Bede's World Production

 During the visit the Jarrow MP met with Bede Productions Ltd Producer Val McGregor along with Bede’s World Director Mike Benson to discuss the Magna Carta project.     

Bede Productions Ltd Writer/Producer Ken Reay will also be working on the project.   

Formed in 2010, Bede Productions Ltd is a not for profit company which specialises in presenting significant local history in lively and interactive ways.  Bede Productions are currently in partnership with Bede’s World to write and produce a play in relation to their Magna Carta 800th Anniversary celebrations, with the aim for the play to be screened in July 2015.   

The play will tell the story of John Lilburne, born in Sunderland in 1615, who fought in the English Civil War and played a significant role in campaigning for the democratic and legal rights we enjoy today.

Lilburne regularly used the Magna Carta to demand his rights to legal representation and freedom of speech during the reign of Charles I. 

Stephen Hepburn MP said:

“I was pleased to learn more about this fantastic project.  

“The Magna Carta is one of the most celebrated documents in British history and it is wonderful that Val and Ken in partnership with Bede’s World are celebrating this hugely important anniversary in this way.

“I wish the production every success when it is screened later in the summer.”

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Stephen Hepburn has served the Jarrow Constituency as MP since 1997.

He was last elected to serve in June 2017 and won the seat with a conclusive 17,263 majority.

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