A ONE NIGHT STAND
With Barrie Rutter
Born in 1946, the son of a fishworker, Rutter grew up in a two-up two-down on the Hessle Road, the fish dock area of Hull. His acting career began colourfully, invited by an English teacher into the school play because he “had the gob for it”.
A One Night Stand with Barrie Rutter is an intimate and entertaining choice of readings, memories and anecdotes from someone who will always have the gob for it. From the RSC and the National Theatre, where he first worked closely with Tony Harrison and discovered a passion for performing in the Northern voice, to establishing his ground breaking theatre company, Northern Broadsides. From the company’s humble beginnings in 1992, surviving hand-to-mouth on a shoestring budget, to winning numerous awards, including the country’s largest and most lucrative arts prize – Creative Briton 2000.
Barrie was awarded an OBE for services to drama in the Queen’s New Year Honour list 2015.
See him in full flow for one night only.
by William Shakespeare,
Directed by Barrie Rutter
KING. LOVER. MURDERER.
England is in the midst of the Wars of the Roses when Richard, Duke of Gloucester, sees a chance for the crown. He is Shakespeare’s twisted villain who we love to hate as, with ruthless cunning and silver-tongued charm, he stops at nothing to remove brothers, wife, nephews and friends from his path.
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We are recruiting now for two new board members, if you are interested in becoming a Trustee of Northern Broadsides then please follow the link for more information and how to apply.
BROADSIDES DO UP GAFF!
See how we are getting on – photos of the progress we are making and news of new sponsorship and donations.
All money raised via the Shopping List is to help us do up the gaff – pick something from the list to make a donation. The toaster has already been bought but there is plenty to choose from and there is something to suit every pocket. Everyone who donates gets their name on the thank you page. Happy Shopping!
Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons.
NEW ADDITION TO OUR CORPORATE FRIENDS
We are making new friends and honoring old ones. Andy Thornton Ltd joins the growing list of our supporters.
ASSOCIATE COMPANY TO THE GLOBE
Emma Rice, Artistic Director Designate, welcomes three new Associate Companies to the Globe and we are one of them!
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
By Deborah McAndrew, Directed by Conrad Nelson
Northern Broadsides and the New Vic Theatre join forces to bring their celebrated musical panache, acclaimed charisma and exuberant performance style to this swashbuckling tale of unrequited love set in the golden age of musketeers.
Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant poet and swordsman, finds himself deeply in love with his beautiful cousin Roxane.
Each day of his life is lived only for her – every poem he writes, every duel he fights. Despite his dash and his dare, Cyrano is afraid of revealing his true feelings certain she could never love him in return … for who would love a man with such an enormous nose?
A delightful evening of pure drama that will lift your spirits and make your heart ache.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Fri 3 – Sat 25 Feb, 7.30pm
Tue 28 Feb – Sat 4 March, 7.45pm
Tue 7 – Sat 11 March 7.30pm
Tue 14 – Sat 25 March
Tue 28 March – Sat 1 April 7.30pm
Tue 4 – Sat 8 April 7.30pm (Except Thu eve 7pm)
Tue 11 – Sat 15 April, 7.30pm (No performance Good Friday)
Tue 18 – Sat 22 April, 8.00pm
Tue 25 – Sat 29 April, 7.45pm
Tue 2 – Sat 6 May, 7.30pm
Tue 9 – Sat 13 May, 7.30pm
Tue 16 – Sat 20 May, 7.30pm
Tue 23 – Sat 27 May, 7.30pm (except Fri 8pm)