‘From The Dark Hills’ centres around a town called Ashington in the North East of England during the miners strike of 1984. With five actors doubling up to play twenty six characters within the space of fifty minutes with full costume changes, the audience witness the physical endurance of the performers. Five protagonists provide the plot, but this piece is essentially about the struggle of a larger community.
The play was first performed in February 2011 at Queen Mary University of London with the support of Queen Mary Theatre Company. After being awarded best production of the year it was taken to the Edinburgh Festival in August 201.
With a hugely entertaining cast, an emotional finale, an increasingly relevant message in light of recent unrest under the Conservative government and a ground-breaking fresh writing talent, From The Dark Hills is a definite ‘must-see’ of this summer’s Fringe.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 – From The Dark Hills Preview
Part of Snapshots Festival: Protest, Power, Struggle and Strife. ¡No Pasarán!