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Andy Parsons

Andy Parsons: Bafflingly Optimistic

Overview

We’ve been visited by the four horsemen in the form of disease, death, war and overpriced ketchup, so what hope can there be? Andy Parsons is Bafflingly Optimistic.

Andy started his career writing non-commissioned for Radio 4’s Weekending and went on to become one of the main writers of the original Spitting Image on ITV. Having had his own Radio 2 series for six years, he became a regular panellist on Mock the Week and has made numerous TV appearances on the likes of Live at the Apollo, The Comedy Store and QI.

“For those who worry that we are going to hell in a handcart, Parsons will at least make you enjoy the ride” – The i

★★★★★ – The List

★★★★★ – The Scotsman

★★★★★ – The Herald

“Hysterical” – The Mirror

“Very funny” – The Times

“Punchline King” – The Guardian

“Laugh out loud funny” – Sunday Telegraph

“Surprisingly ripped” – Rob Beckett

 

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

Running time

1hr 50mins (including interval)

Venue

Stage 1

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

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Age & Content Guidance

Age Guidance: 14+

Contains strong language & adult content

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.

STEP FREE ACCESS

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

WHEELCHAIR SPACES

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

TOILETS

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

HEARING ENHANCEMENT

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).

ASSISTANCE

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

BOOKING COMPANION SEATING

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

GUIDE DOGS

Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here.

SEAT ACCESSIBILITY

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.

More Information

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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