What's On The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff A musical celebration of northern working class activism... A Northern Stage, The Young’uns and Harbourfront Centre Toronto co-productionWith thanks to the Imperial War Museum Book, music and lyrics by The Young’unsDirected by Lorne Campell Book now Creative Team Reviews Behind the scenes Access Featuring songs from the original album alongside new material and stunning animation, Teesside folk trio The Young’uns perform a new, theatrical version of The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff. This is the true story of one man’s journey from poverty and unemployment in Stockton on Tees, through the Hunger Marches of the 1930s, the mass trespass movement and the Battle of Cable Street, to fighting fascism in the Spanish Civil War. In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his help, and took part in some of the momentous events of the 1930s. Directed by Lorne Campbell, Northern Stage presents a musical celebration of northern working class activism, following the smash-hit success of The Last Ship. Housewarming is supported by the Weston Culture Fund. When you’re ready to return to us, we’re committed to keeping you safe. Click here to find out about what we’re doing to welcome everyone back safely. Book Now Creative Team Cast The Young ‘Uns: Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Jack Rutter (for Michael Hughes) Creatives: Director – Lorne Campbell Designer (Set, Costumes, AV & Lighting) – Kai Fischer Animation Designer – Scott Turnbull Animators – Aaron Brady & Emily Howells Sound Designer – Mariam Rezaei Sound Engineer - Tom Stanier Live Sound Consultant– Andy Bell Reviews "An extraordinary portrait of a working class hero." ★★★★★ The Observer "moving, rousing, triumphant" ★★★★★ The Stage "a paean to youthful idealism" ★★★★ The Times "Folk stars The Young'uns captivate Newcastle audience." Evening Chronicle “the harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?” ★★★★★ The Guardian Behind the scenes Show images from 2020 performance - Pamela Raith Photography Rehearsal images from 2020 - Pamela Raith Photography Listen to the album Access Socially Distanced Wed 8 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Wed 15 Sep, 2.30pm & 7.30pm Captioned performance Fri 17 Sep, 7.30pm Audio Described performance Sat 11 Sep, 2.30pm Relaxed Performance Sat 18 Sep, 2.30pm BSL signed performance Tue 14 Sep, 7.30pm 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.