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Harry Clasper: International Geordie Rowing Superstar

When Harry Clasper died in 1870, 130,000 people lined the streets of Newcastle to pay their final respects. Who was this forgotten sporting Geordie genius?

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Come to our talk by Ed Waugh on Wednesday 28 September to find out.

Our speaker

Ed Waugh is one of the North East’s most prolific and successful playwrights. Writing with  Trevor Wood, the duo have had 14 successful plays since 2002 and won the 2010 ‘Best Comedy’ screenplay at the New York-based Gotham Screen International Film Festival (New York). Their national and international hits include Dirty Dusting, Waiting For Gateaux and Maggie’s End.

Solo, Ed has been responsible, since 2014, for four full-length plays, two musical plays (about the first professional Geordie singer/songwriters Ned Corvan and Joe Wilson), ten successful Laffalang shows, and sketches for Sunday for Sammy 2016. Hadaway Harry is Ed’s fourth show to be performed at Newcastle Theatre Royal, but his first solo play. It will be performed in London in February prior to its Theatre Royal run. Visit

To book

The talk will take place at The Corner House, Heaton Road, NE6 5RP on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 7.30pm and is FREE to Heaton History Group members. Non-members pay £2. The doors open at 7.00pm. You are advised to take your seat by 7.15pm. Please book your place by contacting / 07443 594154. Booking is open to Heaton History Group members only until Wednesday 20 July.



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