A Night of New Fairytales for Northumberland

Award winning, performing arts company November Club invites families across Northumberland to join them for an exclusive showcase of a brand new work in progress A Night of New Fairytales for Northumberland.

The new collection of fairytales will be premiered at Buffalo Community Centre, Blyth on Friday 18 October, 7pm and Tarset Village Hall on Saturday 19 October, 7pm. 

Cinzia Hardy, Artistic Director of November Club said: “This is the story of Northumberland. It’s our story. It’s your story. During the development phase in the summer, we took ideas from a range of local individuals and worked with actors, musicians, traditional dancers and puppeteers to develop the fairytales. Our collection is inspired by traditional fairytales but tells the story of Northumberland, it’s people, landscape and challenges.”

One of the new fairytales tells of how Kielder Forest came to be, using Rumpelstiltskin as inspiration, the audience will hear of a greedy Earl who wants to flood a village deep in the valley. Will he succeed in his mission for power and money? What price will he have to pay?

A Night of New Fairytales for Northumberland is a work in progress performance, and will run approximately one hour. The tales included are ‘How Kielder Forest Came to be’, ‘Kindness to Strangers’ and ‘Why is the Coast so Craggy?’ November Club hopes to create a final collection of tales which will be toured across Northumberland in Autumn 2020. 

The performances are suitable for adults and children alike (recommended aged 8+).

Tickets priced £5 adult, £4 child and £15 family can be bought online www.ticketsource.co.uk/novemberclub or at the door on the night.

Written by Fiona Ellis, Adapted and Directed by Cinzia Hardy and Hannah Fox, Designed by Hannah Fox. Performed by Jane Holman, Pete Peverley, Elijah Young, Zoe Lambert, Lawrence Neale and Khalil Abdairhman. Stage Manager Paul Aziz.

November Club is a performing arts company based in Northumberland, and works across the region. For more information visit www.novemberclub.org.uk

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