Our next production:

And a Nightingale Sang

written by C. P. Taylor
directed by Chris Neville-Smith

Sunday 17th September - Saturday 23rd September

2.30 p.m. Sunday matinee,
7.30 p.m. Monday - Saturday

There are no public worries in wartime, only private worries. As Chamberlain declares war on Hitler and the nation turns its eye to the Western Front, in Tyneside life goes on for the Stott family. Over the course of the war, grandfather, mother, father and two daughters have their own preoccupations, troubles and joys - not least Helen and Joyce who both fall in love with serving soldiers. For one sister, it will end in happiness and fulfilment; for another, it will in heartbreak in the least expected way. One of the earliest plays ever performed at Newcastle's Live Theatre, with the music of Vera Lynn throughout the story, And A Nightingale Sang commemorates the struggles on the home front and how the human spirit always survives.

Tickets on sale from the Gala Theatre box office, in person, by telephone (03000 266 600) or online (booking fee applies online). Tickets also available on the door at the City Theatre, subject, to availability.

Play archive

2016 Season

 

Main Season:

Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime • Over My Dead BodyA Servant to Two Masters • Enter a Free Man • One for the Road

Other productions:

The Pitman Painters Waiting for Gandalf • Howard and Mimi

2015 Season

Main Season:

Entertaining Angels • Murder Weapon • The Memory of Water • Trivial Pursuits • Humble Boy

Other productions:

Waiting for Gandalf

2014 Season

Arsenic and Old Lace

Main Season:

The Odd Couple (female version) • Arsenic and Old Lace • Heroes • RopeOur House

Other productions:

A Doctor's Duty • Waiting for GandalfThe Pitman Painters

2013 Season

Main Season:

The Constant Wife  • House Guest • Private Lives • Bull in a China ShopImprobable Fiction

Other productions:

Brother and Sister  • The First Sign of Madness

2012 Season

Production shot from Loot

Main Season:

Glorious!  • The Aspern Papers • Separate Tables • Rules of the Game • Loot

Other productions:

The Eccentric • 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

2011 Season

Main Season:

Gaslight • Good Morning, Bill • Breaking the Code • CranfordBlue Remembered Hills

Other productions:

Plan C • The First Sign of Madness • Crossing the Line

2010 Season

Production shot from Neville's Island

Main Season:

When We Are MarriedNeville's Island • Present LaughterPerfect Murder • Dangerous Corner

Other productions:

The Dumb Waiter

2009 Season

 

Main Season:

The Winslow Boy • Map of the Heart • The Hollow • The Franchise Affair • London Suite

Other productions:

Figuring Things

2008 Season

 

Main Season:

Hay Fever • Weekend Breaks • The Importance of Being Earnest • Speechless • Come On, Jeeves!

Other productions:

Dickens' Children