Forthcoming Shows & Projects

Tales & Scales

Music and Theatre

The Exchange, North Shields

Celebrating the launch of the North Shields Heritage Action Zone community play 2023.

With Contributions from Blowin' a Hooley, Cloud Nine Theatre and writer Steve Byron.

Over the coming year we will be mining for stories from the people of North Shields to create a brand new musical play for the town with a cast of professional players and a community chorus. Details coming soon.



Melanie Gall

Judy is an icon—loved by generations as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. But in the 1930s, Deanna Durbin was a far bigger star. A favorite of Roosevelt, Churchill, even Mussolini, her first kiss was front page news. At 27, she disappeared to a life of obscurity in France. The true tale of the lifelong friendship and rivalry of two great stars of Old Hollywood. 

The Lit & Phil Tickets

Date: Thursday 26th March

Times: 7.30pm

Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Historic Gardens Tickets

Date: Friday 27th March 2020

Times: 7.30pm

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Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret

Melanie Gall

A delightful evening of needlepoint and music with a scintillating selection of the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII from Canada, Britain, America and France. Audiences are encouraged to bring their own knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these funny, poignant, toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes

Venue: Queens Hall Hexham 

Date: Tuesday 24th March 2020

Times: 7.30pm


Venue: Lit & Phil, Newcastle 

Date: Wed 25th March 2020

Times: 7.30pm


Venue: Ushaw House, Chapels and Historic Gardens

Date: Fri 27th March 2020

Times: 2.30pm


Venue: Alnwick Playhouse 

Date: Tuesday March 31st 2020

Times: 2.00pm

Venue: Arts Centre Washington 

Date: Wednesday April 1st 2020

Times: 1.30pm


Venue: The Witham, Barnard Castle 

Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020

Times: 7.30pm

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By Christina Castling

Rescheduled for 2022


Set in Durham in the 1950s Category D follows a family navigating life under the threat of relocation. It asks what makes a place home and what happens when you start to lose it, exploring loss, belonging and the power of the past. 

Touring June 2022 

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The Secret Garden
Fun in the Oven

A subversive comedy (physical theatre, storytelling & dance) based on real life testimonies from Britain's unsung war heroes, those women doing their bit for the war effort in a cordite fuelled journey through euphoric emancipation, hidden friendships and anarchic dreams

Expressions of interest taken for 2020/21 venues and festivals