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Kirsty MacLaren, Harmony Rose-Bremner and Amy Murphy on stage in Protest. Text reads 'Protest'.

Protest

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Overview

A Fuel, Imaginate and Northern Stage production in association with National Theatre of Scotland

Written by Hannah Lavery 

Directed by Natalie Ibu 

 

Running is Alice’s happy place. She’s the best runner at her school and can outrun everyone, even the boys…but she’s struggling to prove her worth.

Jade is being tested. Racist bullying and history classes that tell a one-sided story sets her on a mission to find out about her heritage and those who came before her.

Meanwhile, litter is piling up in the local forest. All over the world an environmental crisis is looming, the threat of disorder and division is growing.  Chloe is determined to make a change, starting with the town.

Three girls prepare to challenge the status quo and tackle injustices in this new play exploring the power of friendship, activism and believing in your own voice.

 

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

 

★★★★

“A poignant awakening for this trio of young girls”

– The Times

 

★★★★

“A bright burst of energy designed to rouse young hearts and minds into action.”

– The Herald

 

★★★★

“Protest offers a distinctly hopeful sense of promise and power in the voices of young women, not in the future, but right now.”

– Edinburgh Guide

Running time

70 mins (no interval)

Venue

Stage 2

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RH

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Age & Content Guidance

Age Guidance: 8+
Contains references to racism, bullying and grief

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Audience Feedback

Reviews

“A vibrant show, lifted by three beautiful and poignant performances.” The Scotsman ★★★★

“A stirring drama of waking up to injustice and trying to right it.” The Guardian ★★★★

“An uplifting ode to the power of hope and community activism.” The Stage ★★★★

Trailer

PROTEST
Amy Murphy

Amy Murphy - Chloe

Kirsty MacLaren

Kirsty MacLaren - Alice

Harmony Rose-Bremner

Harmony Rose-Bremner - Jade

Credits

Creative Team

Hannah Lavery – Writer

Natalie Ibu – Director

Natasha Haws – Associate Director

Novasound – Sound Design

Nadia Iftkhar – Movement Director

Amy Jane Cook – Set and Costume Designer

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

Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and 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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