What's on at The Witham
The Witham in Barnard Castle has announced its spring 2018 programme, which includes music both contemporary and classical, film, live screenings of ballet, opera and theatre, comedy and, of course, theatre.
The theatre programme includes:
The War of the Worlds
Based on the novel by H G Wells
Northern Stage production
If I Say Jump
Presented by Little Mighty
Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers and won’t sign the divorce papers. The church hall is being renovated by a dodgy builder, who’s being investigated by the police. And her best friend Danny has turned up in the vestry with a gun.
Set against the background of a depressed ex-mining village, the show covers issues of mental health, violence and doing the right thing in impossible circumstances.
One year after his first injection of testosterone, trans man Kit is perceived completely as a man. However, with this triumph comes a crisis of masculinity: what kind of man is he? Physical theatre company Rhum and Clay and writer/ director Kit Redstone explore the funny, and at times toxic, world of men.
(This production was longlisted at the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe.)
By Luke Wright
Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and '80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.