Northern Stage Edinburgh project enlists theatres in Hull, Leeds and Manchester

Summerhall. Photo: Peter Dibdin Summerhall, where Northern Stage is programming work with theatres from Hull, Leeds and Manchester at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Photo: Peter Dibdin
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Northern Stage is teaming up with theatres in Hull, Leeds and Manchester for its Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at Summerhall this year.

The Newcastle producing house curated a mini-programme of eight productions under the “Northern Stage at Summerhall” banner in 2016.

It is now working in partnership with Hull Truck, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Royal Exchange to curate and deliver its 2017 offering.

All four theatres have been involved in the selection process and the programme will include work from a diverse range of both up-and-coming and more established theatremakers.

Lorne Campbell, artistic director of Northern Stage, said: “[The partnership is] not just to deliver an amazing, diverse and passionate programme of vital new theatre from across the north of England, but to begin a new collaboration that will evolve, expand and enrich our Edinburgh project for years to come.”

Northern Stage states that its mission for the fringe is to “create the conditions for artists to take their work to Edinburgh without unsustainable financial risk”.

Details of the Northern Stage at Summerhall 2017 line-up will be announced in May, alongside the rest of the Summerhall programme.

The Edinburgh Fringe runs from August 4 to 28.