NPF 2023: Jake Polley, Maya C. Popa, Sean O’Brien
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Picador proudly presents a reading by three of their recently published poets, introduced by their new editor, Colette Bryce. Jake Polley won the T.S.Eliot prize for his fourth poetry collection, Jackself (2016). His fifth collection, Material Properties, is published this year.He is Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University. Maya C.Popa published, Wound is the Origin of Wonder, her latest collection, with Norton in 2022 and Picador in 2023. Her pamphlet, Dear Life, was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2022 and shortlisted for the Michael Marks award. Sean O’Brien, novelist, playwright and one of the UK’s foremost poets, published his twelfth collection, Embark, in 2022. He is the winner of multiple awards, including the Forward prize and the T.S.Eliot prizes.
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 email@example.com 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.