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The Wind Road Boys

Written by Paul

2nd September 2016

Well its been a wonderful summer and to say Enter CIC have been busy is a huge understatement!

During July and August 2016 Enter CIC once again toured their magnificent production entitled The Wind Road Boys (which celebrates the coal mining industry and related traditions) across the North East of England. The tour traveled to many theatres including Hartlepool Town Hall, Phoenix Theatre (Blyth), The Sage (Gateshead), Stanley Civic Hall, Woodhorn Museum. In addition to staging the production at traditional theatres, Enter CIC also remained true to their commitment to developing new audiences for arts (and connecting with local communities) and Enter also showcased excerpts from the production in less traditional environments such as Mecca Bingo Halls, shopping centres and Sherburn Village Hall.

As always the production had a huge impact on everyone who was lucky enough to witness one of the performances. Those who were lucky enough to get a ticket were taken on a roller coaster of emotions and at the end of the performances the cast received standing ovations.

All of the cast thoroughly enjoyed performing at all of the beautiful (and very varied) performance venues. The Wind Road Boys is a unique piece of theatre with beautiful soaring anthemic musical numbers. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you don’t miss it next time it tours!

Absolutely fantastic performance from all!
Powerful, emotional and professional.
Loved it, absolutely amazing!
First time seeing the show and it was very moving, absolutely amazing.
Fantastic performance, I loved it!
First time at the Sage and seeing the show, but quite simply amazing.
A very special performance. I could watch it over and over again!
You are an amazing hard working company. I cried, I laughed and experienced every emotion.
Absolutely fantastic production. Its the 4th time I have seen this show and it has amazed me every time.
Tremendous and heartwarming.
Wonderful show and very moving.
Great performances and the music and songs are excellent. Moving, funny and quite simply wonderful!
To all at Enter CIC – What a triumph!!! Fantastic and thank you.

What fantastic talent and enthusiasm from all of the cast and back stage crew. It was an absolute pleasure for the audience and you can be so proud of what Enter CIC achieves.
Mark Dowdall, Director Environment and Community, Banks Group

The Wind Road Boys was absolutely outstanding. We both thoroughly enjoyed it. We were so impressed with the singing, acting, dancing , choreography, use of film etc. And the play itself worked so well. A wonderful show. It was truly memorable and inspiring.
Mike Tickell

Just returned from a break in London. I have seen many West End shows, but this musical equals all of those shows. I am deeply moved. Well done and thank you to all without exception, you’re amazing!

I went to the Sage tonight to see your show and it was amazing. I laughed, I cried and was stunned by the choreography and enthusiasm of all. I will certainly look out for your next production. Well done to every one of you! Amazing voices and acting!! Thank you for a brilliantly entertaining night.
Elaine Ferguson

Congratulations on a wonderful show. All characters beautifully portrayed. Having grown up in a mining town and now at the age of 84 years I can well recall the reality. Extremely moving and when the banners were in the background I cried!

What a fantastic show fabulous singers with great energy. We saw you sing on the Sage concourse a few weeks ago during our break from rehearsals and thought we must come and see you guys. Fab, Fab, Fab!

The Wind Road Boys Tour 2016 was supported by The Gillian Dickinson Trust

Here are some images from our Blyth Rehearsal

Here are some images from our Sage Rehearsal

Here are some images from our Woodworn Museum promotional event

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