Reiver – Tales From The Borders

Join us for an evening of theatre like no other, steeped in the folklore and history of the North East.

The Reivers: lawless families who terrorised the Anglo-Scottish border for 400 years from Northumberland to Edinburgh, Carlisle to Dumfries, until James 1st broke their power. Steve Byron weaves three unforgettable stories together to paint a portrait of a world of violence and injustice in which law and order do battle with corruption and greed. Will good triumph over evil, or will evil be victorious?

Blackmail: an innocent farmer is forced to take a stand against the bullying threats of a powerful Reiver family.

God-forsaken Place: a southern lawman exiled to the North by the corrupt London authorities tries to save a Reiver child from a terrible fate.

A Widow’s Path: a Scots woman sold into servitude as a child pursues the murderers of her husband and will not rest until she has overturned the Reiver order to get her revenge.

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Elysium Theatre Company is an award-winning company based in Durham which brings great theatre to the North. Previous productions at Queen’s Hall include A Doll’s House, Miss Julie, Playland and The River.

“This company simply can do no wrong.” Reviewer Number 9

Age guidance: 15+ | Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx.)
Doors open at 6pm, with performance beginning at 7:30pm.

By Steve Byron
With Micky Cochrane, Steven Stobbs and Karen Traynor
Directed by Jake Murray
Designed by Caitlin Mills & Lee Ward

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Ushaw Historic House
Ushaw, Durham, DH7 7DW
12 Oct 2023
£8.50 - £12

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