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joey by sean burn

Jun 6, 2019, 7:30 pm - Jun 15, 2019, 9:30 pm


joey is a new play by sean burn touring in June 2019 (see dates and venues below), and we have published the accompanying playtext.

A true story about growing up in 80s Britain.

A story about playgrounds and care-homes, DMs and red laces, punk and cassette tapes, about smashed up tellies and running away, about three kids called spaz, dumbo and psycho – a story of love and rage and surviving it all.

It’s a story of a kid who, a day after Joey Deacon goes on Blue Peter, arrives to the playground and declares that from now on, they are to be called Joey. Then jumps over the wall and disappears forever.

Written by sean burn, performed in English and British Sign Language, and produced by gobscure in association with Greyscale.

Suitable for ages 12 years+ (some strong language)

A New Wolsey Theatre Testing Ground commission, produced by gobscure in association with Greyscale. Supported by PULSE, ACE, Northern Stage, Live Theatre and Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation.


touring dates

QUEENS HALL HEXHAM – 6th June 2019, 7:30pm

Box Office: 01434 652477,

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS

PULSE Festival Ipswich – 7th June 2019, 6:30pm

Box Office:  01473 295900,

The New Wolsey Theatre, Civic Drive, Ipswich, IP1 2AS

ARC Stockton – 12th June 2019, 7pm

Box Office: 01642 525199,

ARC, Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1LL

Northern Stage – 13th/14th/15th June 2019, 8pm

Box Office: 0191 230 5151,

Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7RH


Jun 6, 2019, 7:30 pm
Jun 15, 2019, 9:30 pm
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