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A Way Home

CaroleW Productions




Showing at

The Main Theatre

Wednesday 22 June: 7.30pm
Tickets: £12

The fight for a place to belong
By Christina Castling 

1951. A third of County Durham’s villages are classed as ‘D’, no longer worthy of investment. Expected to die quietly they refuse to go without a fight. 
Rooted in the true stories and memories of those who called those D villages home, a county- wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as her family grapple with identity, loss and belonging. With humour, tenderness and not a small amount of grit, the play speaks of fighting to be heard when no one’s listening and of finding a place to belong.  

"Well acted and on a topic that helps us understand more about ourselves - this was a good night out at the theatre." North East Theatre Guide
“I thoroughly enjoyed the play reading - even though I sobbed my heart out... I loved the humour and the very truthful characters and the reality of the piece, very evocative.” Shelley O’Brien, Mad Alice Theatre Company  

“We thoroughly enjoyed the reading it was such a powerful and emotional subject that we were transported to a different time.” Pam Hymas, Community Member  

“I was mesmerised all of the way through. It was wonderful.” Audience Member

“I thought it was absolutely tremendous.” Audience Member

“I think it is hugely important that this story has been told and really exciting that it has been told in a way that now other people can hear this story. The thing that hit home to me a lot in that script was the sense of being done too which I think our communities still feel and which accounts for perhaps for so much of what is happening today in society.” Jill Coles, Director, Northern Heartlands   

This performance will be sold to full capacity. Our staff will be wearing face coverings and we strongly 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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