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NPF 2023: Kim Moore, Clare Shaw, Mary Jean Chan (Digital)

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14:00– 15:00 Kim Moore, Clare Shaw, Mary Jean Chan

This event offers profound mediations on the powerful dynamics of romantic and family relationships, and how these unions affect our own identities. Kim Moore’s recent collection All The Men I Never Married won the 2022 Forward Prize. Her first collection The Art of Falling won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize and her non-fiction book What The Trumpet Taught Me was published by Smith/Doorstop in May 2022.

Clare Shaw has four poetry collections with Bloodaxe: the most recent, Towards a General Theory of Love, was a Poetry Society Book of the Year 2022. They are Co-Director of the Kendal Poetry Festival, a Royal Literary Associate, a regular tutor for Wordsworth Grasmere and the Arvon Foundation.

Mary Jean Chan’s debut collection Flèche, won the Costa Book Award for Poetry and was shortlisted for the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Their second poetry collection, Bright Fear, is forthcoming from Faber in summer 2023.

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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