Cuckoo Tales of the Chesterfield Canal

Year: 2012

Start Date: 6 March

End Date: 10 March

Production Company: Chesterfield Borough Council in association with the Pomegranate Youth Theatre

Author: Sheila Young

Director: Carole Copeland


Ted - Tichard Stone

Background to Production:

The Chesterfield Canal Trust is a charitable company run entirely by volunteers. Incorporated in July 1997 and in 1998, it took over the assets of the former Chesterfield Canal Society (founded in 1976). This play is based on the history. links with the Chesterfield Canal Festival of 2012.

Items of Interest in the Programme:

Richad Stone - trained at Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and Welsh College of music and dama. Richard has worked as an Actor, Director, Composer and Musical Director for the past 35 years in venues such as Crucible Theatre, Derby Playhouse etc. and as an actor in Cracker, Last of the Summer Wine, Touch of Frost to name a few.

Other items / issues of interest:

Cuckoo is a gentle piece gliding like the boats that travel along the canal, its stories unfolding likethe views at every bend and emotions rising and falling like the water in the locks along the way. Over nearly two and half centuries people have built it, worked it, used it, sailed on it, jogged it, walked their dogs beside it, fished it, gone to market and lost their lives in it.