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Gritty new kitchen sink drama Our Laygate comes to The Customs House in South Shields on Wednesday 8th September and runs until Saturday 11th September.

Written by new playwright Ann Ahmed (with additional text by Natasha Haws and Mina Anwar) and set in the late sixties, it tells the story of Maggie Ibrahim and her three children, who are weighed down with poverty and prejudice whilst waiting for their beloved husband and cherished father, David Ali to return home after a two-year absence as a cook on the ships. 

Writer Ann Ahmed adds “I wanted to write a play about how well the Laygate community comes together to support each other, and how proud I am of that. We were poor, but they were some of the happiest times of my life, and I’m sure Mina will do a great job dramatising that.”

Tickets for Our Laygate are priced from £15.50 and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or online here.

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