The Border Readers presents Land Lines

Ticket prices 
£10 Full Price
*subject to booking fees (except at theatre box office)
Nov 2024 13 Wed 7:30pm (doors: 6:30pm)

Autumn 2024 tour of ‘Land Lines  

The Border Readers proudly present Land Lines, live readings of short stories with a rural setting by some of our finest contemporary writers. They all have something to say in entertaining and relevant ways about life in today's countryside.  

In Tim Pear’s poignant story Blue a dying farmer, looking back over his life and times, sees the world anew. In Deborah Moggach's How I Learnt to be a Real Countrywoman London incomer Ruthie's conservation campaign lights up her life and libido. In the Author's Footsteps by Adam Thorpe a determined walker with an outdated guidebook brings mayhem to Milton Keynes. In Protection by Helen Dunmore artist Florence wants to shield her twin girls from possible intruders at their isolated rural home, but just how far will she go in doing so? Jo Scott sets Leap of Faith in the Cheviot hills on midsummer eve where a swim in a moorland lough brings two young villagers together in unexpectedly dramatic ways. 

The Border Readers are a regional association of highly experienced professional actors, led by producer Stephen Tomlin, that since 2018 have been touring village halls, libraries, pubs, galleries, art centres, theatres and other community venues, entertaining local audiences with intimate readings of short form fiction on themes from ghosts to crime.