Reiver – Tales From The Borders

by Steve Byron


After a sell-out tour across the North East in November 2022 & October 2023, Reiver – Tales From The Borders 

is preparing to ride again. Watch this space for news:

with Matthew Howden, Elaine MacNicol and Steven Stobbs

originally performed by Micky Cochrane, Steven Stobbs and Karen Traynor

Directed by Jake Murray

Designed by Caitlin Mills, Lee Ward and Anna Hayward

Lighting by Andy Hunt

Sound by Andrew Mounsey

Music by Wilf Stone

Choreography by Lucy Marie Curry

The Reivers: lawless families who terrorised the Anglo-Scottish border for 400 years from Northumberland to Edinburgh, Carlisle to Dumfries, until King James 1st broke their power.

Steve Byron weaves three unforgettable stories together to paint a portrait of a world of violence and injustice in which law and order do battle with corruption and greed. Will good triumph over evil, or will evil be victorious?

Blackmail: an innocent farmer is forced to take a stand against the bullying threats of a powerful Reiver family.
Godforsaken Place: a southern lawman exiled to the North by the corrupt London authorities tries to save a Reiver child from a terrible fate.
The Widow’s Path: a Scots woman sold into servitude as a child pursues the murderers of her husband, and will not rest until she has overturned the Reiver order to get her revenge.

Reiver is an evening of theatre like no other, steeped in the folklore and history of the Anglo-Scottish borders.

Reiver – Tales From The Borders has played at:

Alnwick Playhouse 

The Assembly Rooms, Durham

Bishop Auckland Town Hall

The Dovecote Centre, Amble

The Exchange, North Shields

The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

Hatfield College Chapel, Durham  

Highlights Rural Touring

The Maltings, Berwick

Newcastle Castle

Queen’s Hall Arts Centre,Hexham

Rural Arts Touring

Theatre 41, York

Ushaw Historic House, Durham County.