Clover Stroud

Clover Stroud’s sister Nell Gifford (founder of Gifford’s Circus) died of breast cancer, aged forty-six. Just days before, she had been given years to live. Her sudden death split Clover’s life apart. The Red of My Blood charts her passage through the first devastating year after her sister’s death. It is a profoundly moving account of what life feels like when death interrupts it, about bearing the unbearable and yet also a celebration of the magical way in which death and life exist beside one another, and the simple wonder of being human.

Chaired by Alison Freeman


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Thursday 2nd of March. Tickets go on general sale from Saturday 4th March.
  • Please note that a handling charge of 50p per ticket applies to bookings made in person or over the phone. No handling charges apply to online bookings.
  • Hearing loops are available.  Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. In all cases, please call the Box Office on 01434 652477 to book (booking fees will not apply).


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Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre
Theatre, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


27 Apr 2023


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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