November Club creative team 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 returned to each village to perform through June 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?
Our storytelling rabble 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.
 
Age Recommendation: 10 years+

Running Time: 2 hrs 30mins including interval and ceilidh  

Cast

Narrator (takes on many guises) - Peter Peverley
Grace Lockart Jane Holman
Alec Lockart Micky Cochrane
Bobby Lockart Michael Blair
Thomas Lockart Lawrence Neale
Evie Clark Alice Blundell
Sula Clark Christina Berriman-Dawson
Musicians Katie Doherty, Shona Mooney, Dave Gray and Rachael McShane
Ceilidh Callers Alistair Anderson and David Oliver (Mart only)

Credits

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
Designed by Imogen Cloët
Participation Producer Sarah Hudson
Photography The Image Farm, Imogen Cloët.
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 and Hexham Auction Mart

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