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Tuesday 14 November 2023



£10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students


The Arts Centre

actor performing in Driftwood

Unfortunately this performance has been cancelled.

Tickets are still available for the 7.30pm performance of Driftwood

Tuesday 14 November 12noon

Pentabus and ThickSkin presents


By Tim Foley Directed by Neil Bettles (ThickSkin) & Elle While (Pentabus)

An inspiring story about hope, love and belonging.

Two brothers on a beach need to figure out what to do with their dad – but the sea has other ideas.

Mark and Tiny walk the shore of Seaton Carew in the North East. Their dad is dying, and their town is crumbling. Family rifts and political divides try to pull them apart, while a figure made of driftwood stalks the shore at night.

Pentabus and ThickSkin are two of the UK’s most prominent theatre companies. Joining forces to present Driftwood, a new play by Bruntwood Prize Winner, Tim Foley (Electric Rosary).

Directed by a stellar team, Elle While (The Globe’s Hamlet, West End revival The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Neil Bettles (Disney’s Bedknobs & Broomsticks, Frantic Assembly’s The Unreturning), this intoxicating and mystical new play delivers a distinctive physical and cinematic production not to be missed.

“Pentabus are champions of rural touring and are ‘one of British theatre’s unsung treasures.”

The Guardian

“[ThickSkin’s] elusive new, fresh, and cool material you have been searching for”

Tickets: £10 / £8 concessions / Free for EHU Students

Duration: 70min

Age recommendation: 12+

Access: All performances have integrated creative captions.

Content advisory: this production contains themes of death and dying

Who is this event for?

Current staff Current students General public