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These Hills Are Ours

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Showing at

The Main Theatre

Wednesday 14 September: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12, £10 (benefit concession & students)

Please note seating is unreserved.

Presented by ARC Stockton, Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley 
by Daniel Bye and Boff Whalley

Do you ever want to run away from it all?

Dan and Boff did exactly that: they ran a series of routes from the centre of the city in which they found themselves, to the top of the peak overlooking that city. But what are we really running from?

In story and in song, These Hills Are Ours is the story of what they found out on those journeys. It’s about escaping it all by running to wild places. Escaping the city, escaping your past, escaping the restrictions of upbringing or class or politics. It’s a celebration of wild places and our freedom to roam them.

Daniel Bye’s award-winning, internationally touring theatre is always engaging, thought-provoking and entertaining. Boff Whalley, best-known as a founder member of Chumbawamba, writes heartfelt, catchy folk songs. This, their first theatre piece together, sees them moving into their most personal material yet. It’s a not-to-be-missed collaboration between two of Britain’s most celebrated artists in their own fields.

“A calmly warming reminder of why live storytelling weaves a magic that no screen can ever match.” Exeunt Magazine

“Funny, poignant and thought-provoking, These Hills Are Ours combines storytelling and song to winning effect.” British Theatre Guide 

“A really engaging evening’s theatre.” NARC

"Lovely low-key gig theatre about friendship, failure and reasserting our right to roam” The Stage

"…it is Bye’s personal struggles in the story of that 90-mile run that really hook you in." The Guardian

"Whilst Dan takes the lead as storyteller, Boff’s folk-style songs add an extra dimension to the performance… he weaves charming and clever lyrics with music which is sometimes wistful, sometimes haunting, always evocative." Reviewer No 9

Co-commissioned by Beaford Arts, Eden Project, Lancaster Arts, Leeds Playhouse and Shoreditch Town Hall with support from artsdepot.

Age guidance: 12+


This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we encourage all visitors to do the same (unless exempt). For further information on the safety measures in place at Queen’s Hall, click here.

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