2020/2021

Major Projects

Due to the impact of COVID-19 we have decided to postpone our 2020 season until 2021. Thank you for your patience and support during these strange times!

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. 

Return Season at The Civic Playhouse dates TBA

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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 at The Civic Playhouse dates TBA

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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?

At the Civic Playhouse dates TBA

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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 2021

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An inner-tube, a bagel, a donut, a lifesaver, a holiday wreath, a tire-swing, a cycle of abuse, a halo of hatred: circles, both real and figurative, whirl out of control in this darkly comic one-man show. And at the center of them all sits an enigmatic squirrel. Orbiting that squirrel is Chester, a self-described rodentophobe who spins the outlandish, funny, and bruising tale of growing up with a father who developed a rabid hatred for squirrels -- a hatred that eventually infected every aspect of his and his son's life. Pursued by memories of his intolerant father and the legacy of bigotry, Chester is pulled into the black hole at the center of his own life where he encounters the mistakes, the fears, the guilt, and the humanity that make him whole again.

NSW tour 2021

Newcastle TBA
Sydney TBA

Central Coast TBA

Bathurst TBA

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