Live theatre tells the handover story this June
In 1936, Sir Charles Philips Trevelyan announced his intention to gift the entire Estate of Wallington to the National Trust. As you can imagine, this caused quite a stir. The handover was completed in 1968, and so this year, 50 years on, we’re celebrating this wonderful milestone with a programme of installations and events.
For three weekends in June, 9/10, 16/17 and 23/24, Provocations and Revelations, performed by award-winning performing arts company November Club, will be taking place across the property. A series of six playlets, each exploring different elements of the huge decision made by Sir Charles, will be repeated throughout the day, in and around the House as well as in the walled garden. A group of timeless journalists will descend on Wallington (the fabulous cast), looking for story ideas and details to write their special features for their papers and magazines, to celebrate – and question – the handover.
During the performances, there will be opportunities to get involved and add your thoughts. What conditions would you set if you were to leave your property to the National Trust?
You can get in touch with us on Facebook and Twitter, to share your thoughts and photos or ask any questions that may crop up.
Facebook: @WallingtonNT or @NovemberClubMorpeth
Twitter: @WallingtonNT or November_Club
We hope you enjoy the shows!