“Pubs are pubs mate, it’s coin as old as time… you don’t need to worry about us.”

A Northern Stage co-production with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, Oldham Coliseum, York Theatre Royal and Greyscale. In association with Echo Presents and Matthew Schmolle Productions. Originally commissioned by the Old Vic. 

Written by Gareth Farr

Directed by Hannah Banister

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From the night she is born on the floor of a working men’s pub, Amy sees it all.

Brought up in the arms of a tough-loving community, Amy is their future – and their only hope. But beyond the songs, the bar stool politics and the endless late nights what is it that Amy truly wants? And how far will she go to get it?

Spanning twenty years, Shandyland is a story of life, love, death and drink at the heart of a small, northern, family-run pub, and a shout of frustration from an abandoned working class community.

Preview performances: Tue 12 & Wed 13 May, 7.30pm

Preview performances give audiences the opportunity to be one of the first to see a new show. During previews, the show is still being developed and changes may still be made ahead of the official press night. As the show is still being developed, tickets are a little cheaper than our regular prices. We will always try to give you the best experience no matter what show you attend but if there are a few hitches on the night then we appreciate your patience and goodwill while we polish the show.

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    Following official government advice to minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) we regret to announce that all ongoing work behind the scenes on Shandyland has been postponed, sadly this means the upcoming performances of this show have been cancelled. 

    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.


    BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance Sat 16 May, 2.30pm (Faye Alvi)
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    Relaxed & BSL Signed Performance Tue 19 May, 7.30pm (Faye Alvi)
    Captioned Performance logo Captioned Performance  Wed 20 May, 7.30pm (Philip Armstrong)
    BSL Signed Performance logo BSL signed performance Thu 21 May 6pm (Faye Alvi)
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    Audio Described Performance Plus Touch Tour Sat 23 May, 2.30pm (Michael Davies)
    (Touch tours are usually 1hr30 mins before the performance start time)

    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.