Beyond the End of the Road
When the city meets the countryside all is not what it seems…what’s the news beyond the end of the road?
We have travelled the county, listening to local residents and collecting their stories and anecdotes to create this new site-specific musical exploring rural life. Working with seven villages and a cattle auction mart and taking their material as inspiration, Beyond the End of the Road will tour to each place in 2017.
There is a strange sound coming from the soil. Incomer Sula just cannot let it lie. Her sister Evie can’t seem to get anything right. Alec and Grace are arguing over the sudden arrival of Uncle Bobby and what IS Thomas hiding down at the old station?
Join our storytelling rabble as they weave their midsummer tale about the residents of their village P L A C E, their loves, their losses and their deepest secrets.
Inspired by folk and traditional music, performed by a professional cast of 10 actors and musicians, with special appearances from local talent at each venue.
Warning: there may be tears, there WILL be dancing.
If you live in one of the villages or towns listed, we’ll be visiting your community soon for some more story sharing and creative sessions – all of which will contribute to the making of Beyond the End of the Road.
Ticket prices may vary for each venue.
Age Recommendation: 10 years+
Running Time: 2 hrs 30mins (including interval and ceilidh)
Produced by November Club in collaboration with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme
Music and Lyrics by Katie Doherty
Written by Laura Lindow
Directed by Cinzia Hardy
Photography: The Image Farm
Supporters: This performance is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Joicey Trust, Northumberland County Council, Northumberland National Park and The Community Foundation.
Supported by Queens Hall Hexham
|Friday 2nd June||7.30pm||Hexham Auction Mart|
|Friday 9th June||7.30pm||Thropton War Memorial Hall|
|Sunday 11th June||7.00pm||Felton Village Hall|
|Friday 16th June||7.30pm||Kirknewton Village Hall|
|Sunday 18th June||7.00pm||Norham Village Hall|
|Friday 23rd June||7.00pm||Shilbottle Community Hall|
|Sunday 25th June||6.30pm||Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall|
|Tuesday 27th June||7.30pm||Sage Gateshead|
|Friday 30th June||7.30pm||Whalton Village Hall|