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The Fifties

Alive and Kicking




Showing at

The Studio

Friday 20 May: 7pm
Tickets: Pay What You Decide
Book a free ticket in advance online by clicking ‘Book’ and then Pay What You Decide on the night after you’ve seen the show.

Alive and Kicking, an older people’s theatre group from Amsterdam, perform an entertaining show based on true stories from their parents’ lives in the 1950s. 

Rebuilding the city after the second world war, we meet the milkman barely making ends meet on his daily round, the butcher who really wants to be a car mechanic and discover the mother trying to find enough beds for her 13 children in a tiny apartment. We also venture out to learn the foxtrot, cha cha cha and rock & roll: for Saturday night is dance night! The show features live accordion music and 1950s songs. 

Performed in Dutch with English surtitles.

The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the director and cast members.

Director Loes Hegger; Music Henk Meulenbeld; Production Foundation Rainbow 

Supported by Lang Leve Kunst, VSBfonds and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

The Fifties is part of a cultural exchange project between older people from Amsterdam and members of Queen’s Hall Adult Drama group and Théâtre Sans Frontières, Hexham.

This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.

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