On government advice, we are currently suspending performances of Quality Street, with all tour venues having announced their immediate closure. The venues will contact those with tickets booked to arrange refunds, although it may be possible for you to donate the cost of your ticket to the theatre to show your support to the industry at this difficult time. Further updates on the rest of the tour will be posted on our social media channels and website.


★★★★ ‘a good-looking and well-pitched revival’  The Stage

★★★★ ‘A lot of giddy fun’ The Telegraph

★★★★★ ‘a thoroughly enjoyable play, one not to miss’ Whats Good To Do

‘delightful, playful, entertaining… what a splendid start for Laurie Sansom and his team’ The Yorkshire Times

‘Jessica Baglow is outstanding as Phoebe’ 

‘J.M. Barrie’s bittersweet romcom is a treat’ The Guardian

‘A full five-star production… a complex mix of emotions and wicked sense of fun’ Rich Pickings

Sam Taylor Photography

Quality Street

Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.

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 a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Livvy, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain.

As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves? J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936.

In Laurie Sansom’s directorial debut for Northern Broadsides, this rare revival also features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.

Running time: 2 hours, 30 minutes (including a 20 minute interval)



Quality Street UK Tour Dates 2020

Director   Laurie Sansom

Designer   Jessica Worrall

Lighting Designer   Joe Price

  Sound Designer / Composer   Nick Sagar

Casting Director   Sarah Hughes CDG

Choreographer   Ben Wright

Puppet Maker   Beka Haigh

Liverpool Playhouse

Tue 17 – Sat 21 Mar
0151 709 4776

Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Mar
0191 230 5151

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford

Tue 7 – Sat 11 Apr
01483 44 00 00

Derby Theatre

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Apr
01332 59 39 39

Leeds Playhouse

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Apr
01132 137 700

New Vic Theatre

Tue 28 Apr – Sat 9 May
01782 717 962

Stephen Joseph Theatre

Tue 12 – Sat 16 May
01723 370 541

Harrogate Theatre

Tue 19 – Sat 23 May
01423 502 116

The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax

Back due to popular demand!
27 – 30 May
01422 849 227

Hull Truck Theatre

Tue 2 – Sat 6 June
01482 323 638

York Theatre Royal

Tue 9 – Sat 13 June
01904 623 568