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Wisecrack is a North East based-production company that produces work to make you think, and laugh! Working class history is not documented, so we try our best to help in a little way. 

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Hadaway Harry

Harry Clasper. A former Durham miner who won the world rowing championship eight times and designed the rowing boats used today in the Olympics. Hadaway Harry recalls that first incredible victory of 1845 when the Geordie underdogs went to London and defeated the "unbeatable" Thamesmen.

It caused a national sensation.

Hadaway Harry made it's debut performance at the North East Maritime Trust boathouse in 2015, which was the beginning of a regional tour. Then in early 2017, we took Harry down to the Capital; performances took place at London Rowing Club, on Putney embankment, close to where Harry Clasper once rowed.

It went down a storm in London, before Hadaway Harry returned to home turf and was performed at the Theatre Royal Newcastle.

Written by Ed Waugh 

Directed by Russell Floyd

Starring Jamie Brown, featuring Wayne Miller

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