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A Northern Odyssey by Shelagh Stephenson

8th - 12th Mar 2022

Event info

Start Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £15.00 Concessions: £13.00


“Every man must have his mystery”

Some of the masterpieces that secured Winslow Homer's reputation as the greatest American figurative artist of the 19th century were painted in Cullercoats. But what on earth was he doing there?

Tynemouth born Stephenson's play magnificently imagines how this quiet genius settled in a remote enclave of the North East in 1881 and stayed for the best part of two years.

No mere biography, Stephenson creates a living, breathing portrait of the artist. The arrival of such an exotic creature from Massachusetts creates an inevitable, often funny, clash of cultures with the local fishermen and women.

This is in part a tale of seduction, not only of individual hearts, but of a whole community.

Photos by Paula Smart


This amateur production of A Northern Odyssey is presented by special arrangement with Julia Tyrrell Management Ltd.



Winslow Homer: Jonathan Goodman

Rosaleen: Ellie Pullen

Frank: Mark Buckley

Fanny: Geffen Yoeli-Rimmer

Joe Adam: Thompson

Maggie: Rachel Milligan

Belle: Cat White

Sally: Brooke Milburn

Production Team

Directors: Karen Elliott, Brian Green, Kaila Moyers, and the Company

Stage Manager: Sam Emerson

Assistant Stage Manager: Rosa Cole

Wardrobe Design: Dianne Edwards

Lighting Design: Xander Brouwer

Lighting Assistants: Karl Bovenizer, Robbie Close, Jess Williams, C.J. Alejandro Zangerle

Sound Design and Operation: Kate Scott with Megan Smith Ronny Miller

Set Design, Build and Painting: Chris Carr, Stewart Dives, Sands Dobson, Ethan Forster, Kaila Moyers, Alan Potts

Props and Set Dressing: Karen Elliott, Kay Worswick

Choreographer: Julie Bowman

Rehearsal Prompt: Heather Birleson

Photography: Paula Smart

With thanks to Chris Carr, David Dent Printers, Tony at North Shields Fish Quay, Laing Art Gallery, Northern Props Hire, Lucien. Special thanks to Colin Jeffrey, Adam Owers

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