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Drama in the Dale is all set to go with their current project; The Body on Killhope Moor; a fascinating local story about a body that was found on Killhope Moor nearly 100 years ago. With the appointment of two North East professionals, following a successful funding bid to the National Heritage Lottery Fund, Barbara Crosbie as Researcher and David Napthine as Writer, there will be a series of free workshops open to all no experience needed, set to start in November. We are inviting potential detectives from the local community to help research this fascinating local story, and will be presenting their findings in an exhibition. These findings will be used to inspire the creative writing sessions, so elements of your writing could find their way into the play! The writer will bring the findings and stories together to form the final script. The play will be performed by Drama in the Dales members, at Killhope Lead Mining Museum in August 2021, 100 years after the body was found.

Titus Harrison of Killhope was tending his flock when he found a box protruding from the ground. When he kicks the box, it reveals human remains…”


Fancy yourself a bit of a detective or writer? Why not get involved in helping us discover and unearth more details about the body that was found on Killhope Moor in 1921. There will also be opportunities to work with the writer in developing the script for the play. As always, we will be looking for budding actors to bring the play to life, costumes makers and more. So, sign-up to our mailing list for regular updates on how you can get involved.

Become a member and have free access to all workshops, updates on any finds, and first access to tickets for the performances that will performed at Killhope Lead Mining Museum in August 2021, 100 years after the body was found.

Project Artwork by Greener Lavelle & Design by Wayne Gamble

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