CHESTERFIELD: Rural play heads for town’s theatre

Twelve Miles from Nowhere at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield
Twelve Miles from Nowhere at the Pomegranate Theatre, Chesterfield

LIFE on the edge played out against a surprisingly gritty rural backdrop is the theme of a new production coming to Chesterfield.

LIFE on the edge played out against a surprisingly gritty rural backdrop is the theme of a new production coming to Chesterfield.

Twelve Miles From Nowhere is set on a remote farm and tells the tale of what happens when a vulnerable,isolated family let an engaging young stranger into their lives.

The play is based on research with young people growing up in rural Cheshire and merges the aspirations found in Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men with the northern sharpness and humour of Barry Hines’ Kes.

It is directed by Andrew Breakwell, who has almost 40 years’ experience as a director and producer and is an associate artist of Nottingham Playhouse, where he was previously director of Roundabout and education.

Karen Simpson Productions brings the show to Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Tuesday, October 22, as part of a national tour.

Tickets to see Twelve Miles From Nowhere, are priced at £15 (concessions £11.50) and are available by calling the Chesterfield Theatres box office on 01246 345 222 or online www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk.