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.