A TIGHES HILL STORY

RIOT

A Community Theatre Event about the evictions of renting families in Tighes Hill, Newcastle Australia during the Great Depression wriiten and directed by Maggie Young. Co-writer Vera Deacon was a six year old girl at that time and a trusted friend of those involved who handed down their accounts and memorabilia to her. The court case brought against the rioters by the police found in favour of the rioting residents

Local residents participated in roles in the play which was staged in the Tighes Hill Community Centre.