A bitter, ageing couple, with the help of alcohol, use a young couple to fuel anguish and emotional pain towards each other.

Newcastle University Theatre Society

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New England, 1962.

Returning home late from a party one night George, a forty-something college professor, and his embittered stay-at-home wife Martha invite a younger couple, Nick and Honey, over for an evening of ‘fun and games’.

As the Cold War rages outside other battle lines are drawn as George and Martha slug, swear and spar in their efforts to undermine each other. When the boundary between truth and illusion is blurred only one certainty remains… this is Total War.

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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. To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.