Wednesday 3rd - Friday 5th November / Main House


The Duchess’s Community High School Creative Arts Senior Play Production is delighted to return to The Alnwick Playhouse once again. The school now holds the coveted Artsmark Platinum award for its creative arts offer and this autumn tackles a play that seems appropriate for these times.

Northumbrian playwright Shelagh Stephenson’s daring play is set in 1799 – On the eve of a new century, the house buzzes with scientific experiments, furtive romance and farcical amateur dramatics. 1999 – In a world of scientific chaos, cloning and genetic engineering, the cellar of the same house reveals a dark secret buried for 200 years. Based on Joseph Wright of Derby’s wonderful painting, An Experiment with an Air Pump was joint recipient of the 1997 Margaret Ramsay Award and premiered at The Royal Exchange Theatre Company, Manchester in February 1997.

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 3rd November 7.30pm
Thursday 4th November 7.30pm
Friday 5th November 7.30pm

Full Price: £11.00 | Concession: £7.00 (Premier seating available for an additional £1.00 per ticket)

Running Time: TBC


Please be advised this play contains some mature themes that may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Rating Advisory:  13+

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

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