In 2014, the Great North Run saw its one millionth finish making it the biggest half marathon in the world! To mark this occasion, Great North Run Culture hosted the GNR Million opening ceremony on the banks of the River Tyne. One major part of the GNR Million opening ceremony was the story And Let Us Run, written by local author David Almond, it told the tale of the North East from the beginning of time right through to the present day.
It celebrated the triumphs and people of the region and remembered the hardships and obstacles we have faced. It paid tribute to the ordinary people of the North East who have accomplished extraordinary things.
Informed by this tale, students from a number of the region’s primary schools have worked with theatre professionals to develop a short play enacting their interpretation of David Almond’s story.
Performed by professional actors, we are delighted to be able to showcase And Let Us Run: The Play at three venues across Tyne & Wear.
14:30 - And Let Us Run: The Play
Tuesday 26 May, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead
Thursday 28 May Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle
Friday 29 May South Shields Museum, South Shields