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In The Press / 07.02.2017

Drama in the Dale: Transformation Through Community Drama During the winter of 2011–2012, Weardale, England was the setting for an ambitious informal adult education project. In this rural area in the northeast part of the country a local arts collective Jack Drum Arts established a community...

In The Press / 07.02.2017

DRAMA in the Dale’s second offering since 2014 were performances of a Shakespearian play set in and around St Thomas' Church and the Durham Dales Centre. It was held over five nights and the Gazette attended the final performance on a very wet Sunday evening,...

Past Performances / 07.02.2017

In 2016 we produced Shakespeare’s most famous comedy in the setting of beautiful medieval Stanhope church. Commencing with the confrontation between Duke Theseus, Aegeus, and his disobedient daughter Hermia, the audience were led through the woodland domain of Titania and Oberon, represented by the graveyard...

Current Performances / 03.02.2017

Drama in the Dale’s next production will be Shakespeare’s As You Like It. We shall be performing, as usual, in a promenade style, with scenes taking place inside and outside. The play will be set in the 1920s, a time of political unrest against a backdrop...

Past Performances / 20.01.2017

Drama in the Dale presents a cast of local actors, musicians and singers in an epic true tale from 1818 when a group of starving lead-miners rose up against the Prince Bishop of Durham to assert their right to hunt, kill and eat the red...

Past Performances / 20.01.2017

The Tempest with RSC Open Stages SHAKESPEARE COMES TO RURAL COUNTY DURHAM DRAMA IN THE DALE TO WORK WITH THE RSC ‘OPEN STAGES’ PROJECT From the company that brought “The Bonny Moorhen” to life in a lead mine the next Drama in the Dale flagship project will be...

Uncategorised / 16.01.2017

Death In The County is an innovative murder-mystery play which has a plot that changes to suit the range of public buildings and country houses in which it is performed. The plot changes will include changing the solution to the mystery and the identity of...

Uncategorised / 13.11.2016

So second weekend of rehearsals started with a full attendance from the cast including our new member who has taken on the role of Puck, the brilliant Lesley…no pressure! We went over last week’s scenes exploring some of the movement and making sure that it was...

Director's Cut / 26.06.2016

Tonight was the final performance of our run and what a memorable one it was. First half wet weather plan was put into action but then the skies cleared and  the rain stopped. After the weeks of hard work everyone gave performances which were slick...