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Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

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.

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6 Sep 177:30 pmAlnwick Playhouse Studio, Bondgate Without
7 Sep 177:30 pmNew Deer Public Hall, New Deer, Aberdeenshire
9 Sep 177:30 pmPortsoy Church Hall, Portsoy, Banff
10 Sep 177:30 pmRoyal British Legion Hall, Buckie, Moray
12 Sep 177:30 pmHeron Theatre, Cumbria
13 Sep 177:30 pmBishop Auckland Town Hall, Co Durham
14 Sep 177:30 pmTalbot Theatre, Whitchurch Leisure Centre
16 Sep 177:30 pmBamburgh Village Hall, The Pavilion, Bamburgh
17 Sep 177:00 pmSupper Theatre at The Black Bull Inn, Frosterley
19 Sep 177:30 pmHindmarsh Hall, Northumberland
20 Sep 177:30 pmWhitburn Parish Hall
21 Sep 177:30 pmWirksworth Town Hall, Yorkshire
22 Sep 177:30 pmLongformacus Village Hall, Borders
23 Sep 177:30 pmSt George's Church Hall, Northumberland
24 Sep 177:30 pmLillesleaf Village Hall, Melrose
26 Sep 177:00 pmStakeford Methodist Church, Stakeford
28 Sep 177:30 pmHamsterley Village Hall, Hamsterley, County Durham
29 Sep 177:00 pmUpper Weardale Town Hall, St John's Chapel
30 Sep 177:30 pmWhittingham Memorial Institute, Alnwick
1 Oct 177:30 pmFelton Village Hall, Felton
3 Oct 177:30 pmKirkwhelpington Memorial Hall, Northumberland
4 Oct 177:30 pmThe Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
5 Oct 177:30 pmPocklington Arts Centre, Yorkshire
6 Oct 177:30 pmEtal Village Hall, Northumberland
7 Oct 177:30 pmRobinson Institute, Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale, Yorkshire
10 Oct 177:30 pmCentury Theatre, Leicester
11 Oct 177:30 pmSkegness Grammar School, Skegness
12 Oct 177:30 pmTerry O'Toole Theatre, Lincolnshire
13 Oct 177:30 pmRolleston Village Hall, Rolleston
14 Oct 177:30 pmGrasby Village Hall, Lincolnshire
15 Oct 177:30 pmAlford Corn Exchange, Alford
17 Oct 177:30 pmBallantrae Community Centre, Ballantrae Ayrshire
19 Oct 177:30 pmFairlie Village Hall, Fairlie Ayrshire
20 Oct 177:30 pmThe Quay Zone, Girvan Ayrshire
21 Oct 177:30 pmThe Carrick Centre, Maybole S. Ayrshire