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Age: 15+

Running time: 2 hours approx. (with interval)

Seating: Unallocated - Theatre Style

*These events can be attended in person or watched online*

Students from the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen at The Northern School of Art present InterACT Festival 2024, two evenings of new, diverse and exciting work. The showcase of work by the School’s BA (Hons) Acting Department, along with students from the Film, TV & Theatre department, features different works created by 3rd year students on each evening.

These shows are Pay What You Decide and post show there is an opportunity to give feedback on the pieces which will be really helpful for the students’ progress and development

These performances are recommended for ages 15+.

Tuesday 19 March

Directed by Shauna Coleman

One phone call. Two friends. Two tricky situations. And not a lot of honesty. Watch this disrupted narrative unfold whilst you wonder, when will the truth come to light? TRUTH/LIE, a multimedia piece where bonds are broken, but friendships never die.

The Family
Written and Directed by Niamh Henry

A revenge drama focussing on a crime family looking at the trials and tribulations that unfold when planning a heist.

The Last Hurrah
Written and Directed by Lucus McNally

What goes on behind the closed doors of one ordinary family? A mother and father both struggling to make ends meet. And a daughter preparing to leave their home and start afresh at Manchester University. For this family – their lives begin to crumble as one week destabilises faster than they could have ever imagined…

Thursday 21 March

Sex, Mayonnaise and The Clitosaurus
Created and performed by Darcey Dawson, Luke Swainson and Abbi Mercer

Let’s talk about sex, baby. An absurdist comedy exploring sex… because let’s be real. Sex is weird.

CONTENT ADVICE: Strong sexual content

You. Don’t. Think.
By Alex Jade Wallace

The days are long but the nights are even longer. Thoughts keeping you up at night? Longing for dreams that never come but getting nightmares that never leave. Is it all going to be worth it at the end? The world is always moving, and this physical theatre piece aims to reflect the struggles of sleep.

We’ve Been Here Before
Written and Directed by Luke Swainson

Synopsis: 4 clowns. 1 bank. Prepare to have your bloody doors blown off.

The programme has been designed by working professionals to allow students to develop the skills required for performing on stage and screen. This joint approach gives experience of both mediums and offers the student a distinct advantage in the job market or to explore further the craft of Acting. Students develop core acting skills in voice, characterisation and physicality which are to be utilised in performances for stage and screen. More information on the course can be found here.

  • Studio Theatre: Seating Accessibility Information

    Seat size

    In our Studio the seats in row A are 37cm (141/2″) wide and 44cm (171/3”) deep, are 44cm (171/3”) from the floor, and have a 12cm (43/4”) gap between seats. Seats in row A are also removable as single seats.

    Seats in rows B-H are 43cm (17“) wide and 46cm (18“) deep, are 44cm (171/3 “) from the floor, and have 8cm (3“) between seats.

    Seats in rows J-K are 43 cm (17“) wide and 44cm (171/3“) deep, are 44cm (171/3“) from the floor, and have 8cm (3”) between seats.


    Seats in the Studio do not have armrests.


    Seats in row A have 50cm (192/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows B-H have 30cm (112/3“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Seats in rows J-K have 24cm (91/2“) of legroom in front of seats.

    Further information

    If you have any questions about accessibility our Box Office team are always happy to help and can be contacted on 01642 525199 or by emailing [email protected] - you can also tell us about your access requirements when prompted to do so during the online booking process.