Under A Redcar Sky

A Pilot Theatre project commissioned by Borderlands and funded by Creative People and Places, Arts Council England

This autumn a group of strangers wandered through the seaside exhibition at Kirkleatham Museum in search of a story.

Working with Redcar writer Carmen Marcus, these writers have created a series of stories for performance that will take you on a journey to the back stage of Redcar’s strolling performers who entertained holidaymakers on the golden sands in the 1930s and 40s to the lights and drama of Redcar’s seafront Arcades.

You’ll be transported from Redcar sands on a rainy day to the opulence of Dubai’s beaches, the smell of black tea and beach smoke in Iran and the first love poem spoken to the sea in Iraq. These sea tales have been woven from the history of and love for Redcar and tell its secret stories and hidden pasts.

Suitable for ages 11+.

This performance will be BSL interpreted.


Doors to the event will open at 6pm for you to enjoy a small exhibition of work for the Redcar Sky project and at 7pm you can take your seats for the performance. Seating during this performance will be informal where you can enjoy your drink and snacks provided with your ticket. The performance lasts for approximately 1 hour.

Tickets are ‘pay what you can’ and start at £1 each. To purchase just select the ticket price you would like when booking, the price of your ticket has no effect on where you sit or your access to the performance.

Book Tickets

Workshop Dates

Past Events

Taster Session

Wednesday 6th September, 5:30pm – 8pm

Writing Workshop 1

21st September, 6pm – 8pm
Kirkleatham Museum

Writing Workshop 2

28th September, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Kirkleatham Museum

Music/Song Workshop 1

Wednesday 4th October, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuned In!

Writing Workshop 3

Thursday 5th October, 6pm – 8pm
Kirkleatham Museum

Music/Song Workshop 2

Wednesday 11th October, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuned In!

Writing Workshop 4

Thursday 12th October, 6pm – 8pm
Redcar Palace

Music/Song Workshop 3

Wednesday 18th October, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuned In!

Writing Workshop 5

Thursday 19th October, 6pm – 8pm
Redcar Palace

Writing Workshop 6

Thursday 26th October, 6pm – 8pm
Redcar Palace