Friday 20th & Saturday 21st October / Studio Hub


Elysium Theatre Company and Queen’s Hall, Hexham present:


by Steve Byron

Directed by Jake Murray


REIVER: TALES FROM THE BORDERS sold out when it toured the North last year. Join us for an evening of theatre you will never forget.

The Reivers: lawless families who terrorised the Anglo-Scottish border for 400 years from Newcastle to Edinburgh, Carlisle to Dumfries, until King James 1st broke their power.

Living by blackmail, extortion, protection and theft, they grew to become some of the most powerful families of their time, with names we recognise today: Armstrong, Charlton, Fenwick, Marriott, Nixon, Maxwell, Robson and many more.

Northumberland writer Steve Byron weaves three tales of ordinary people caught up in the Reivers’ web: a farmer, a lawman and a young woman take a stand against their murderous ways. Will good triumph over evil, or will evil win the day?

“An excellent play… if you have a chance to see it I highly recommend doing so.” – North East Bylines

“Three gripping stories… simple yet compelling.” – NE Volume Magazine

Performance Dates and Times

Friday 20th October 7.45pm

Saturday 21st October 7.45pm

£14 Standard Ticket

Running Time: TBC

Your Visit

We look forward to your visit!

Parking is located to the rear of the Playhouse in the public car parks. Parking discs are required to be displayed until 6pm and are available from the Visitor Information Centre located within the Playhouse building. Please check individual car park signs for any time restrictions.

Grab a bite to eat at the Playhouse Kitchen or why not relax and enjoy a drink in our Playhouse Bar? The bar serves an extensive range of drinks including draught and local bottled beers, wines, and gins.