Storyhouse Announces New Season

Storyhouse has announced its eleventh season of homemade theatre.

Season 11 will stage six productions between October 2019 - June 2020 at the award-winning theatre, cinema and library.

On the stage, the season opens with a new commission of Robert Louis Stevenson's novella about the divided mind The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by playwright and poet Glyn Maxwell (5 - 19 October), made in collaboration with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre.

Based on Nikolai Erdman's Russian black comedy, The Suicide will be a fast-paced political satire and farce, famously banned by Stalin (8 February - 14 March).

Multi-award-winning playwright Jessica Swale's acclaimed play Blue Stockings about four girls' fight for the right to graduate is on between 14 February - 15 March.

A new version of Swedish dramatist Strindberg's classic play of fraught sexual tension Miss Julie, set in 1930s Hong Kong (20 Feb - 14 March).

A brand-new disco musical version of Brewster's Millions (8 May - 14 June) will be Storyhouse's latest May-Musical, following The Beggar's Opera (2017), A Little Night Music (2018) and Little Shop of Horrors (2019).

And, Sophocles' tragedy Antigone will be on stage between 15 May - 16 June.

Alex Clifton, Artistic Director of Storyhouse, said:

This year at Storyhouse we are doubling the amount of theatre we make, to offer you a season that celebrates our creative communities and tells powerful personal stories about living here and now. Everything here inspires strong feelings. We have a black comedy Stalin banned for being too dangerous; a new disco musical about an instantaneous millionaire single mother and a drag king; a brutal psychological horror so frightening the author burnt his manuscript to try and destroy it forever; a passionate thriller banned in the UK for being too explicit; an ancient but urgent political tragedy; and the story of four women on a crusade to fight for the right to education. These are stories made and told with you. 23 local groups are involved with writing, staging and performing our season, working alongside world-class storytellers. This is a season that speaks proudly with our local voice about the world we live in.

Tickets are from £18, a season saver is available across all shows and offers patrons 25% off.

Find out more at storyhouse.com



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