Utopia: Newcastle upon Tyne
There are plenty of dystopian stories around in popular culture at the moment. Unsurprisingly, when it seems as though there are only bad stories in the news, Utopia is the antidote to all of that. The brainchild of Steve Marmion of Soho Theatre (where the show will play 20 June to 14 July) and Live Theatre’s Max Roberts, this new theatre piece asks writers to reimagine the world with a more positive spin and to share their individual and collective hopes, dreams and visions for the future. Those onboard include Simon Stephens, Janice Okoh and Michael Chaplin, which the acting talked includes a stage debut from Sophia Myles, and David Whitaker.