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WW2 play is performed in underground Victorian tunnel

Theatregoers in the north-east of England are being given the opportunity to enjoy a unique cultural experience deep beneath the streets of Newcastle.

The Victoria tunnel was originally built in 1846 to carry coal from the pits, under the city, down to ships on Newcastle Quayside.

Now though, it has become the setting for a new World War Two themed play, Hitler's Headquarters which tells the story of those families who were made homeless and forced to shelter in the tunnel during the WW2.

Twenty Seven Productions and the Ouseburn Trust have joined together to make it happen and it will be performed in front of a series of paying audiences, in groups of just 25 at a time.

Producer Katie Gibson and director Glen Joseph say the production offers a chance to experience something completely different

  • 24 Sep 2015
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