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Lion Salt Works to host its first theatrical performance

Tickets are now on sale for the first theatrical performance to be staged at the soon-to-be opened Lion Salt Works.

Canadian company Theatre Newfoundland Labrador will present ‘With Cruel Times in Between’ on Saturday, April 25, at 7.30pm.

The performance is described as a lyrical and beautiful portrait of Newfoundland culture as painted by the rhythmic writings of one of Newfoundland’s most beloved poets, Al Pittman.

It uses selections from his poems, prose, songs and plays to demonstrate the culture of island life.

The cast of six take the audience back to the turn of the last century, sharing the nostalgic and tender human stories of pioneering lives, growing up in an era of hardships and strong communities, of childhoods dominated by the weather and landscape, of relinquishing a way of life in the face of ‘progress’.

‘With Cruel Times in Between’ is presented through Cheshire Rural Touring Arts, whose spokesperson Clare Smith describes it as “beautiful, very funny and really inventive”.

Katherine West, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s Arts and Museums Manager, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to seen an international company perform locally in the intimate setting of the newly-refurbished Lion Salt Works.”

Founded in 1979, Theatre Newfoundland Labrador operates a year-round professional theatre company committed to preserving Newfoundland’s rich history through the stories it tells.

Tickets for ‘With Cruel Times in Between’ are £7.50, concessions and under 16s £5.50, and can be booked online at www.ticketsource.co.uk / www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk  or by telephoning the Weaver Hall Museum on 01606 271640.

The Lion Salt Works is located at Ollershaw Lane, Marston, Northwich. The performance will take place on the first floor of Stove House 5.

Further information is available at www.cheshireruraltouringarts.co.uk and www.theatrenewfoundland.com