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Private Lives

Weds 6 – Sat 23 May

Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy follows the flirtations, frictions and spats of a couple whose pasts are about to catch up with them. it was his greatest ever theatrical success.

King Lear

Weds 27 May – Sat 13 June

In his second collaboration with award-winning Northern Broadsides, director Jonathan Miller brings his remarkable talent for detailed human observation to the play he describes as: “the most interesting Shakespeare ever wrote”.


Weds 20 May

The award-winning New Vic favourites return with a brand new ballet based on the eternal fairy tale.

A Swinging Affair

Mon 1 June

Claire Martin OBE - “among the four or five finest female jazz vocalists on the planet”. Legendary saxophonist and “Godfather of Swing”, Ray Gelato. Together for the first time in A Swinging Affair

Fairport Convention

Mon 8 June

They were the first. And they’re the best. With an intimate mix of recent material and classics from their unrivalled back catalogue, their first New Vic visit promises to be something special!

Unearthed / The Gift

Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

The first play in this double-bill is an archaeological ‘whodunnit’ by new Vic artistic Director, theresa heskins. Fresh from the critically- acclaimed Around the World in Eighty Days and The Borrowers

500 Pieces

Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

The story of a single moment in time: 5 July 2009, the Staffordshire Hoard is discovered.

A thing worth keeping

Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

Hold an object. How valuable it is, financially? Historically? Because of how you come to have it? Because of the memories you have of it? Can an object ever be completely worthless?


Sat 20 June – Sat 25 July

Matthew takes the patterns worked on the surfaces of the Staffordshire Hoard – in particular the animals and birds – and brings them to life in a charming and quirky animation that will appeal to children and adults alike.


Tues 23 June - Sat 4 July

A funny, inspiring solo performance about underdogs and Midlands spirit from Olivier award nominee and Edinburgh Fringe favourite.

The Throne / Larksong

Fri 3 July – Sat 25 July

In this powerful tale of friendship and fate, a gang of youngsters risk the deadly anger of a king. a new play from the winner of the 2014 Perfect Pitch award.

Ensemble 360

Weds 8 July

New Vic regulars and one of the most outstanding chamber groups in the UK return with a programme of two distinct halves: the first, elegant and charming; the second, passionate and dramatic.

Boys of The Lough

Mon 13 July

The first, full-time Celtic band to tour internationally. Over 70 tours of the USA. ‘The Boys’ are, quite simply, past masters.


Weds 15 - Sat 25 July

Gold still holds a special power over us. But what has changed in the way we view this precious metal since five kilos were buried in a staffordshire field 1,000 years ago?


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