We Love You Arthur

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We Love You Arthur

by Fiona Evans

15 - 20 July 2024 7.15pm

The hilarious story of two teenage girls in a small Durham mining village during the Miners’ Strike in 1984.

Julie and Lisa are best friends, coming of age in Easington Colliery. Whilst their parents’ lives are being torn apart by the devastation of the strike, the girls are focussed on a comical, crackpot criminal scheme to meet their idol and crush, the formidable union leader Arthur Scargill. But what happens when the challenges and the impacts of the strike come closer to home? Can their friendship survive? Will they get to meet Arthur?

 

DIRECTOR
Lee Brannigan

Assistant Director
Theresa Mulkerrin

CAST
Laura Astin
Sylvia Bertie
Judith Carruthers
Ailis Collins
Anna Collins
Trevor Whaley

PRODUCTION TEAM
Stage Manager
Nathan Butterfield

Set Designer / Crew Chief
Robbie Carruthers

Set Build Team
To be confirmed

Lighting Designer
Terry Cain

Lighting Operator
Matt Melone

Sound Designer / Operator
Ben Brown

Properties
Brenda Peden, Dave Tetlow
and Lorna Watson

Wardrobe
Nicky Cowley and Maureen Duffy

Prompter
Jude Downing

Production Administrator

Image of Arthur Scargill used with kind permission

 

About Fiona Evans 

Fiona Evans is an award winning playwright who writes for theatre, television and radio. In 2005 she wrote We Love You, Arthur, which received its first performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her play Scarborough, about an illicit affair between a teacher and a pupil, received its first performance in a one act version in 2006 at Apartment in Newcastle, and went on to win a Fringe First award at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other plays include Geoff Dead: Disco for Sale (2008) and The Price of Everything (2010). Her plays for radio include The Startling Truths of Old World Sparrows, received the Grand Prix Nova International Radio Drama Festival silver award for its novel casting of children in the roles of octogenarians.

After graduating from the BBC Writers Academy in 2008, Fiona wrote for TV shows such as Eastenders, Casualty and Hollyoaks. In 2019 she was awarded a doctorate from Newcastle University. She and her partner live on a farm in Scotland, where they breed horses for National Hunt racing.

Running time approximately 2 hours 30 minutes

Online booking available soon.


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