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.
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
Ushaw Historic House, Chapels and Historic Gardens Tickets
Date: Friday 27th March 2020
Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret
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
Venue: Lit & Phil, Newcastle
Date: Wed 25th March 2020
Venue: Ushaw House, Chapels and Historic Gardens
Date: Fri 27th March 2020
Venue: Alnwick Playhouse
Date: Tuesday March 31st 2020
Venue: Arts Centre Washington
Date: Wednesday April 1st 2020
Venue: The Witham, Barnard Castle
Date: Thursday 2nd April 2020
A WAY HOME
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
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