Whitley Bay Theatre Company presents Catherine Cookson's The Fifteen Streets
Wednesday 28th October - Saturday 31st October 2015
Whitley Bay Theatre Company are thrilled to be performing The Fifteen
Streets by Catherine Cookson in October 2015.
Catherine Cookson was one of the world's most beloved writers. Her books
have sold millions of copies, and her characters and their stories have
captured the imaginations of readers around the globe, and now WBTC is
excited to bring this iconic story to the Playhouse.
John O'Brien lives in a world where surviving is a continual struggle. He
works long hours at the docks to help support his parents' large family.
Many other families in the Fifteen Streets have already given up and
descended into a dismal state of grinding poverty, but the O'Briens continue
to strive for a world they are only rarely allowed to glimpse. Then John
O'Brien meets Mary Llewellyn, a beautiful young teacher who belongs to that
other world. What begins as a casual conversation over tea quickly blossoms
into a rare love that should have been perfect.
Fate steps in, however, when John is accused of fathering the child of a
local girl, and Mary's parents forbid her to see him. The couple begins to
realize that the gulf of the Fifteen Streets between them is a chasm they
could never bridge -- or might they still find a way.
PLEASE NOTE: There is frequent use of strong language during the performance.