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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ignore the Euro, ignore the referendum, a much greater battle was held in Stanhope tonight. Would the actors in the cast of Midsummer Night's Dream win over the neighbouring scooter rally...

Well tonight everyone really pulled out all the stops and gave magnificent performances...

Today's rehearsal was in costume, so here's a little taster of our elegant musicians! Thanks to the amazing costume makers who have worked tirelessly, night and day, on these wonderful creations. We tested out our wet weather plan, managing to get through with only a few...