We are proud to present the following productions in 2017/18:
Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens and adapted by our very own Stewart Howson
Following on from Stewart Howson’s hugely successful adaptation of Dickens’ ‘The Old Curiosity Shop’ NTC will be touring ‘Barnaby Rudge’ in autumn 2017.
“ A triumph, the finest theatre I’ve seen for years, dynamic, powerful and highly enjoyable, two hours of riveting entertainment”
Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, ‘Barnaby Rudge’ is absolutely a play for today. A story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder, goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, and features Grip, a talking pet raven . Through the course of the play fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and there are violent clashes on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its high drama, strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful blend of historical realism and ‘grotesque’ melodrama.
Told through Stewart Howson’s unique interpretation, this will be NTC at its physical and Gothic best.
and at Christmas:
The Princess and the Goblin
by George MacDonald and adapted by Karen Hirst
Princess Irene is to be the bride of the goblin king’s son; unfortunately he hasn’t actually asked her yet.
The Princess and the Goblin is an exciting adventure about the goblins attempts to steal away the princess and her success in avoiding them with a lot of help from Curdie, the miner’s son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, who no-one else can see.
A story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family with song, dance and some fun along the way.
Give Hilary a ring on 01665 602586 to book a performance (in Mondays and Tuesdays) or email her at Hilary