Major Projects

Imprisoned by a totalitarian regime and mercilessly tortured for unknown crimes, Wallace and Valdez live without hope of escape or release. When an enigmatic new prisoner arrives and begins communicating in code, both men develop new relationships to each other, thier captors, and themselves. 

The Civic Playhouse


Elliot Leeds is dead -- or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Leeds makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Months later, his grief-paralyzed widow Melanie discovers Elliot's greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise.


Programmed with advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, "Elliot 2.0" is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. And though merely an image on the video screens of their wired, high-tech mansion, it -- he -- can answer questions, hold conversations, share memories, and perhaps even grow in intelligence and capacity. The question is...is he alive?

21-24 April

The Civic Playhouse


Inspired by true events, Trevor is a subversive comedy about fame, success, and the lies we tell ourselves in order to keep people from taking away an erratic, 200-pound chimpanzee. At the center of this hilarious and heart-wrenching play are two individuals fighting against a world unable to understand their love: Trevor, a chimpanzee who once performed in commercials with the likes of Morgan Fairchild, and his owner Sandra, who swears he would never hurt a fly...at least not on purpose. A moving exploration of family, flawed communication, and humanity.

Part of Newcastle Theatre Company's Indie Season

18-28 August


For one day a year dozens of Newcastle artists come together at the Civic Playhouse for Play Date! Play Date is Knock And Run Theatre’s annual short play festival that celebrates new writing and collaboration!

Any thing is possible and the only limit is your imagination. Text based performance, dance, musicals, puppetry, mime, physical theatre and more are all welcome at Play Date!

Play Date 2021 
Nov 6 @ Newcastle Theatre Company


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