Photo credit: North News and Pictures & Durham University
Cap-a-Pie in partnership with Durham University
Written by Laura Lindow
When human remains were found in Durham in 2013, archaeologists discovered that they belonged to the Scottish Soldiers – prisoners of war from the 1650 Battle of Dunbar who were marched to Durham and imprisoned in the then-disused Cathedral and Castle.
What has emerged is a story of suffering and hope that will make you think about where you live in a completely different way.
Developed in partnership with Durham University ahead of a major new exhibition opening in summer 2018, Woven Bones brings to life the untold stories of these Scottish Soldiers. This brand new Cap-a-Pie production written by Laura Lindow offers a unique chance to walk in their shoes as it tours the route marched by the soldiers from Dunbar to Durham.
7.30pm, 25th June, Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar, EH42 1DX. Tickets, £9/7. 0131 665 2240.
7pm, 26th June, Elsdon Village Hall, NE19 1AB. Tickets, £9/7.
7.30pm, 27th & 28th June, Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle, NE1 4HP. Tickets, £7.
7pm, 29th June, The Maltings, Berwick, TD15 1AJ. Tickets, £13.50/11, 01289 330 999
7.30pm, 3rd July. The Customs House, South Shields, NE33 1ES. Tickets, £11/£9 early bird 0191 454 1234
7.30pm, 5th July, Arts Centre Washington, NE38 8AB.Tickets, £8.50/6, 0191 561 3455.
7.30pm, 6th & 7th July, The Gala Theatre, Durham, DH1 1WA. Tickets, £12/£10, 03000 266 600
Cast and creatives
Writer Laura Lindow is an award winning Scottish writer/director based in the North East of England. During 20 years of making theatre in the region she has established a reputation for creating work that is lyrical yet punchy with a serious sense of play. Recent writing credits include her critically acclaimed War of the Worlds adaptation for Northern Stage – a process which also involved researching local history to relocate the story to the North East of England; and she is currently a member of the Royal Court Writers Group. Directing credits include New York Times Critics Pick, Key Change for Open Clasp.
The cast are: Gemma Stroyan – from East Lothian, Gemma was nominated for an Off West End award for her role Emilia in Othello, has performed at the Lyceum and appeared on TV in Taggart and as Sciron in CBBC’s Last Commanders; Paula Penman – originally from Ayrshire and now based in Newcastle, Paula has worked as a performer, director and theatre maker, most notably for Northern Stage (The Little Detective Agency), Live Theatre (Donna Disco, Rat Boy), Bush Theatre (Brown Bird) and The Lowry (Then Leap) and her participatory work has also led to collaborations with National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company; and Greig Adam – based in Glasgow, Greig started his professional training on the Musical Theatre Course at the Dance School of Scotland before continuing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where he won the Prize for Musical Theatre; his work includes Sleeping Beauty (Citizens Theatre) and Miracle on 34 Parnie Street (Tron Theatre).
Director – Brad McCormick
Music – Katie Doherty
Design – Anna Reid
Producer – Katy Vanden
Cast – Gemma Stroyan
Cast – Greig Adam
Cast – Paula Penman
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