24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
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Gone to the Wall

Humshaugh Village Hall

17 Mar 2022

  • Wheelchair accessibile

DELIVERED BY: On The Move Theatre

Gone To The Wall is a brand-new play by On The Move Theatre to celebrate the 1900th anniversary of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. It is a comical re-creation of how the Wall was conceived, the logistics of building it and the arrival of thousands of legionaries to the North of Britannia in the year 122.   

During a debate in the Senate of Rome about the state of their occupation in Northern Britain, a messenger, Envoyerus, arrives with the distressing news that the Celts continue to pillage the region. Emperor Hadrian immediately decrees that a wall of stone shall be erected as a frontier to control these barbarians!  

This decision is privately contested by his elder sister, Aelia Paulina, but Hadrian’s takes a stand and declares that an eighty-mile wall is to be built from coast to coast, stretching across the North of Britannia. But this wall must be kept secret!  

There will be no interval at this performance.

Tickets on the door.