Northern Stage

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Northern Stage is the largest producing theatre company in the North East of England, and is regarded as one of the top-eleven producing theatres in the UK. We have built a reputation for fresh and relevant productions of modern classics that attract audiences of all ages.

Besides producing our own work, we are dedicated to presenting the best in local, national and international theatre. Since reopening in 2006 we have hosted the likes of Frantic Assembly, Kneehigh Theatre, Headlong Theatre, DV8 Physical Theatre, The Opera Group, the National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Our Creative Residencies programme gives resources to local theatre-makers to develop and present their work in our theatre and frequently you’ll find emerging and developing artists using our spaces and creating work throughout the venue. Follow the link to visit the website¬†

Lee C Turner

Lee C Turner left a role in business consultancy to focus on her writing. Living in Northumberland, she is currently completing an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University to further develop her interests in Fiction, Writing for Young Adults and Crime. During her time at Northern Stage she was inspired to create a theatrical project and is passionate about developing this further.  Lesley has initiated a writers group in her local area and is completing a young adult novel based on the gripping themes of female fairytale caricature and jealousy. She also has in mind to write a political crime story set in the Northumberland Borders.

Follow this link to view the writing produced during the residency.