Pericles: All At Sea

@ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham

Book Now

07 March 2017

7.30pm

Up to £13.50

A tale of turbulent times and tempestuous seas inspired by Shakespeare’s fantastical story of shipwreck, love, loss and redemption.

Having been abandoned by her father a few hours after her birth, Marina, now a young woman, tries to piece together what happened. Her father, Pericles, was forced to flee his country having provoked the anger of a ruler more powerful than himself. He won her mother’s heart in a joust. Her mother died on board ship giving birth to Marina. And her father, Pericles, is a broken man. But an extraordinary series of coincidences sends them scurrying round the Mediterranean and brings them back together.

A pair of story-tellers play a multitude of characters, evoking – in this ancient tale – a world in which a young girl might be sold as a sex-slave; in which conflict and famine might devastate parts of Syria, Lebanon and Turkey; in which a fisherwoman might find bodies tangled in her nets; and in which the kindness of strangers saves those in peril on the Mediterranean Sea.

Who would have thought a 400-year-old story could be so relevant to today?

Venue
Queen's Hall
Beaumont Street
Hexham
NE46 3LS

Book Now

FollowUs

Events Finder
Calendar

Search

Join the club and receive special offers for events and much more
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

WhatsOn Blog

View All

PREVIEW: ENJOY LIVE MUSIC AT THE AMPHITHEATRE

MUSIC FANS can enjoy a whole host of North East talent for free when a series of popular gigs returns.

Read More

PREVIEW: Festival’s secret launch gig celebrates 1990s dance scene

Relive the diehard days of dance music at a top-secret location when one of the region’s most eclectic festivals returns this summer...

Read More