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.
Ticket prices may vary for each venue. Follow the Tour Date links for each venue to take you to their booking information.
Age Recommendation: 10 years+
Running Time: 2 hrs 30mins including interval and ceilidh - called by Alistair Anderson/David Oliver.
Bobby Michael Blair
Evie Alice Blundell
Alec Micky Cochrane
Grace Jane Holman
Thomas Lawrence Neale
Zac, Narrator Pete Peverley
Sula Christina Berriman
Musician Shona Mooney
Musician Dave Gray
Musician Rachael McShane
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 and Hexham Auction Mart
|Date||Time||Venue / web links||Ticket Office|
|Friday 2nd June||7.30pm||Hexham Auction Mart||01434 652477|
|Friday 9th June||7.30pm||Thropton War Memorial Hall||01669 621257|
|Sunday 11th June||3.00pm||Felton Village Hall||07710497088|
|Sunday 11th June||
|Felton Village Hall||07710497088|
|Friday 16th June||7.30pm||Kirknewton Village Hall||01890 850285|
|Sunday 18th June||7.00pm||Norham Village Hall||01289 382326|
|Friday 23rd June||7.00pm||Shilbottle Community Hall||01665 575196|
|Sunday 25th June||6.30pm||Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall||01434 344424|
|Tuesday 27th June||7.30pm||Sage Gateshead||0191 4434661|
|Friday 30th June||7.30pm||Whalton Village Hall||01670 775411|
|Saturday 1st July||4.00pm||Crossman Hall, Holy Island|