Preview: Great Joe Wilson at Darlington Hippodrome
The Great Joe Wilson
Friday 7th - Saturday 8th September 2018
The Great Joe Wilson is a must-see comedy drama set in Darlington and is heading for a world premiere at Darlington Hippodrome on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 September.
The Great Joe Wilson is a play with music about (arguably) the greatest-ever North East singer/songwriter. Wilson's dramatic life will be told using his tremendous music, which covers everything from lost love through to hard-hitting songs condemning domestic violence and supporting striking workers. Joe performed in Darlington at the Theatre Royal Music Hall.
Joe Wilson died in 1875, aged only 33, but during his brief life wrote 360 songs, many of which are still popular today: The Unthanks recorded Gallowgate Lad in 2011, Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinny has been covered dozens of times and Sally Wheatley is a staple throughout UK folk clubs.
The play stars top North East actors Micky Cochrane, Sarah Boulter and the multi-award winning Jamie Brown. Musician Jordan Miller, who has just finished a European tour with top North East band The Lake Poets, completes the top-class quartet.
For more information or to book call 01325 405405 or visit www.darlingtonhippodrome.co.uk.