Tuesday 14th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm / Main House


The fight for a place to belong
By Christina Castling

1951. A third of County Durham’s villages are classed as ‘D’, no longer worthy of investment. Expected to die quietly they refuse to go without a fight. Rooted in the true stories and memories of those who called those D villages home, a county-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as her family grapple with identity, loss and belonging. With humour, tenderness and not a small amount of grit, the play speaks of fighting to be heard when no one’s listening and of finding a place to belong.

Performance Dates and Times

Tuesday 14th June 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Standard: £16.00 | Concession: £14.00

(Premier seating available for an additional £2.00 per ticket)


Running Time: 2 hours

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

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