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Northern grit and determination transfer over from the stage to real-life as hard-hitting tearjerker Carrying David is back and ready for action after enduring a cancelled run last year.

The one-man play is the true story of Irish lad Glen McCrory, who managed to rise above the desperate mine closure in Dipton that rocked the village to the core at the start of the 80s, to become the boxing Cruiserweight Champion of the World. We have a tale of two brothers: boxer Glen fighting for his title, and terminally ill David fighting for his life, amidst a family sticking together when it’s needed most.

Humour threads through the beautifully and affectingly told tale, thoughtfully written by Ed Waugh of Hadaway Harry and The Great Joe Wilson fame, and acted with honesty by Micky Cochrane. The production is authentic; you might laugh, you might cry, but you will feel like you are part of a special event in more ways than one, as you witness a local hero triumph in the face of adversity.

Carrying David is performed at Phoenix Theatre, Blyth on Wednesday 8th; Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham on Tuesday 14th; Gala Theatre, Durham on Thursday 16th; Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle on Friday 17th; Alnwick Playhouse on Saturday 18th and The Witham in Barnard Castle on Sunday 19th September

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