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Listings of shows at the New Vic Theatre

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

  • The Coal Porters will be appearing at the New Vic Theatre this month. Above: The Taming of The Shrew.

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Shakespeare, bluegrass and a heart-felt play are all on offer at North Staffordshire's theatre-in-the-round.

The New Vic Theatre production of The Memory of Water is still running at the Newcastle-under-Lyme theatre-in-the-round.

A new production by Shelagh Stephenson and directed by Nikolai Foster, it will be running until Saturday, March 22.

This big-hearted, bittersweet play brilliantly mixes hilarity and regret in a moving look at families and childhood memory.

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It was the winner of the Olivier award for Best New Comedy in 2000 and voted UK Play of the Year in 2001.

Bossy big-sister Teresa, over-achieving Mary, and attention-seeking Catherine are three grown-up sisters with a history of not getting on. When they gather at the family home on the Yorkshire coast, it's not long before a storm in brewing.

It's a funny, angry and awkward reunion haunted by there glamorous mother. Childhood conflicts re-emerge, memories collide, and the secrets of there separate lives are finally revealed.

The Coal Porters will be at the New Vic Theatre this evening (Wednesday, March 12).

With five well-received albums and a touring schedule that includes Glastonbury and California by way of Sweden and France, this seriously good bluegrass band are making musical waves on both sides of the Atlantic.

Visiting the New Vic as part of the venue's Education Department's partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Taming of the Shrew will be at the theatre-in-the-round on Tuesday, March 18.

Showing at both 1pm and 7.30pm, this production has been especially created to engage and entertain young people and is acclaimed to be the perfect first encounter with Shakespeare.

To book tickets for any of the above shows, call the New Vic Theatre's Box Office on 01782 717962 or go online to the venue's website at www.newvictheatre.org.uk.

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