Friday 3rd February - Sunday 5th February / Main House



Written by legendary author Dame Catherine Cookson

Starring Charles Lawson and Leah Bell

The Cinder Path is a sizzling and fast-moving drama, set against the backdrop of WW1

Our tale begins in the rolling hills of Northumberland where Charlie Macfell, becomes an innocent witness to the murder of his cruel and sadistic landowner father. Believing himself to be the only person aware that his childhood friend Arthur Benton is the killer, Charlie tries to set old injustices to right by protecting his friend from prosecution.

With a talented cast of 15 brilliant actors and singers you will find yourself entranced from beginning to end.

This is theatre at its absolute best filled with laughter, tears, a brilliant story, and an unforgettable musical score.

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 3rd February 7.30pm

Saturday 4th February 2.30pm

Saturday 4th February 7.30pm

Sunday 5th February 2.30pm


Standard: £23.00 (premier seating available for an additional £2)


Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at McKenna’s or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, a specialist gin list and cocktails.

Measures we are taking in regard to arrival times for performances/film and the availability of refreshments will be communicated nearer to the time of your booking in a pre-show email.

For more information on what to expect during your visit, including how we are keeping COVID secure click here.