A rare revival of J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much-loved Peter Pan.

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Phoebe Throssel lives on Quality Street, the bustling hub of a quaint northern town where she runs a school for unruly children.

Ten years since a tearful goodbye, an old flame returns from fighting Napoleon. But the look of disappointment on Captain Valentine’s face when he greets a more mature, less glamorous Phoebe, spurs our determined heroine to action. She becomes the wild and sparkling Miss Lily, a younger alter-ego who soon entraps the clueless Captain. As their romance is rekindled, can she juggle both personas? Or will her deception scandalise the town and wreck any future with the man she loves?

J.M. Barrie’s delicious farce, written years before his now much loved Peter Pan, was so well known in its day that it gave its name to the UK’s most popular chocolates, made in Halifax since 1936.

This rare revival features a commentary from the Quality Street™ factory workers, whose own stories of hapless romance and growing old disgracefully give the show a playful Yorkshire twist.

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    Quality Street Afternoon Tea

    Thu 26 & Sat 28 Mar, 12.30pm & 1pm

    Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, a scone with jam and cream, plus a selection of desserts with tea or coffee for just £10 OR have a ball and swap the tea set for a glass of prosecco for just £15.

    Places are limited so book an afternoon tea with your theatre tickets today. Yum!

    To book your ticket simply select your preferred Afternoon Tea option after selecting your seats, and then call McKenna's on 0191 242 7242 to confirm your party size and reserve your table.

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    Following official government advice to minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we regret to announce that this show has been cancelled because of the suspension of public performances. 

    Customers who have tickets for this performance will automatically receive an email or letter from us offering to change your tickets for another event later in the year, issue you with a credit note or you can choose to have a full refund.

    Behind the scenes

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    Pictures from the show - Sam Taylor Photography

    Quality Street

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    “A good looking and well-pitched revival”

    ★★★★ The Stage

    “A lot of giddy fun”

    ★★★★ The Telegraph

    “Delightful, playful, entertaining... what a splendid start for Laurie Sansom and his team”

    The Yorkshire Times


    The Times

    “Jessica Baglow is outstanding as Phoebe”

    What's On Stage

    “J.M. Barrie's bittersweet romcom is a treat”

    The Guardian

    “A full five star production... a complex mix of emotions and wicked sense of fun”

    Rich Pickings


    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.