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Eight by Ella Hickson

9th - 13th Feb 2016

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £13.50 Concessions: £11.00


Premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, this collection of monologues offers a revelatory state-of-the-nation look at early 21st century Britain.

The characters - ranging from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors - represent a generation living in a world where it seems anything and everything has become acceptable. Heart-strings are pulled as hope and individual faith are sought amidst social cynicism.

Hickson’s Fringe smash went on to find success in the West End and off-Broadway, so we are excited to introduce this production to our audiences as yet another Newcastle premiere for our Studio Theatre.


  • Danny - David Parker
  • Jude - David Jackson
  • Astrid - Hannah Pretswell
  • Mona - Emma Jane Richards
  • Miles - Hugo Davison
  • Millie - Sharon Saint-Lamont
  • Buttons - Matt Wesolowski
  • Bobby - Ellie Clarke

Production Team

  • Director (Bobby, Buttons) - Rhiannon Wilson
  • Director (Jude, Mona, Miles) - Joe McLaughlin
  • Director (Danny, Astrid, Millie) - Vanessa Aiken
  • Producer - Tony Childs
  • Stage Manager - Karen Dales
  • Assistant Stage Manager - Anneliese Bibby
  • Rehearsal Prompts - Pat Haggerty, Penny Wilson, Barbara Johnson
  • Publicity Photos - Paula Smart

Design & Technical Team

  • Set Design - Stewart Dives, Anneliese Bibby
  • Lighting Design - Izzy Waugh
  • Lighting Crew - Scott `sweeting, Nicola Gardner, Danielle Rowlinson
  • Sound Design - Matthew Errington
  • Wardrobe/ Make-up - Sarah Pearson
  • Props - Cathrine Moore
  • Set Builders and Painters - Stewart Dives, Rhiannon Wilson, Anneliese Bibby, Vanessa Aiken

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