Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that their production of J.M. Barrie’s Quality Street will return to the stage in 2023, this time, with New Vic Theatre as co-producers. 

The tour was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 after visiting just a few of its planned venues, including The Viaduct Theatre Halifax, The Lowry, The Dukes and Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds. In 2020, the production was a hit with audiences and critics alike:


From the writer of Peter Pan, this delicious farce was such a sensation in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most loved chocolates.

The story follows Phoebe Throssel, who runs a school for unruly children on Quality Street. 

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets an older, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. 

She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Livvy, a younger alter-ego who soon beguiles the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will the deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves? 

Northern Broadsides revive their hit regency comedy, stirring in a good helping of Yorkshire wit from the retired workers of the Halifax factory where Quality Street have been proudly made since 1936. Think Bridgerton meets Inside the Factory.  

We are so excited to revive this production in 2023, finally allowing it to be seen by wider audiences across the UK! Tickets are on sale now for members of Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Guildford), with more venues to be announced soon.

We are also thrilled to be continuing our relationship with New Vic Theatre, following the recent success of co-productions such as As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing and Cyrano. 

Full tour dates and casting are still to be confirmed, so sign up to our mailing list and you’ll be the first to know. Or you can give us a follow on our social media where we’ll be regularly posting updates on the tour.