Mr Corvan's Music Hall is touring the region in May/June, and it has its world premiere at Durham Gala Theatre on May 25, 26 and 27 (evening and matinee) before touring the region.
It's the most eagerly awaited new writing in the region this year, a play with great music. We've brought in Benny Graham (Pitman Poets) and Johnny Handle (folk superstar) to help with Ned's brilliant songs.
We have two of the top actors in the North East - Jamie Brown and Chris Connel - and the former Bellowhead violinist, Rachael McShane, as the cast.
Anti-establishment to the core, Ned was a great favourite in the Durham and Northumberland coalfields. He dedicated his first book of songs to "keelmen, colliers and working men in general".
A virtuoso violinist, singer/songwriter, comedian and artist, Ned's story is funny and tragic, and inspirational.
We've pegged the tickets at £15 to make this accessible. It's about our North East heritage.Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 06:00 PMGala Theatre, Durham0 RSVPs
Over 150,000 people gather for the Durham Miners' Gala every year. It's the biggest community and trade union event in the world. And now we've added a great value weekend festival.
It's your chance to see some of the best bands while experiencing the phenomenal Gala.
So, make a weekend of it. Join us at the Marras Festival @ Durham Miners' Gala 2017.
Book now tickets are going fast...Friday, July 07, 2017 at 06:00 PM through July 08, 2017East Durham College in Durham, United Kingdom0 RSVPs