November Club is a performing arts company. We make site-specific productions that explore the stories of the local communities with whom we work. We work indoors and outdoors in all sorts of places to weave together historical and contemporary themes. Participation is central to what we do. We invite our audiences to share their experiences, heritage and creativity, to take extraordinary journeys into unexpected places.
We’re excited to be entering a new stage in our work with communities across rural Northumberland, visiting several towns and villages for drama and creative sessions – all of which will contribute to the making of a new musical for Northumberland….
It’s September 1928 and Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan has inherited Wallington. He moves in with his wife Lady Molly and their six children, aged between 8 and 22. Sir Charles’ father, Sir George Otto Trevelyan, died aged 90 in August 1928 and left the house badly neglected and the whole estate run down.
On their first day as the new owners, the family gathers in the Central Hall to shout as loudly as they can to wake up the house, and inhabit the 13-bedroom mansion. Moving In: A House Reawakens is a story of how the Trevelyans begin to turn a rather cold and sombre house into a family home, before the National Trust took over it.
November Club are producing a brand new musical set across rural Northumberland thanks to generous funding from Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Joicey Trust, Northumberland County Council, Northumberland National Park and The Community Foundation.