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.
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)
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
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 *SOLD OUT*||01434 652477|
|Friday 9th June||7.30pm||Thropton War Memorial Hall *SOLD OUT*||01669 621257|
|Sunday 11th June||3.00pm||Felton Village Hall *SOLD OUT*||07710497088|
|Sunday 11th June||
|Felton Village Hall *SOLD OUT*||07710497088|
|Friday 16th June||7.30pm||Kirknewton Village Hall *SOLD OUT*||01890 850285|
|Sunday 18th June||7.00pm||Norham Village Hall||01289 382326|
|Friday 23rd June||7.00pm||Shilbottle Community Hall **SOLD OUT**||01665 575196|
|Sunday 25th June||6.30pm||Bardon Mill & Henshaw Village Hall **SOLD OUT**||01434 344424|
|Tuesday 27th June||7.30pm||Sage Gateshead||0191 4434661|
|Friday 30th June||7.30pm||Whalton Village Hall *SOLD OUT*||01670 775411|
|Saturday 1st July||4.00pm||Crossman Hall, Holy Island|
What people said
Andrew Davison, Partner at Muckle LLP, Chairman of the Northumbrian Pipers' Society and Director of Magnetic North East CIC.
What made it real for me was not only to listen to individuals and individual communities to weave each distinctive style into the tapestry of the story but to include them in the performance and, by doing so, make it theirs and ours. Thank you!
Audience member at Hexham Mart 2nd June.