Rural shows on your doorstep

Published: 1 October 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Antigone Interrupted

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme returns with performances in rural village halls and community venues across the North of England this autumn.

From theatre, dance and family shows, Highlights is bringing some of the UK’s best touring companies and artists for audiences to enjoy on their doorstep.

It works in partnership with a network of more than 65 village halls and community venues across County Durham, Cumbria and Northumberland.

Childhood stories and rhymes are given a hilarious twist in unconventional storytelling from Gav Cross; Scottish Dance Theatre present Antigone Interrupted; Jo Fong and George Orange stage a dance performance that explores middle age; Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater tells the timely tale of a North East community pulling together through a crisis; Elysium Theatre Company presents Hello and Goodbye; Hefted tells a powerful tale about the rural experience and the ties that bind communities; Radio 4 regular Kate Fox explores autism and neurodiversity through the theme of Doctor Who; Bojangles – Dracula in Space is an action-packed journey of physical theatre, comedy and music; and Pentabus Theatre – Jacaranda brings together two strangers on a night that will change their lives forever.