We have a writer onboard

David Napthine joins the team

David is a County Durham based writer, dramatist and facilitator and has written extensively for BBC Radio Drama, touring theatre, amd opera. He was recently writer in residence for the “Hearing the Voice” multi-disciplinary research project at Durham University, researcher/writer with Northern Heartlands, and a dramatist for The Forge working with residents of Stanley, County Durham. Presently he is working with the Witham Hall, Barnard Castle, on a community writing project in Teesdale, working with WASH Youth Theatre on a radio play, and on multi-arts project with Headway Arts.

Workshops with David…

We are inviting potential detectives from the local community to help research this fascinating local story with our Researcher Barbara Crosbie, and will be presenting their findings in an exhibition. These findings will be used to inspire the creative writing sessions with Writer David Napthine. So elements of your writing could find their way into the play!

David 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.