You see their work – but you never see them...

Third Angel and Northern Stage

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A single glove in the street,

A pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire,

A torn up love letter in a Metro carriage,

A phone box that rings as you walk past...

You see their work – but you never see them. So subtle you might not even notice. Snags in the fabric of everyday life. Objects, moments, the seeds of stories, the odd little things you come across every day that make you think: what’s going on there...?

The Department of Distractions: an organisation so clandestine you may have never have heard of them. They say their job is to plan stories in the world "to make life more interesting." Others would argue that their job is to get us to look the other way. But things are starting to unravel, a story they started has got out of hand, they've lost control of it and now they're in danger of being exposed. How far are they willing to go to maintain their anonymity? How much are you willing to believe? 

Third Angel brings you a conspiracy-theory documentary-exposé detective story for the 21st century that asks: What aren’t you looking at?


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“Engaging with the big issues about how we live with a fierce intelligence.”  The Guardian on Third Angel


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Buggy parking is available within Stage 3. To discuss any access needs, please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.