From the co-writer of Dirty Dusting, Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham, comes another brilliant play (with music) by playwright Ed Waugh.

‘The Great Joe Wilson’ stars Micky Cochrane (Catherine Cookson’s Fifteen Streets), Sarah Boulter and Jamie Brown (The Lake Poets)

Victorian singer/songwriter Joe Wilson made his professional debut in Newcastle in December 1864 and within a year, aged only 24, was the undisputed north-east concert hall superstar. Joe could encapsulate an epic story in a song and his subject matter ranged from love, death and moving house, to supporting workers on strike. In addition, he wasn’t afraid to tackle the horrors of domestic violence or drunkenness.

Sadly, he died at the age of 33 but left behind a legacy of 360 brilliant songs, including the classic ‘Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie, Hinny’.

  • Friday 7th September 7.30pm; Saturday 8th September 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
  • To book tickets, call 01325 405405 or visit Darlington Hippodrome website.