Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Town Stages a Trip into Its Turbulent History

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Town Stages a Trip into Its Turbulent History

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A PLAY which explores life in a post-First World War North East which is anything but a land fit for heroes will be staged in a County Durham town.

"Our Street - 1926" is at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley Civic Hall tomorrow at 1.30pm.

The play will be performed by the All Stars Theatre Company - a group of actors with learning disabilities and complex needs. The cast is drawn from a drama course organised by Durham County Council's Care and Support Pathways team at The Venue Stanley Day Centre, and delivered by the Workers Educational Association.

It has been written by Michelle Lindsay-Baharie and Rob Baharie and updates an earlier play titled "Our Street - 1915", which was a sell-out when performed at the Stanley theatre.

The play is part of the WEA's "Turbulent Times 1918-28" project, which is supported by a PS70,500 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund . The project explores educational campaigns within the WEA and its affiliated organisations after the First World War and is exploring themes such as the upheavals in women's lives, reconstruction and rehabilitation, and the lives of former conscientious objectors and other radicals. …

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