Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th November 7.45pm / Studio Hub


Elysium Theatre Company, Alnwick Playhouse & Highlights Rural Touring present

Tales From The Borders
by Steve Byron

with Micky Cochrane, Steven Stobbs and Karen Traynor
directed by Jake Murray
designed by Caitlin Mills & Lee Ward

The Reivers: lawless families who terrorised the Anglo-Scottish border for 400 years from Northumberland to Edinburgh, Carlisle to Duimfries, 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.
A 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.

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

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

Performance Dates and Times

Wednesday 16th November 7.45pm

Thursday 17th November 7.45pm


Standard: £14.00


Running Time: TBC

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.

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