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The arts have long been a refuge and source of solace in dark times, and in these post-pandemic days, stories like The Offing are the perfect antidote to the uncertainty and worry.

Coming to Newcastle’s Live Theatre from Wednesday 3rdSaturday 27th November, Janice Okoh’s adaptation of Benjamin Myers’ much-loved novel is a rich and colourful depiction of friendship and discovery.

Breathing new life into this warm and evocative coming-of-age story, the show features music composed by Ana Silvera, with recordings performed by renowned folk musicians.

In the wake of the Second World War, teenager Robert Appleyard sets out on a journey from his hometown of Durham in search of work and new opportunities in the South. On the clifftops of Robin Hood’s Bay he chances upon Dulcie Piper, an unconventional and eccentric force of nature who will change the course of his life.

Explored through the lens of adolescent adventure and unexpected friendship, The Offing is a timely reminder that even through the worst of days, happiness can be found in life’s small pleasures.

The Offing is at Live Theatre, Newcastle from Wednesday 3rd-Saturday 27th November

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