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Third Angel & Northern Stage present

The DEPARTMENT of DISTRACTIONS

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Tickets on sale now. Book here.

New show coming in February 2018:

A single glove in the street,
A torn up love letter in a Metro carriage,
A pair of shoes hanging from a telephone wire,
A phone box that rings as you walk past…

You see their work - but you never see them. So subtle you might not even notice. Snags in the fabric of everyday life. Objects, moments, the seeds of stories, the odd little things you come across every day that make you think, what’s going on there…?     

The Department of Distractions, an organisation so clandestine you may have never heard of them. They say their job is to plant stories in the world “to make life more interesting.” Others would argue that their job is to get us to look the other way. But things are starting to unravel, a story they started has got out of hand, they’ve lost control of it and now they’re in danger of being exposed. How far will they go to maintain their anonymity? How much are you willing to believe? 

Third Angel brings you a conspiracy-theory documentary-exposé detective story for the 21st century that asks: What aren’t you looking at?

Currently Touring

02 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
03 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
05 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
06 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
07 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
08 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle / BSL Interpreted
09 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle
10 Feb 2018, 20:00
Northern Stage, Newcastle

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