Darlington actress to take ‘Pricks’ on tour

An actress from Darlington is set to embark on a special UK tour with her medical play about type 1 diabetes.

An actress from Darlington is set to embark on a special UK tour with her medical play about type 1 diabetes.

Jade Byrne has been an actress for nine years (appearing in the likes of “Inspector George Gently”, “Casualty” and “Mount Pleasant”) and a type 1 diabetic for the past 30 years.

The 33-year-old actress has combined the two to create “Pricks” – a one-woman show which sees Jade tell a warm, engaging and uplifting story with poetry, original soundscape about families and learning to care for others better.

Following its debut outing at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the show received favourable reviews, Jade Byrne is taking the show on tour across the country.

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Speaking about the opportunity to take Pricks on the road, Jade said: “I want everyone to experience Pricks and be affected by it, in a good way.

“I want to be able to educate through entertainment about what it (type 1 diabetes) actually is and I want the entire world to see it.”

She continued: “I love seeing the reaction from the audience at shows and it is a great night out.

“It’s funny, but will make a lot of people cry, happy tears as it’s everything I’d like myself from a theatre show.”

The Pricks tour begins in Cheltenham on Thursday, April 25th, 2019 and ends at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich in June.

The tour also includes a date in Jade Bryne’s hometown of Darlington at The Pennyweight on Sunday, April 28th, 2019.

Pricks Tour Dates

  • April 25th – Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
  • April 26th – Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
  • April 28th – The Pennyweight, Darlington
  • May 2nd – Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax
  • May 10th – Queens Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
  • May 16th – Phoenix, Exeter
  • May 18th – Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
  • May 21st – Northern Stage, Newcastle
  • May 22nd – Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate
  • May 24th – Derby Theatre, Derby
  • May 28th – Cast, Doncaster
  • June 4th – New Wolsey Theatre, Pulse Festival, Ipswich

Source: Press Release