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A Song For Ella Grey

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A Pilot Theatre Production in association with Northern Stage and York Theatre Royal

Adapted by Zoe Cooper

Directed by Esther Richardson 


This new production, from the Company that brought you Noughts & Crosses, is a magical retelling of the Orpheus myth, full of music, sound and storytelling.

Claire and her best friend, Ella Grey, are ordinary kids from ordinary families in an ordinary world. They and their friends fall in and out of love, play music and dance, stare at the stars, yearn for excitement, and have parties on the beautiful beaches of Northumberland. One day a stranger, a musician called Orpheus, appears on the beach, and entrances them all but particularly Ella. Where has Orpheus come from and what path will Ella follow?  A tale of modern teenagers and ancient forces, a tale told since the dawn of time and told again today.

Run time: 2hrs

If a performance is sold out, email or call 0191 230 5151 to be added to our waiting list.


Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne


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Education pack
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Free CPD for Drama teachers
Pilot Theatre are offering a free online CPD session on Mon 11 Mar, 6-7.30pm for Drama teachers attending A Song For Ella Grey. This will focus on supporting teachers with the Live Theatre component of the GCSE and A-Level syllabus. More information and how to book is here.

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There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L).


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


To book a free ticket for a wheelchair companion or an assistant, contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151, via email at or by visiting our Box Office in person.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.


Stage 1: Seats are 43 cm wide, 41cm deep, with 46cm between arm rests. The aisleway is 51cm deep from the seat back. Arm rests cannot be removed.

Stage 2: Seats are 40cm wide, 41cm deep. The aisleway is 64cm deep from the seat back. There are no arm rests.

Our seats are rated to British Standards at installation and are guaranteed to hold up to 110kg.

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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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