Our Friends In The North by Peter Flannery
Directed by Erica Whyman
Designed by Soutra Gilmour
Northern Stage presents the first ever revival of Peter Flannery’s Our Friends in the North, the play that inspired the hit television series. A magnificent chronicle of the 1960s and 70s in the North East of England, London and what was to become Zimbabwe, Our Friends in the North charts a devastating defeat of left wing aspirations. As the thirst for power fights it out with idealism, corruption takes root and a trail of victims is left in its wake.
Spanning two decades, the play sees this changing world through the hopes and temptations of Tosker, Mary, Geordie and Nicky, four young people from Newcastle whose lives take very different paths. Starring 14 performers playing 43 characters across 17 years, Our Friends in the North is a spectacular epic. It is also hugely pertinent this year as another era of left-wing power sets out to earn our trust.
The revival celebrates the play’s 25th anniversary and is the first ever production since it was originally produced by the RSC in 1982.
Sat 29 September - Sat 20 October at 7pm (except Sun) Sat 13 & Sat 20 October at 1.30pm
Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RH Telephone +44(0)191 230 5151 Email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Enquiry