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Play to be performed in old tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel - venue for a new play Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 170 year old coal tunnel under the streets of Newcastle is to be used as a venue for a new play.

The Victoria Tunnel was built in the nineteenth century to transport coal from Spital Tongues to the River Tyne. In the Second World War it was used as an air raid shelter for up to 8,000 people.

Now the local theatre company Twenty Seven Productions is to stage a new play - "Hitler's Headquarters" - inside the tunnel. Actors will play the parts of real people who were connected with the tunnel during the bombing.

More details of the play are available on the Twenty Seven Productions website

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