May – June 2019
Script adaptation by Paul Dunn
By permission from Sheil Land Associates Ltd (who look after the Cookson Estate), this “breathtaking production” of Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path returned in 2019 for a North-East tour, with Nicholas Cochrane – best known as Andy MacDonald in Coronation Street – playing Ginger Slater.
Also featuring fantastic original songs and music from Mike Redway, the production was a resounding success, and has paved the way for a national tour in 2020.
23 – 25 May – Phoenix Theatre, Blyth
3 June – Billingham Forum
6 – 7 June – Consett Empire
8 – 9 June – Royalty Theatre, Sunderland
“Brilliantly adapted by local actor Paul Dunn – who also appears in the show.”
“Dunn plays a number of roles in the production without fault.”
British Theatre Guide
“Harrowing and touching, The Cinder Path is a breathtaking production.”
“A passionate play that has both comedic lighter moments and some pretty intense points.”
North East Theatre Guide
Gallery from the original 2015 production. Photo credits: George Knox Photography