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  • Sat
    28
    Mar
    2020

    Quinneys

    7:30 pmWitham Hall, Horse Market, Barnard Castle DL12 8LYwww.thewitham.org.uk 01833 631107 info@thewitham.org.uk Centre Manager£5.00

    Presented by the University of Leeds Theatre & Performance students as part of the Year of the Dealer project.

    Quinneys is a comedy-drama of love, money, social climbing and fakes and forgeries set in the world of antique dealing.

    Written in 1914 by Horace Annesley Vachell (1861-1955) and based on the real-life antique dealer Thomas Rohan (1860-1940), the play tells the story of Joseph Quinney, a hard-nosed antique dealer, stubborn but endearing and keen to see his daughter marry well.

    The performance of Quinneys is part of ‘Year of the Dealer’, an Arts & Humanities Research Council project organised by the University of Leeds. Directed by George Rodosthenous with actors from the Theatre & Performance programme at the University of Leeds, the play was hugely popular in its day and this performance will be the first in more than 50 years.

    Your £5 includes an invitation the wine reception from 6.30 pm.