Sarah Frankcom’s final production as the Royal Exchange’s artistic director sounds like a corker. A play by Simon Stephens with music by Jarvis Cocker described as a “hymn of the north,” it opens on October 29.
The new play by Frances Poet, about asbestosis and the Glasgow shipyards, a co-production between Stellar Quines and Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre, is at the Traverse from October 29-30 as part of a larger tour.
The new play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker (The Flick, John) takes the form of a meditation on stories. Arthur Darvill, Hadley Fraser and Sinead Matthews star in the production that opens on October 30.
The Yard’s Jay Miller directs a new play by US writer Clare Barron, whose Dance Nation was at the Almeida last year. It opens on October 30.
The Belfast International Festival closes with a new piece by rising star choreographer Oona Doherty, intended as a celebration of female strength and sexuality. It’s on from October 31-November 2.