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The Town MeetingThe Town Meeting – Spring Tour

 10th April – Northern Stage – 0191 230 5151.

29th April – The Cheviot Centre Wooler – 01668 282406

30th April – Theatre Delicatessen North, Sheffield – Tickets Online

6th May – Amble Development Trust – 01665 712929

9th May – Newbiggin Maritime Centre – 01670 811 951

18th May – Customs House, South Shields – 0191 454 1234

Cap-a-Pie, in collaboration with Dr. Paul Cowie, Newcastle University, present a new piece theatre that places you at the centre of the problem and demands solutions.

Your town is teetering on the brink. Imminent destruction looms. Homes, livelihoods and an entire way of life are at stake. There’s only one thing for it: a Town Meeting. But we need help – your help! Time is running out to have your say…..

Voted the most picturesque town in Greater Doggerland for four years running, Little Rikjord instills a great sense of community and attachment in local residents. The town’s economic prosperity owes much to the neighboring iron ore mine. However, the current seam has been exhausted and the Little Rikjord Iron Ore Mining Company is seeking permission to move Little Rikjord and begin mining directly under the town.

On the eve of a crucial hearing, Little Rikjord residents gather in the community centre to plan their presentation to the Minister. Assisted only by shambolic Junior Planning Officer Benjamin Rennold, Little Rikjord’s representatives must choose what is best for the future of their town.

This play explores how communities react to external pressures and represent themselves. Rather than research participants the audience will be co-investigators. Dr. Paul Cowie will be making a written record of the performance but no personal information will be taken nor will anyone or their views be identifiable in the published research. There will be an opportunity to be credited as co-researchers.

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