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The Suggestibles' Impro Pantso 2023


No Script. No Score. No Kids!

Newcastle’s legendary improv comedy troupe is back with their glorious misadventure into the unknown, creating hilarious havoc on our Cinderella Stage.

You supply the suggestions. They supply the LAUGHS. Taking inspiration from your suggestions, the devilishly talented team will spin your ideas into a mythical musical tale of good versus evil, goodies v baddies, softies v hardies that will have you booing, cheering, singing, dancing, and rolling in the aisles with laughter. And it’s all made up. On the spot! Never seen before. Never ever to be seen again. Expect the unexpected and remember to leave the kids at home. This show is only for the naughty big variety.

Returning for its 16th year at Northern Stage, this untraditional panto has become a tradition all its own!

Age Guidance: 18+

Make a night of it at Northern Stage. Groups of ten or more get a 10% discount, and if you’d each like a free glass of fizz with that – simply book your table by emailing

Running time

150 mins


Epic Space

Northern Stage


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“As unexpected treats go this Christmas, they’ll not come any better than this” – THE CRACK

“If you’re looking for a fun, festive way to kick-start your celebrations (without the screaming children and cringe-worthy stereotypes), Impro Pantso is the show for you. We loved it!” – LIVING NORTH

‘The best thing to happen to hilarity since the advent of the laugh’ – NARC

‘One of the hottest comedy tickets in the North East’ – GUARDIAN

‘There’s nothing more satisfying than comedy which makes you ache with laughter – and The Suggestibles provide exactly that… It seems there’s no end to their talents’ – THE JOURNAL

‘The best bit is watching and willing them to dig their way out of the ludicrous hole they’ve just put so much effort into digging for themselves in the first place… I suggest you go along!’-  THE CHRONICLE

‘Wildly irreverent and zanily dreamlike… they make scripted comedy look like staying home to descale the kettle’- THE CRACK

Photo Credit: Joe Haydon Photography

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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