The theatre is proud to be involved in an ambitious creative project inspired by the River Skerne and our local environment.

Via a series of creative workshops, pupils from Haughton Academy (#TEAMHaughton!) are working with composer/arranger Sarah Freestone and lyricist Katie Doherty to create a new musical composition inspired by the river and its history - from Romans to railways via marshland and the Durham Ox.

The new piece created by the pupils with the support of our artistic partners will be premiered by Opera North at the Hippodrome in a performance later in 2021.

Click here to read more about it in a blog by Becky West - Regional Producer (North) of producers Orchestras Live.

#SkerneMusic is produced by Orchestras Live in partnership with Darlington Hippodrome, Discover Brightwater, Opera North and Durham Music Service.

📷 - Photos/graphics - Orchestras Live/Discover Brightwater