What if we said that Britain (this tiny island) is the second biggest arms dealer in the world?

A Common Wealth and Northern Stage co-production, in association with Chapter and Southbank Centre

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Acclaimed site-specific theatre company Common Wealth will transform Byker Community Centre into a world for the audience to explore. A world charged with light, sound and robotic sculpture. An unpredictable place inhabited by those who have experienced war first hand.

A former soldier and a citizen meet in an intimate and powerful exchange, an attempt to understand each other, questioning whether we can truly understand another person and whether we even want to.

I Have Met the Enemy asks us to consider the UK’s role – our role – in the arms trade and how we are all connected to wars seemingly far away.

Please note that all performances will take place at Byker Community Centre and not Northern Stage.

Image credit: Jon Pountney

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Members Priority booking opens Thu 9 May

General on sale opens Thu 23 May

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Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available outside Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.