Seeing the North of England in surprising, unexpected ways.
Northern Spirit in association with Sheffield Theatres, Northern Stage, the Unity Theatre, New Writing North and the Royal Exchange Theatre presents A WONDROUS PLACE. Stories by Luke Barnes, Alison Carr, Matt Hartley and Sarah McDonald Hughes.
Bored of prejudiced misconceptions about the north? In A WONDROUS PLACE, four outstanding young writers challenge the clichés and offer you fresh and vibrant perspectives on four amazing contemporary Northern cities: Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. 'Chris Meads's production has a likeable lightness of touch, with witty animated graphics, quirky music and engaging performances from a quartet of actors who demonstrate an impressive facility for sharing each other's accents' The Guardian In ELECTRICITY by Sarah McDonald Hughes (Once In A House On Fire, Monkeywood Theatre, The Lowry) Angel discovers that Manchester can be as glamorous as New York and as romantic as Paris. PORTERS BROOK by Matt Hartley (Sixty Five Miles, Paines Plough, Hull Truck) looks at the spirit of Sheffield people. DOG by Luke Barnes (Bottleneck, High Tide Festival, Soho Theatre) explores redemption and forgiveness within the midnight streets of Liverpool . WHATSPACEBETWEEN by Alison Carr (Can Cause Death, Forward Theatre Project, National Theatre, Northern Stage, Latitude Festival) examines an extraordinary encounter with Gateshead 's Dunston Rocket. ‘Elegantly crafted by a quartet of rising new writers…each story beginning in a recognisable locality but ending deep in the northern soul. THIS COMPELLING PRODUCTION certainly delivers FRESH THINKING about true north – and it CERTAINLY ISN’T GRIM’ The Stage For more information, please visit Northern Spirit