The River Line, a play by Charles Morgan who for many years was the theatre critic of The Times newspaper, was written in the aftermath of WWII.
The heart of the action takes place in Occupied France and centres on a group of fugitive service men, one American and several British who are escaping with the help of a French woman who is part of an organisation called The River Line – one of many such set ups who hid service men and women in safe houses and transported from as far away as Belgium, down through France across the Pyrenes and into Spain.
One of the leading non-professional theatre groups in the North East, The Castle Players have been providing theatrical entertainment since 1986. Based in the glorious market town of Barnard Castle.
In amongst the two big calendar dates, we have a New Director initiative giving those members that want a chance to direct to put on a performance in October/November at The Witham. Rehearsed Readings happen throughout the year too, so there is always something going on to be involved with.
With that in mind, if you are looking to get involved, then do! We thoroughly welcome new members in a huge variety of roles on and off stage. Please take a look at our 'Join Us' section to see what we do in more detail and get in touch - we are a friendly bunch. Join our Mailing List to be kept in the know with what we are up to and if you want priority booking for our Summer Production (with a guarantee of covered seating!) then Become a Friend.