Receiving funding from Creative Darlington was fantastic. The money has enabled Backscratch Theatre to secure a grant from Arts Council England due to match funding, which in turn has allowed a 14 venue tour Hewin’ Goals around the North East. It has allowed our company to perform our new show, Hewin’ Goals in several venues around Darlington.

Along with these shows, we are running free participatory workshops that will be included in the performance. The show is celebrating the 125th Anniversary of the Northern League.

Personally, as an artist from Darlington, Creative Darlington have helped with my development as an actor. This is because I have been able to work with two excellent creatives; Chris Meads and David Napthine. I am looking forward to being able to work in Darlington in the near future to aid more artists based here.

For more information on the show, Hewin’ Goals, please visit the website at: