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Touring the North East in June 2020

‘This house isn’t unfit for habitation. We’re inhabiting it. It’s been habitated for 100 years!’

1951 saw a third of County Durham’s villages classified as ‘D’. They were no longer deemed worthy of investment and were expected to die quietly. But they wouldn’t.

A Way Home is a new play rooted in the stories and memories of the very people who called those D villages home. A County-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as she confronts what loss really looks like.

With humour, tenderness and not a small amount of grit, A Way Home speaks of fighting to be heard when no one’s listening, telling a story just as significant today as it was 70 years ago.

Tue 2nd June 7:30pm Gala Durham
Wed 3rd June 7:30pm Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham
Thu 4th June 7:30pm Arts Centre Washington
Fri 5th June 7:30pm Live Theatre, Newcastle
Sat 6th June 2:30/7:30pm Live Theatre, Newcastle
Mon 8th June 7pm St Mark’s Church, Eldon  (01388 775829 or 07802704981)
Tue 9th June 2/7:30pm Alnwick Playhouse
Wed 10th June 7pm Trimdon Grange Community Association   (01429 881724)
Thu 11th June 7:30pm Binchester Community Centre (07745874007)
Fri 12th June 7pm Clara Vale Village Hall
Sat 13th June 3pm St John’s Hall Meadowfield
Mon 15th June 7pm Toft Hill Community Centre
Tue 16th June 7pm Hamsterley & Low Westwood Community Hall
Wed 17th June 7:30pm The Witham, Barnard Castle
Thu 18th June 2/7:30pm Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens
Fri 19th June 7pm Hamsteels Community Centre
Sat 20th June 7pm Coundon & Leeholme Community Centre (07901864946)
Sun 21st June 7pm Witton Park Village Hall


We are absolutely thrilled to have secured Arts Council England funding for the North East tour and have a wonderful cast and creative team in place (watch this space for more information).

To see what happened during our Research and Development in January 2019, take a look here.

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