The Body on Killhope Moor

WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DRAMA IN THE DALE HAS BEEN AWARDED £60,000 FROM THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND TO UNDERTAKE THIS EXCITING PROJECT….maybe we will find out the answer as to who the body found on Killhope Moor really is…

The year is 1921, the country is slowly recovering from the aftermath of the first world war. High in the North Pennines, at 12 noon on 28th August, local shepherd Titus Harrison of Killhope was tending his flock when he found a box protruding from the ground. On closer inspection he discovered that it was a coffin containing a skeleton…

This true incident is the start of a new project for Drama in the Dale. Using local knowledge, artefacts, documents from the time we plan to research the story and write a play based on the same.

We have already approached a writer who is keen to work with the group on developing the project and we are looking at funding opportunities to enable this.

If you have further information or would like to be part of our research team, writing team or acting team then please contact:  info@dramadale.co.uk

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