Beyond the end of the Road: photo by The Image Farm

Beyond The End of the Road

November Club performing arts company brought their storytelling rabble to weave a tale about the residents of their village PLACE, their loves, their losses and their deepest secrets.

Inspired by folk and traditional music, this is an award-winning show about rural life by North East writer Laura Lindow with music by Katie Doherty and performed by a professional cast of 10 actors and musicians, with special appearances from local talent at each venue.

In support of the production, there were a number of engagement workshops including story gathering and “make do” sessions creating place-based decorations, both of which – stories and decorations – found their way into the play!

The show sold out across the tour – thank you to the venues in Binchester, Evenwood, Stanhope, Crook, Mickleton and Barnard Castle for hosting the show and thank you to all the local talent for taking part.  The total audience for all the shows was 450 generating over £1100 income for all the venues.

There WERE tears and there WAS dancing all across the Northern Heartlands area!

As a result of Beyond the End of the Road the community members involved in the production went on to support Katie Doherty  and The Navigators  on one of their tour dates at Sage Gateshead appearing as a flashmob choir.  Many of this group were also involved in another Northern Heartlands’ funded project with Katie Doherty – Eggleston Show