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16th December

Homecoming by Periplum - Outdoor arts event

Homecoming by Periplum.
Commissioned by a consortium of Tees Valley Councils - Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington and Redcar.

 is a new night-time outdoor theatrical spectacle commemorating 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1. It will tell the stories of Tees Valley residents’ contribution to the war efforts, both on the home front and overseas on foreign battlefields – as soldiers, munitions’ workers, pilots and civilians. The show is being created by internationally acclaimed theatre company Periplum in collaboration with local communities. It will be free for audiences of up to 2,000 people to attend each performance – taking place in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesborough,Darlington & Redcar between September and December 2014.

The performance will feature stories of local people from each of the 5 towns, and is being created from research materials gathered by local libraries and archivists, including interviews with local residents.

Homecoming will be a highly visual theatrical experience featuring raised staging, mobile structures, digital projections, pyrotechnics, specially commissioned music, lighting and other visual effects. The performance will feature a chorus of between 15-30 community participants from the area.

The show will premiere in Stockton at Preston Hall Museum on 27th September.  

Other dates are: 
Redcar:- Kirkleatham Hall Museum – 18th October 2014
Middlesborough:- Albert Park - 1st November 2014
Darlington:- Market Square – 14th November 2014
Hartlepool:- Headland, Town Square – 16th December 2014
The final performance in Hartlepool will mark the 100 years to the day since the town’s bombardment from the sea.

Venue: Headland, Town Square, Hartlepool

Time: 6.00 pm

Ticketed event - tickets are free and can be obtained from Hartlepool Art Gallery & Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool - telephone 01429 890000.  Tickets are being released in batches, the next batch will be released on Tuesday November 4th and then on Tuesday November 18th.  

Due to the location of the event the audience will be required to stand however, some seating will be available for people with special requirements but you should advise of this when getting your tickets.

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