Pioneering New York theatre-makers Split Britches explore the unexplored potential in our elders and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.

Split Britches

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Combining a Dr Strangelove-inspired performance with a daring forum for public conversation, Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) explores ageing, anxiety, hidden desires and how to look forward when the future is uncertain.

In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day with satirical insight and humour.

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Unexploded Ordnances (UXO)


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.