Fringe theatre welcome for new students and the public!

"We're a Connected University and as such we're delighted to be offering a great programme of visiting theatre to the wider community."

Rob Marsden, Associate Professor of Acting and Directing

Staffordshire University is throwing open the doors of its dedicated performance space to the public this month with a week long programme of edgy theatre.

The programme, which runs from Tuesday 19 September – Saturday 23 September in Studio 1, College Road, has been put together as a welcome for the 2,500 full time students due to start their degree studies on the Stoke-on-Trent campus.

Embracing Stoke-on-Trent’s bid to become City of Culture 2021, the programme has also been opened to the wider public and tickets are available on a first come first served basis.

Drama lecturer Andrew Fillis, who is co-ordinating the programme, said: “We wanted a variety of work and also the kind of work that perhaps students don't get the chance to see in the area.  Plus this is the kind of work that some of our students might go on to create for themselves at level 6 or beyond.”

Associate Professor of Acting and Directing Rob Marsden added: “We’re a Connected University and as such we’re delighted to be offering a great programme of visiting theatre to the wider community.

“Professional productions visiting Stoke for the first time include Purge which is previewing with us before it opens in Manchester, B-Word which was at the Manchester Fringe Festival, Sticky Digits which is fresh from the Edinburgh Festival and the highly acclaimed Not Yet Suffragette.”

Full programme and ticket details are available at: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/studioonestoke

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