And A Nightingale Sang
2nd – 7th March 2020
Directed by Dave Cooper
The play follows the course of World War II as experienced by a family living in Walker and is set in and around Tyneside. The is a story of the family’s personal relationships, preoccupations, troubles and joys, brought to life by songs of the era.
20th - 25th April 2020
Adapted by Willis Hall from a novel by Charlotte Bronte
Directed by Hayley Moy & Christine Coaster
170 years on, Charlotte Bronte's story of the trailblazing Jane Eyre is as inspiring as ever. This compelling adaptation loses none of the emotional force of the much loved classical novel which uncovers one woman's fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms. Charlotte Bronte's spirited heroine faces life's obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before making the ultimate decision to follow her own heart.
8th - 13th June 2020
By Gail Young
Directed by Vicki Lockey
Cheshire Cats follows a group of girl’s emotional journey training for and throughout the London Moonwalk. The play was written following the author taking part in the Moonwalk in 2003, after one of the team had dropped out. Her Mum, Sister and best friend had all been diagnosed with breast cancer and were the original reason for her both walking the walk and for subsequently writing the play.
The group are a mix of fitness levels and enthusiasm, with a last minute substitute not meeting everyone’s approval. It is a light-hearted look at a cause that is close to many people’s hearts, there may also be a few tears along the way.