Northern Stage return to one of the Fringe’s most critically acclaimed venues to host an ambitious new programme of work this August.

For 2017, the Newcastle based company has teamed up with three other major producing theatres - Hull Truck Theatre, Royal Exchange Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse - to bring some of the best new work from across the North of England to the Fringe. All four theatres are involved in the selection process, bringing with them a wealth of pro-gramming and producing experience to present work from a diverse range of both up-and-coming and more established theatre-makers.

“It is with great excitement that we return to Edinburgh this year, not just to deliver an amazing, diverse and passionate programme of vital new theatre from across the north of England, but to begin a new collaboration that will evolve, expand and enrich our Edinburgh project for years to come. Northern Stage is delighted to begin a partnership between major northern venues to support, present and empower the best of the flourishing independent theatre sector.”

Northern Stage Artistic Director, Lorne Campbell

“Northern Stage’s Edinburgh programme has become a vital platform for artists from across the North of England to present their work at the world’s largest arts festival as part of a collective of passionate artists and companies. We are thrilled to join Northern Stage at Summerhall and become part of a new collaboration, alongside Hull Truck Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, championing bold voices from across our re-gions.”

Ric Watts, Senior Producer, Royal Exchange Theatre

“We believe that the north of Eng-land is home to some of the most innovative, generous and provocative theatre makers in the world. We’re delighted to partner with such an illustrious group of theatres to deliver a programme that is diverse, excellent and, we hope, truly reflective of the outstanding quality of the work being made in Yorkshire, the North West and the North East.”

West Yorkshire Playhouse New Work Producer, Gilly Roche

“We are thrilled to be working with our partners across the North to showcase and celebrate the incredible range and diversity of voices that articu-late the passion and concerns of artists responding to the world. It's vital, energetic and powerful work that further embeds the North as a place of thrilling creative adventures for our times.” 

Hull Truck Theatre Artistic Director, Mark Babych

Full details of the 2017 programme will be announced in May 2017. For more information, please visit Northern Stage.