“This is our Road, but tonight it’s your road an’ all! Don’t feel awkward with us, make yourselves at home”

A Northern Stage Production

Written by Jim Cartwright
Directed by Natalie Ibu

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It’s 1986: Thatcher’s Britain, jobs and hope are scarce but the party must go on - sound familiar?

On the 35th anniversary of Jim Cartwright’s joyous and anarchic masterpiece, the residents of Road are relocated to the North East. We meet them as they prepare to head out for a much needed night on the tiles.

Protest, poetry, lust and grit. A vibrant, funny and moving show celebrating community and the incredible resilience of the human spirit. This dynamic portrait of working class life shows us the moments of extraordinary in the ordinary.

Join us for a wild night, dance under the glitter ball but don’t spill your chips in the gutter.

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.

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Production photos:

ROAD - Production Photos
Photography credit: Wasi Daniju

Creative Team


Michael Hodgson
Ike Bennett 
Rosie Stancliffe
Ryan Nolan 
Nicole Sawyerr 
Ruby Crepin-Glyne 
Rohit Gokani 
Shahbaaz Khan 
Philip Harrison 
Patricia Jones 

Jim Cartwright

Natalie Ibu

Set & Costume Designer
Amelia Jane Hankin

Lighting Designer
Zoe Spurr

Sound Designer  
Jon McLeod

Assistant Director
Natasha Haws

Movement Director
Nadia Iftkhar

Casting Director
Nadine Rennie CDG

Intimacy Directors
Yarit Dor
Enric Ortuno

Voice Coach
Yvonne Morley-Chisholm


The assistant director of Road, Natasha Haws, is giving us a peek behind the scenes week by week of what's happening during rehearsals at Northern Stage.

Read her week 1 blog here.

Read her week 2 blog here.

Read her week 3 blog here.

Read her week 4 blog here.


Socially Distanced
Wed 13 Oct, 2pm & 7pm
Wed 20 Oct, 2pm & 7pm
Wed 27 Oct, 2pm & 7pm
Captioned Performance logo Captioned performance Fri 22 Oct, 7pm 
Audio Description logo Audio Described performance Sat 23 Oct, 2pm 
Relaxed Performance logo Relaxed Performance  Tue 26 Oct, 7pm
BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance

Thu 21 Oct, 6pm Cancelled
Sat 30 Oct, 2pm 

Interpreter: Faye Alvi

Content Guidance: download additional information about potentially challenging or sensitive content in the show.

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