Curtain comes up on touring season

Angus and Ross Theatre Company present Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour.
Angus and Ross Theatre Company present Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour.

The curtain is coming up on a new season of shows touring to village halls and community venues across Northumberland.

Highlights Touring Scheme will be taking top-class work into the heart of small communities, bringing a variety of productions to a number of areas over the next few months.

The Teapad Orchestra.

The Teapad Orchestra.

Amble, Wooler, Bamburgh, Craster, Whittingham and Seahouses will all host shows between now and the New Year.

A range of entertainment is on offer for audiences young and old.

Music lovers will be able to whet their appetite with a range of sounds, from the blues to festive songs from the 19th century.

There will also be fast-paced comedy, street theatre and magic. The autumn season of Highlights also brings with it an evening of Persian food, song and Iranian dancing.

Esther Hingle, of Highlights Northumberland, said: “There are some really good shows this season and it is a really good mix.

“There is some quite quirky stuff and there is a lot of humour running through the shows.”

Highlights works in partnership with a network of promoters in village halls and community venues across rural and semi-urban areas of Northumberland.

It offers subsidised access to a wide-range of professional performances from regional and national companies.

Highlights also undertakes special projects and an annual contemporary craft tour each spring.

It is part of a national network of more than 40 rural touring schemes, under the umbrella of the National Rural Touring Forum.

The scheme allows audiences to make their way just down the road to an intimate and welcoming venue within their own community and enjoy a great night out on their doorstep.

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