Imagine all your life wanting to visit Italy... Imagine boarding your plane - only to be told on touchdown that you’re in The Netherlands... 

Two Tonne Theatre

By Iain Bloomfield and Lucy Hind

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Imagine wanting all your life to visit Italy, the country of your dreams. Imagine boarding your plane - you’ve saved for months, bought new clothes, read all the guide books - only to be told on touchdown that you’re in The Netherlands... 

The Netherlands isn’t about travel, it’s about being the parent of a child with a learning disability in an often unhelpful world. It’s about finding out, despite yourself, that The Netherlands is a beautiful, wonderful country.

First created eight years ago, The Netherlands has been reworked and updated after extensive conversations, tea and cake, with parents across the North of England.

This is a play that will speak to everyone who has known the magnificent, terrifying, joyful, heart-breaking chaos that is becoming a parent.

The Netherlands is supported by Arts Council England, Mind the Gap, Interplay Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Cast Doncaster.  

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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.