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NPF 2023: Valzhyna Mort and Maura Dooley (Digital)

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Overview

This reading will provide a resonant and thrilling finale to the festival, combining the thoughtful, probing poems of one of the UK’s most significant poets, Maura Dooley, with the fiercely engaged lyricism and world vision of Valzhyna Mort. Maura Dooley has a new collection, Five Fifty-Five, her sixth poetry collection, out from Bloodaxe this year. Her selected poems, Sound Barrier: Poems 1982 -2002, was published by Bloodaxe in 2002. She is also an editor and an anthologist (Making for the Planet Alice, 1997) and is Professor of Creative Writing at Goldsmiths University. Valzhyna Mort born in Minsk, Belarus, now lives in USA where she teaches at Cornell University. Her third collection, Music for the Dead and Resurrected, which weaves together personal narratives with a collective narrative about Belarusian history, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2020 and won the International Griffin Poetry Prize.

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

We have a Changing Places toilet in the Stage 1 lobby and accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.  Gender neutral toilets are situated in the 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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