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A Way Home

Author(s): Christina Castling
Running time: 2h 10min approx

The fight for a place to belong.

"This house isn’t unfit for habitation. We’re inhabiting it. It’s been inhabited for 100 years!"

It’s 1951 and a third of County Durham Durham’s villages have been classified as ‘D’. No longer deemed worthy of investment, they’re expected to die quietly. But they refuse to go without a fight.

A Way Home is a new play rooted in the stories and memories of the people who called those D villages home. A county-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as she and her family grapple with what identity, loss and belonging really look like.

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