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A girl is wearing a virtual reality headset and looking at a digital device.

Worlds Apart

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Overview

‘My hands are shaking. My heart is pounding. All my hard work has built up to this key moment. No room for mistakes. This is life or death. Here I am. This is it. This is level 10.’

Egg, 13, finds themself living with their eccentric gran and Mam in Seaburn, a town they barely recognise. With no one to talk to at school and Mam and Gran not exactly playing Happy Families, it’s hard to be optimistic about their ‘fresh start’.

Join Egg as they escape to the virtual reality world, where defeating evil space villains and the risk of getting sucked into giant black holes weirdly makes them feel safe.

Through an honest look at unpaid care, the characters go on an adventure of unlikely transformation and discovery. Things might not always be what they seem, but by facing up to monsters online and in the real world, this relatable story of growing up, growing old and coming together celebrates ageing and intergenerational relationships.

Made in collaboration with unpaid carers and people living in residential care homes, Woven Nest Theatre invites you to Worlds Apart a story of hope, laughter and love.

Running time

1 hr 10 mins

Audience Feedback

‘Beautiful, moving and delicate, with just the right amount of humour’

‘Magical. The movement between worlds was so beautiful. The subtlety of the issues and the nuance was just incredible. Loved it.’

Trailer

Interview with Director Poppy

Age Guidance

Recommended for ages 11+

Theatre Walkthrough

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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