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A collage style image of a lady with a Monocle

The Monocle

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Overview

A Rendez-Vous dance production

Directed and Choreographed by Mathieu Geffré

The Monocle is presented in partnership with Curious Arts.

Welcome to The Monocle, where nothing is impossible! This highly virtuosic contemporary dance performance featuring the voluptuous jazz chanteuse Imogen Banks presents the untold story of Le Monocle, a secretly notorious lesbian cabaret in 1930s Paris. Inside The Monocle the air is thick, warm and wavy with secrets and sensuality. Women laugh loudly, drink the night away and abandon themselves into smooth and passionate dances. Just for one night, be our guest at The Monocle and experience the joy of what it feels like to be in a truly safe space. 

 

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

Running time

90 minutes including interval

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Production Photos & Trailer

Trailer

Reviews

“Mathieu offers us a gift here: the opportunity to see for ourselves what it looks like to be free in a safe space” Helen Redfern – NARC Magazine 

“Mathieu Geffré is an artist with pedigree, bringing depth, experience and impactful movement quality.” Graham Watts 

“Choreography is playful, tender and sensual, with powerful individual characterisation by each dancer.The piece is a fascinating interpretation of a historical moment in Europe helping to make subcultures visible” Tamzin Mackie – Culture North East 

Age and Content Guidance

The performance contains scenes of a sensual nature, adult themes, partial nudity and reference to chest binding. Age recommendation: 13+ – under 16 accompanied by an adult.

Creative Team

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Mathieu Geffré 

Associate Director: Andrew Gardiner 

Performers: Alyssa Lisle, Coralie Calfond, Imogen Banks, Jemima Colin, Natassa Argyropoulou, Ruth Howard and Zara Phillips 

Musical Director and Composer: James Keane 

Set and Costume Designers: Helen Hebert and Nate Gibson 

Original Light Design: Josh Harriette 

Production Manager and Relighter: Rachel Shipp 

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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