FRI 20 - SAT 21 OCT, 7.45pm
We give yous all the fun, messed-up stuff you crave and we serve it on a plate, free of charge. Now is that wrong?
Sid and Viv is an exciting, edgy, new play set in Blyth, Northumberland.
Everyone says Sid and Viv’s house is dangerous, weird and a bit freaky. So why does Dunney think it feels so much like home?
Dunney is a young lad who doesn’t fit in and to make matters worse he lives in Blyth, voted ‘the second worse town to live in Britain 1992’. His school, the police, even his parents don’t want him. Nobody does.
That is until he meets Sid and Viv.
Sid and Viv are pensioners who don’t act their age. They introduce Dunney to a side of life he’s never seen before. Their house has a secret code, free Lambert and Butler, a left-wing dog, a Mexican dildo and a 6ft python who eats frozen mice.
Unbeknownst to Dunney, joining the apparently secretive gang at Sid and Viv’s house has consequences he could never have imagined.
‘Sid and Viv’ is a story about lost kids, coming of age, in an uncertain world. One of post truth, ethical uncertainty, ‘broken’ families and impending war.
This electrifying play premieres at Theatre503 in London before transferring to Northern Stage in Newcastle in October.
Producers NorthSEE Theatre create cutting edge, contemporary productions which provide opportunities for the best North East talent.
Running time: 2hrs 25mins (including 15mins interval)
Post show discussion: Fri 20 Oct
Contains smoking and strong language