Autumn in Bishop Auckland

Peter Lathan

Bishop Auckland Town Hall Theatre in Co Durham has announced its autumn 2017 programme which runs from September until December. Theatre highlights are:

  • 13 September at 7:30
    Northumberland Theatre Company
    Barnaby Rudge

    Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, this story of mystery and suspense begins with an unsolved double murder, goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution, and features Grip, a talking pet raven.

  • 4 October at 10:00
    New Writing North
    Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo
    From the book by Amy Sparkes and Sara Oglivie
    A Durham Book Festival event

    The hero of our story has received an invitation to run a zoo for a day. This zoo seems rather odd, and the keeper is in a great hurry to leave for his holiday. This zoo is a mess and the creatures are all misbehaving. This zoo is a Monster Zoo!

    For under-7s

  • 8 October at 3:00
    Baroque Theatre
    The Three Musketeers

    Cry ‘All for one and one for all!’ as we join d’Artagnan and his friends Porthos, Athos and Aramis in their quest against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu. A rip-roaring, fast- paced, swashbuckling show ideal for families with children aged 5+.

  • 20 October at 10:30 and 1:30
    The TakeOff Festival of Children’s Theatre
    A Square World

    When the daily routine of three friends’ lives suddenly changes, they discover—with a little fun and mayhem—how to adapt their world so they can keep playing together. The play looks at the unfairness of being left out in a world designed for everyone else but yourself.

  • 18 November at 7:30
    A Ship of Fools
    Welcome to Paradise

    Strap in as The Captain and Raoul take you on a playfully mischievous rollercoaster ride to the darkest corners of the grotto which will have you squealing with delight one minute and squirming in horror the next.

  • 25 – 27 November (various times)
    Every Cloud Entertainments
    Dick Whittington and his Pirate Adventure

    Brave Dick Whittington travels to London to make his fortune, helped along by Tommy the Cat. On the way, he meets the lovely Alice Fitzwarren and larger than life Dame, Sarah the Cook, along with village idiot Idle Jack. Then he travels across the seven seas to encounter good—and evil, led by nasty King Rat and Captain Shiver-Me-Fingers.

  • 21 December at 6:30
    Northumberland Theatre Company
    The Princess and the Goblin

    Princess Irene is to be the bride of the goblin king’s son but unfortunately he hasn’t actually asked her yet. This is an adventure about the goblins’ attempts to steal away the princess. To foil their plan, the Princess will need all the help she can get from Curdie, the miner’s son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, whom no-one else can see.