The Man on the Moor at Darwen Library Theatre

The intriguing story of the unexplained death of a man found on Saddleworth Moor come Darwen Library Theatre this May.

In December 2015, an elderly gentleman was found dead on Saddleworth Moor. He was carrying no form of identification. Train tickets in his pockets showed he’d travelled 200 miles, apparently just to die. Despite a national campaign he remained unidentified.

As the police went public with the man’s image, 40 different people reached out to claim ‘the man on the moor’ as their missing husband, father or brother. These people are ‘the left behind’. Those who pick up the pieces when someone they love leaves and simply never comes home again.

Written and performed by Max Dickins, this powerful drama looks at how people come to disappear and the impact on those they leave behind.

Written and performed by Max Dickins
Directed by Oliver Senton

‘[A] finely crafted monologue’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘A great mystery, expertly told’ The Times

★★★★ ‘A masterly monologue that is both, in the best sense, highly entertaining and deeply thought provoking.’ Edinburgh Guide

★★★★ ‘A deeply mature piece of storytelling… makes you think, makes you feel, makes you want to find the answers.’ Braodway Baby

★★★★ ‘Captivating… You’d be a fool to miss this.’ Fest Magazine


VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday, 4th May, 2018
TIME: Doors: 7.00pm Start: 8.00pm

Tickets are available
Online here.
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.

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