Bringing culture back to the Bellingham Ring at Hexham and Northern Marts

Morpeth based performing arts company November Club’s sell-out production Beyond the End of the Road  toured the county of Northumberland last year and they are set to clear out the sheep for one more weekend and bring the show back to Hexham and Northern Marts.

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Thanks to a £5,000 win from the 2017 Achates Philanthropy Prize Corporate Award and generous donations from individuals on a recent Crowdfunder campaign, the team at November Club are delighted to bring the midsummer musical back to its original home on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2018.

There is a mysterious noise coming from the soil which just keeps on getting louder. Can you hear it? It's like a hum... incomer Sula cannot let it lie. Meanwhile, we have two feuding brothers, sisters with a distance, a son with a pocket full of secrets and don't ask what's hidden in the shed!


Join November Club’s storytelling rabble as they weave their midsummer tale about the residents of a village called PLACE: their loves, their losses and their deepest secrets. Beyond the End of the Road 2018 features new music by Katie Doherty and an extended storyline written by Laura Lindow, Directed by Cinzia Hardy and designed by Imogen Cloët.

Sula Grace 2The cast of professional actors and musicians will be joined by singers from Hexham Jubilate Choir and additional local talent for small speaking roles.

Cinzia Hardy, November Club’s Artistic Director said: “Our musical Beyond the End of the Road is inspired by the stories of hill sheep farmers in rural Northumberland so working with Hexham Auction Mart, where farmers come to sell and buy livestock makes perfect sense. I am absolutely thrilled to be remounting the show this summer and we hope all those who missed out last year and those who want to enjoy it all over again, will join us in the Bellingham Ring in July.”

Robert Addison, Managing Director at Hexham and Northern Marts added: “We thoroughly enjoyed working with November Club on the musical last year and I have had so many people asking when it will be on again! It has certainly opened our eyes to new ways of working, and has created a real buzz around the mart. We were so honoured to receive the 2017 Achates Philanthropy Prize Corporate Award in recognition for our in-kind support of the show and delighted it’s back on again!”

“Wonderful! Beautiful music, fantastic acting - I could hear, see and smell the sheep!” Audience member at Hexham and Northern Marts 2017 tour.

“They’ve drawn on everything that’s here in the environment in Northumberland.” Audience member 2017 tour.

Tickets for Beyond the End of the Road at Hexham and Northern Marts are available to buy online or direct from Hexham and Northern Marts Café and mart office.

Saturday 28 July, 7.30pm, Bellingham Ring at Hexham Auction Mart

Sunday 29 July, 6.30pm, Bellingham Ring at Hexham Auction Mart

£15 adult / £13 concession.

Beyond the End of the Road is inspired by the people and communities across the county, and will be touring County Durham and Teesdale with Northern Heartlands from 14 July – 27 July.


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Beyond the End of the Road

Music and Lyrics by: Katie Doherty, Music Associate, November Club

Written by: Laura Lindow

Directed by: Cinzia Hardy, Artistic Director, November Club

Designed by: Imogen Cloët, Design Associate, November Club

Age Recommendation: 10 years+

Running Time: 2 hrs 15mins (including interval)