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We are delighted to announce Putting the Band Back Together will be at Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2016. It is part of Northern Stage's programme, showcasing exciting new theatre from the North.

Before that, Putting the Band Back Together will premiere at The Cultural Spring's Summer Streets Festival on 17 July 2016. Fancy joining our Sunderland house band, and playing as part of the premiere? Come to FREE workshops to get involved. The workshops take place at Miss Tina's, Beaumont Street, Southwick, Sunderland, SR5 2JR.
7-9pm Wednesday 18 May
7-9pm Wednesday 1 June
7-9pm Wednesday 15 June

We're also excited to have Best in the World back on the road. The show is touring to 5 pubs in West Yorkshire with Creative Scene West Yorkshire this May. It feels like it was meant to be! Tickets and more information here. Join us for darts, beer and bananas!

Over the last 2 years, we have been part of very special collaboration, The Mums & Babies Ensemble. We ran events at GIFT Festival, Lyric Hammersmith, London Bubble and Camden People's Theatre. Mums talked about labour, love, time passing and new life beginning. Babies played, cried, slept and fed. Now our babies aren't babies any more, we are passing the ensemble on. Our instruction manual is now onsale here. New mums and babies ensembles are already finding their feet.

Fancy finding out more about what we've been up to? Our 2014/15 Annual Report is online. Read about our adventures here.

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