Canal drama returns to where it all started for Hitchin Festival concert

Working on the waterways

Working on the waterways - Credit: Archant

The story of Britain’s inland waterways told in music and drama returns to where it first cast off next week.

Where The Working Boats Went was premiered at the British Schools Museum in 2009 and next Thursday the show, presented by Barry Goodman and Graeme Meek, better known to folk fans as Life & Times, will return to the Queen Street venue.

The show features a dozen songs written by Graeme and Barry, as well as songs from other writers and from the folk tradition, as it charts the history of the canals of Britain through boom, decline and revival.

Since its premiere, the show has been performed at theatres, arts centres and festivals, and it’s even been staged on board a boat.

The show starts at 8pm and refreshments will be on sale during the interval.

Tickets are available at £8 from the festival box office on 01462 453336 or from the museum on 01462 420144.