THE story of the 1926 Miners’ Strike and its impact on one County Durham street will be brought to life in a new play starring actors with learning disabilities.

Our Street 1926 will be staged at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley Civic Hall at 1.30pm today.

It features members of the All Stars Theatre Company, who have attended a drama course organised by Durham County Council’s Care and Support Pathways team at Stanley.

Created by playwrights Michelle Lindsay-Baharie and Rob Baharie, it is a fresh interpretation of the lives of people in the region in the turbulent decade after the end of the First World War.

Our Street 1926 picks up the story of characters living in the same North East street, from its predecessor play Our Street 1915.

Paul Graydon, countywide manager of Care and Support Pathways said: “The production celebrates the individual nature of every performer and embraces people’s abilities.”

He added: “It captures them beautifully in a sensitive, compelling depiction of the trials and tribulations facing former soldiers who returned from the First World War and eight years later were once again amidst turmoil when the general strike hit the North East”.

Entry is free, but tickets can be reserved on 01207 299110.