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Catherine Cookson Room

The Word, National Centre for the Written Word

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South Shields

NE33 1JF

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Book and Lyrics Tom Kelly
Music and Lyrics Steve Thompson

This is a script-in-hand performance of Jobling, a new musical, with music accompaniment from the Westoe Brass Band.

The show is based on events surrounding William Jobling, Jarrow Pitman and the last man gibbeted in the north in 1832.

Jobling was tried and hung at Durham, then gibbeted on Jarrow Slake for his part in the murder of South Shields magistrate Nicholas Fairles.

The action moves between 1831 and 1832 in the north-east and London: from the 1831 Binding Strike, a year after the birth of the Northern Union of Pitmen, led by Tommy Hepburn, to the gibbeting of Jobling in August 1832.

Actors will use scripts and the performance will be a run through of the musical. There will be an audience feedback/Q&A session after the show with the writers - with feedback helping the team to further develop the performance, before going on to the full production.

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