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Written by Catrina McHugh MBE

Directed by Laura Lindow

Co-Created with sex worker activists

The award-winning Open Clasp are back with their first major international production co-created with sex worker activists from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

An underground community of sex workers scattered across the globe and rooted in their fight for justice stand together, deciding enough is enough. Connected by invisible threads that build the power and strength they need to make a change above ground, Mycelial is activism and theatre at its best.

Age Guidance: 15+

From Open Clasp: the feminist theatre company behind Key Change – New York Times Critics’ Pick and Sugar on BBC iPlayer.

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

Running time

1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)

Content guidance

Please note that the age recommendation for Mycelial is 15+. There is occasional use of strong language; references to abuse, sexual assault and rape; references to whorephobia and self harm; content on transphobia and transphobia-related violence.

The performance also contains some mild flashing lights.

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Box Office on 0191 230 5151 or email



You can download a digital version of the programme here. A limited number of free hard copies will also be available before and after the show.


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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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