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The Stars Look Down

‘The Stars Look Down’

From the classic novel by A J Cronin freely adapted by Alex Ferguson.

The Stars Look Down

‘The cage dropped. It dropped suddenly, swiftly, into the hidden darkness. And the sound of its falling rose out of that darkness like a great sigh which mounted towards the furthermost stars.’

An uplifting family saga about a miner’s son who resolves to fight the profiteering that killed so many through underground accidents and starvation, and the injustice that wears down families and communities.

A physical theatre version of this classic 30s novel set in the North East exploring the life of young Davie Fenwick as he strives to gain decent wages and conditions for the pitmen. He falls in love with the coal owner’s daughter but is eventually disillusioned of ever achieving justice after a preventable pit disaster claims the lives of many men.

“..vivid, versatile and amazingly forceful..”
“…a resounding critical success, breathing new life into Cronin's timeless tale.”

Suitable for everyone over 13 this show will tour September and October 2019.

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21 Sep 197:30 pmHindmarsh Hall, Northumberland
22 Sep 197:30 pmLongformacus Village Hall, Borders
26 Sep 197:30 pmChatton Village Hall, Chatton
27 Sep 197:30 pmNewbiggin Maritime Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea
28 Sep 197:30 pmBamburgh Village Hall, The Pavilion, Bamburgh
4 Oct 197:00 pmStakeford Methodist Church, Stakeford
5 Oct 197:30 pmRobinson Institute, Esk Valley Theatre, Glaisdale, Yorkshire
9 Oct 197:30 pmThrumpton Village Hall, Notts
10 Oct 197:30 pmTerry O'Toole Theatre, Lincolnshire
11 Oct 197:30 pmSpring Bank Arts Centre, High Peak, Derbyshire
12 Oct 197:30 pmHurley Village Hall, Warwickshire
13 Oct 197:00 pmThe Exchange, North Shields
15 Oct 197:30 pmKirkwhelpington Memorial Hall, Northumberland
18 Oct 197:30 pmWhitburn Parish Hall, Sunderland
19 Oct 197:30 pmLonghorsley Village Hall, Longhorsley
20 Oct 197:30 pmThe Dovecote Centre, Amble