Andy Parsons: Bafflingly Optimistic
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
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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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.