and opens here on February 21. It will be an interesting learning curve for me as the...

Continue reading