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The New Theatre presents

Running Time: approximately 120 minutes including interval Suitable for 16+ Due to unforeseen circumstances, New Theatre’s double-bill of Porphyria and Hand-Me-Down People will now be performed at 4pm on Tuesday 25 and Friday 28 September. The New Theatre and Lakeside apologise for this change of performance time. A double-bill fresh from success at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe from The University of Nottingham’s multiple award-winning, student run theatre company Hand-Me-Down People written by Adam H Wells Ignored and abandoned on a filthy shelf in the Twenty-First Century, a group of figurines that have become outdated and fallen from favour with children await the inevitable day on which they are taken down and thrown away. All that they know of the world is what they have watched from their overlooked vantage point, and all that they have are the stories that children used to tell with them. But the stories have grown old. An allegorical and often humourous tale of the ways in which people deal with the onset of old age and the inevitability of mortality. Porphyria written by C J Wilmann Every night Reginald Blake dreams of sex with his fantasy woman, a woman that is not his wife. One morning he awakes to find this fantasy come to life and eating breakfast in his kitchen. Porphyria is a black comedy from Nottingham University's award winning New Theatre, about one man's search for answers as everything he knows disintegrates.