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Arts Out West events are also hosted locally at Beckermet, Calderbridge, Drigg,
Florence Mine Arts Centre, Haile, Ravenglass, Santon Bridge and Waberthwaite.
For more details, click on the AoW logo.


Not actually from Arts Out West, but we have two more visiting groups booked for the Public Hall this year.
Friday 21 July 2017 -  The Ashton Group Apprenticed Actors.
Saturday 7 October 2017 - Nuworks Theatre from Australia.


Fri 21 July

The Ashton Group Apprenticed Actors have visited us before - remember Tales From Tall Towers in 2016?

The Ashton Group is 20 years old this year and as part of our celebrations we are re-staging one of the first Apprenticed Actors shows that we produced, ICE BABY by Salford based writer, Sarah Miller.  ICE BABY is about a 17 year old mum, her baby, her mates and what happens one freezing winter night. It is about the struggle to be a grown up when you have no role models and no support. It is also about goblins...............

‘ICE BABY is a funny, and fast paced contemporary play inspired by true stories of teenaged parents.  ICE BABY bristles with spiky energy, glistens with just a sprinkling of fairy tale magic and is guaranteed to get you talking’. It is suitable for young people over the age of 14 and adults. It contains some adult themes.

Times and ticket prices will be added when we have details.

Sat 7 Oct

The Nuworks Theatre are coming all the way from Australia to perform in Gosforth, so two plays in one evening makes the trip worthwhle.
Snow White runs first, there will be a 15 minute interval, then Romeo and Juliet.
This promises to be an entertaining, varied and good value evening, with half of the takings going to Charity.


SNOW WHITE: This is our brand new musical adaptation of the tale. Not exactly a panto, it’s a little more sophisticated. It is faithful to the original in most respects: there’s Snow White, the Wicked Queen, and the Huntsman. The seven dwarves have morphed into the Hip Hop Brothers and there’s a few extra characters. There’s a poisoned apple and a Prince and a true loves kiss and a Happy Ever After.

Suitable for the entire family.
Running time 1 hour 10 minutes.

ROMEO AND JULIET: This is pure Shakespeare, heavily edited and recontextualised (set in relatively modern times) but otherwise unchanged to produce a piece of theatre that will appeal to younger and older audiences. It is complemented with a number of contemporary songs from Pink, Coldplay and Muse.

Suitable for audiences above 10 years of age.
Running Time 1 hour 20 minutes


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