12milesnorth (1)Local actress and producer Liz Simmons is bringing a unique Barnsley set theatre piece about about loyalty, friendship and struggle into the community, via performances in cafes and clubs.

Twelve Miles North of Sheffield is the first play brought to life by the theatre company Twelve Miles North. The play is in part inspired by Liz’s dad who owned Simmons News on the High Street in Dodworth and the tales he used to tell her. Liz explains that she had ‘written after seeing so many shops closing down or empty on the high street and wondering about the people who owned them and the stories behind why it was happening.’

Twelve Miles North of Sheffield is a touching play. It’s the tale of Donna, the daughter of a Barnsley shop owner who one day discovers that her father has gone missing. With no clues to his whereabouts, aside from a cryptic note left on the counter, Donna finds herself struggling to keep the business afloat whilst searching for her missing father. With the help of Louise, her easily distracted co-worker, clumsy ‘romeo’ Jamie – the local delivery boy and Derek a pensioner with a motor mouth and a temperamental mobility scooter, Donna searches for her missing Dad ‘Top Man’ Terry.
The play has been supported by Barnsley Council, The Civic Barnsley and the Arts Council.

Dates and times of our performances are:

Tuesday 9th of June, 7pm
Union Jack’s Memorial Club, Goldthorpe
All proceeds from Goldthorpe show go to Goldthorpe Development Group

Wednesday 10th June, 2pm
Locky’s Bar, Wombwell

Thursday 11th June – Saturday 13th June, 7pm
Matinee 2pm Thursday 11th of June
Better Barnlsey (Formally HMV), Barnsley Town Centre

Sunday 14th June, 4pm
Cafe Creme, Penistone

All tickets are PAY WHAT YOU CAN

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