Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges, today announces NST Campus’ Autumn season, featuring a varied programme of high quality touring work including West End hits People, Places & Things and Hetty Feather. The season is announced as NST moves closer to the opening of NST City, at their newly acquired theatre in Southampton’s city centre.
The Autumn season presents work from some of the UK’s best touring theatre companies opening with Golem created by 1927, which incorporates handmade animation, claymation and live music, opening 12 September.
This is followed by Graeae’s hit punk rock musical, Reasons to be Cheerful, a gritty coming of age tale featuring hits from Ian Dury and the Blockheads. All performances include captioned dialogue, BSL-interpreted songs and audio description.
In October Bristol Old Vic and Royal & Derngate, Northampton present a new version of Harold Pinter’s classic, The Caretaker, directed by Christopher Haydon; following this is Fuel’s adaptation of the infamous coastal myth, The Hartlepool Monkey, created by Gyre & Gimble.
Opening at NST on 7 November is Headlong’s critically-acclaimed People, Places and Things, written by Duncan Macmillan and directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production premièred in 2015 at the National Theatre ahead of a sell-out West End run.
Also in November, Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia present Andrew Bovell’s Things I Know To Be True, co-directed by Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman.
Concluding the season is Rose Theatre Kingston’s Olivier Award nominated production of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather. This West End hit directed by Sally Cookson opens at NST this December for a 7 week Christmas run.
Director of NST, Sam Hodges, said today, “This autumn, as we get closer to moving into our new theatre in the heart of Southampton’s Cultural Quarter; NST City, we feel excited to build the reputation of NST Campus as a home for the country’s most important and innovative touring theatre companies. What better way to signal this, than welcoming Headlong, Frantic Assembly, 1927, Fuel and Graeae.”
For tickets and more information contact the Box Office 023 80671771 or nstheatres.co.uk.