Love and marriage, birth and death. Seen from a distance they’re just the rhythm of everyday life: but when you’re caught up in the middle and they’re happening to you, they’re the whole world.
A bona fide American classic, OUR TOWN tells the story of Emily and George, two unremarkable teenagers growing up in a small New Hampshire town at the turn of the last century. You’re invited to eavesdrop on this tightly wound community as events unfold – both the apparently trivial and the deeply profound – across the course of a decade.
Rich with detail and shot through with a distinctive mix of light and shade, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning smalltown epic of human existence remains as theatrically fresh and as topical as ever: OUR TOWN, but also, unmistakably, yours.
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, there are 35 £10 Stage Level Table Seats available for each performance of OUR TOWN. We'd like our audience members to become part of our on-stage family, to observe the action from the kitchen tables and living rooms of our characters, to get a truly unique Royal Exchange experience. These seats are available to buy online or via Box Office in advance of the show.
VENUE: The Theatre
PERFORMANCE DATES: Thursday 14 September - Saturday 14 October 2017
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Matinees, 2.30pm / Evenings, 7.30pm
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RUNNING TIME: Approx 2 hours 30 minutes, including a 20 minute interval
TICKET INFORMATION: Standard Tickets from £17.00
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SEASON TICKETS: Part of the Season Ticket Package
BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations, there are 35 £10 Stage Level Table Seats available for each performance of OUR TOWN. We'd like our audience members to become part of our on-stage family, to observe the action from the kitchen tables and living rooms of our characters, to get a truly unique Royal Exchange experience.
These seats are available to buy online or via Box Office in advance of the show.
DIRECTOR: Sarah Frankcom
DESIGNER: Fly Davis
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jack Knowles
SOUND DESIGN: Ben & Max Ringham
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR: Jennifer Jackson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Tarek Merchant
Pre-show introduction to the play, led from the stage and featuring company members.
Thursday 28 September, 10.30am - 12 noon. Tickets £6
Join the cast of OUR TOWN in a Q&A
Friday 6 October, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Tickets £5 - for members only
After Thursday 5 October evening performance
No need to book tickets for discussion
Book tickets for performance
YOU, THE AUDIENCE THEATRE CLUB
Discuss, debate and dissect productions with fellow audience members in this friendly and informal 'club'
Thursday 5 October, (post-show, approx 5pm)
Free but ticketed. Please book at Box Office 0161 833 9833
AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE: Saturday 30 September, 2.30pm
BSL PERFORMANCE: Wednesday 11 October, 7.30pm and Saturday 14 October, 2.30pm
CAPTIONED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 5 October, 7.30pm
RELAXED PERFORMANCE: Thursday 12 October, 2.30pm
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Mrs Julia Gibbs
NORAH LOPEZ HOLDEN
Mrs Myrtle Webb