Old Boy at Headway ArtSpace

Old Boy is a funny and moving show about the bond between grandads and grandsons.

With a community cast of men and boys from Northumberland, it explores that special relationship with fond memories and hopes for the future.

Grandads are a bit brilliant. Mind you, so are grandsons. Join us for a celebration of male family relationships and the unique bond across the generations. Originally made in Glasgow, Old Boy has been recreated with a cast of real life Northumbrian grandfathers and grandsons. Chosen for you from the best of the Edinburgh Fringe by Northumberland residents Old Boy is funny and moving in equal measure.

“Utterly life-affirming” The Herald ****

Rummage through our collection of vinyl records, play your favourite tune, sample delicious pies, cakes and poptails from our dry bar and enjoy some top-class theatre.

Doors open 6.30pm, show runs 7.00-8.00pm

For any queries, please call: 0191 645 8998

Old Boy is being presented by people based in South East Northumberland, through a project commissioned by Museums Northumberland bait in partnership with The Empty Space.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of all our funders which currently includes:

  • Arts Council England
  • Blyth Town Council
  • Community Foundation
  • Edward Gostling Foundation – RW Mann Trust – Shears Foundation
  • Erasmus+
  • Great Northumberland
  • Hadrian Trust – High Sheriff of Northumberland – Rothley Trust
  • Heritage Fund
  • National Lottery Community Fund
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Postcode Community Trust
  • Scope
  • Sir James Knott Trust
  • The 1989 Willan Trust – Wellesley Trust
  • the Coalfields Regeneration Trust