Three compelling, moving and touching plays telling contrasting stories of the 1984-85 Miners Strike and its human cost are being staged in Tideswell on Saturday November 14.
Audiences have laughed and cried at these evocative accounts of real events and the play have received excellent reviews as it toured the region.
Striking Dilemmas, performed by Sheffield based theatre company The Melting Shop, highlights the real lives of the men on the picket lines, those who returned to work, those who policed the dispute and the women who supported, marched and awakened their own political activism.
It is unmissable theatre drawn from true, first-hand accounts and is on at 7.30pm, Upstairs at The George Hotel. Tickets £10 and £8 (concessions)from Tideswell Post Office, Litton Shop and http://www.ticketsource/tideswelltheatre.
Coming Next: November 26-28 – A Christmas Carol: the traditonal and heartwarming tale by Charles Dickens, performed by Tideswell Community Players.
Adapted and directed by Rob Puckett this production retains the tradition but adds a contemporary twist. For all the family, performed in Tideswell Church (bring a cushion). Tickets on sale now – £8 and £6 concessions).
Saturday December 12 – He Wore A Red Hat: New Perspectives Theatre Company bring a performance of their latest play to the village by special arrangement. This festive noir mystery will be performed as a fundraiser for the Fountain Square Living Stones restoration project which will help deliver a new space for Tideswell Theatre performances in the village, community activities and worship.
Twenty per cent of every ticket sold will go to the project. Brought about through co-operation between Fountain Square Church, Tideswell Community Players and New Perspectives Theatre Company.
More details in next village newsletter, or on Tideswell Theatre Facebook Page.