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Saturday 5 February, 2022. 7.30pm. 7pm doors.

£14 Single ticket
£12 concession

£18 'close to the action' ticket

(this ticket gets you up close to the performance and almost part of the set!)


A booking fee of 6.5% + £0.49 per sold ticket will apply when booking a ticket online through our Eventbrite platform; booking fees may vary when booking through other third party sites. You will not be charged a booking fee when booking in person at Gosforth Civic Theatre.

Included with your ticket:

Saturday 5 February, 12pm - Pre Show Talk + Watch Dance Class
On the day of the show, you are invited to a 30-minute pre show talk at 12pm followed by a "Watch Dance Class". From 12.30pm until 1.45pm you will get the exceptional chance to observe the dancers for their daily company class as they prepare for their evening performance. The pre-show talk and class will be facilitated by Rendez-Vous dance Artistic Director Mathieu Geffré.

Sunday 6 February, 11am , Gosforth Hotel Pub* - The Dance Club *please note change of time and venue.
Become a member of Rendez-Vous dance club. Co-hosted by Mathieu Geffré and LGBTQIA+ specialist Hedley Sugar-Wells, this session is a unique opportunity for audience discuss their emotions and memories of the piece with the choreographer around a cup of tea and some biscuits. You will also hear more about the subject matters approached  in the piece (LGBTQIA+ historical and social context) thanks to Hedley's input. Consider this as the Bonus of the DVD for a dance show!

Rendez-Vous dance is delighted to be bringing its new dance production The Monocle to venues across the north east of England in spring 2022.

The Monocle, a newly created piece by Rendez-Vous dance is inspired by the secretly notorious 1930s Parisian lesbian club Le Monocle. The Monocle will be performed by six outstanding dancers. Conceived as a fun night out, The Monocle will re-shape traditional theatre settings into a club where audiences can participate in a highly virtuosic evening mixing dance and live music.

Be our guest at The Monocle! In here the air is thick, warm and wavy with secrets and sensuality. Women laugh loudly, drink the night away and dance in each other’s arms.

A Made In The North East (MITNE) commission, Mathieu Geffré was awarded this prestigious commission by a consortium of nine north east venues who are working together on a three-year strategic dance audience development project led by Dance City and made possible with funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. The project aims for the partners to develop a better understanding and commitment to programming dance performances in the region. The original commission was added to by a National Lottery grant through Arts Council England.

Rendez-Vous dance is led by award-winning choreographer Mathieu Geffré, who established the company following a fifteen-year career as a performer. Mathieu collaborated with some of the most celebrated artists in the world including Itzik Galili, Christopher Bruce, Didy Veldman, Angelin Preljocaj and Johann Inger. Rendez-Vous dance creates projects to tell past and present stories of LGBTQIA+ communities.

Made In The North East (MITNE) Partner Venues:


Alnwick Playhouse | Darlington Hippodrome | Fire Station Sunderland | Gosforth Civic Theatre |

Hartlepool Borough Hall | Middlesbrough Town Hall | Queens Hall Hexham | The Witham




Created by Rendez-Vous dance

Supported by Dance City

Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Supported by Arts Council England

Produced by Moving Art Management

Photography Luke Waddington

Photographic Stylist RougedMilk

Photographic Costumes Green Heart Collective

Designer: Matt Pear


Venue Information

Gosforth Civic Theatre is committed to providing a safe environment for everyone visiting us and have put in place strict and robust COVID19 compliance measures. You can read about our COVID measures and risk assessment here.

We are monitoring all developments, official guidance, and advice from the government and will update ticket buyers if anything changes in anyway in relation to your ticket or the show itself.

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