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Third Angel & Northern Stage present

The Department of Distractions

A single glove in the street,
A torn up love letter in a Metro carriage,
A pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire,
A phone box that rings as you walk past…

You see their work - but you never see them. So subtle you might not even notice. Snags in the fabric of everyday life. Objects, moments, the seeds of stories, the odd little things you come across every day that make you think, what’s going on there…?

The Department of Distractions, an organisation so clandestine you won’t have heard of them. Until now. They say their job is to plant stories in the world “to make life more interesting.” Others would argue that their job is as much to stop us looking in certain directions.

But things are starting to unravel, a story they started has got out of hand, they’ve lost control of it and now they’re in danger of being exposed. How far will they go to maintain their anonymity? How much are you willing to believe?

Third Angel brings you a conspiracy-theory documentary-exposé detective story for the 21st century that asks: What aren’t you looking at?

'engaging with the big issues about how we live with a fierce intelligence' (The Guardian on Third Angel)

#TheDepartmentOfDistractions
 

Age guidance: 14+. Strong language and discussion of violence.

 

Pay What You Decide
This performance is priced on a Pay What You Decide basis, which means that tickets are available to book in advance as usual, but there is no obligation for you to pay until after you have seen the show. You can then decide on a price which you think is suitable based on your experience. Click here to find out more.

 

Need somewhere to eat before the show?

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We know that when you’re trying to make it on time to see a show in the evening life doesn’t just stop - you still need to eat!

Thankfully our No 60 cafe bar has a great selection of meals, with something to suit every appetite. With our Pre-Show Dinner deal you can grab two courses for just £10! Pre-book today and not only will we save you a table but you could even save on your bill too.

Spaces are limited so early booking is strongly advised.

 

Book Tickets

Wed 4 Mar

7pm

Today's Price:
Pay What You Decide

Seating:
Unreserved

Age: 
14+ (strong language and discussion of violence)

Running time:
1hr 20mins