Spring at The North Wall Arts Centre is full of good things for you to enjoy.
2012 kicks off in with the up and coming comic duo Totally Tom.Â Steve Larkin then presents N.O.N.C.EÂ – an original piece of dramatic storytelling based on real events that took place during the year spent working as a ‘poet-in-residence’ at a high security ‘therapeutic’ prison. It is dark yet the load is lightened with comedic flair.
We look forward to new writing – Snookered by Ishy Din, DNA by Dennis Kelly, John Peel’s Shed and Thirsty by the fresh, comic and irreverent Paper Birds.Â Sarah Kane’s landmark play Crave also has a timely re-imagining from ATC.Â Lots of laughs are coming your way, including the ever surreal Simon Munnery and lovable Patrick Monahan.
For children and families, innovation and imagination continue to drive the programme, and we have three very special treats for the season – Goldilocks, Travels with Granddad and the delightful Tim and Light.Â Our friends across the road at Barefoot Books offer a brilliant range of workshops and story sessions for little ones before and after our shows so why don’t you make a day of it?
We are very excited to welcome opera for the first time at The North Wall Arts Centre with OperaUpClose’s Olivier Award Winning La Boheme, described as ‘wildly brilliant’ by The Times this modern staging will not disappoint. Our gallery is also well-worth a linger with fierce and fragile glass, art meets science and collaborations in oils.
The schools matinee performance of DNA has almost sold out but there are two other event performances if you fancy taking Hull Truck Theatre’s journey into the enclosed world of adolescent cruelty, The Paper Birds’s Thirsty will also suit theatre students with their poignant but not preachy theatrical exploration of booze fuelled Britain.
And then of course, the wildly fabulous Camille.Â After a sell-out run in Edinburgh she returns to The North Wall with her new show Feel.