This well established, historical theatre lies hidden in the heart of Cleadon in South Tyneside.
Our non-professional group presents up to four major professional quality productions each year plus other lively theatrical and social events.
New members and visitors of all ages are always welcome with plenty of opportunity to get involved on-stage or backstage. If you are interested please ring: 0191-447-6700 / 07791 907941 or complete the form on the Contact Us page.
We are currently undergoing a theatre makeover including a brand new website which is on its way, but for now please browse through our content across the site including some of our previous performances as shown below. Stay tuned for our exciting new launch coming soon!
*Please note that due to current government Covid-19 guidance our venue space is currently closed until further notice* We plan to re-open toward the end of July. More details to be announced soon.
We hope you get to see our latest online production “Road Rage” in July.
Click on the “Watch Live” tab above for a promotional piece and photos which will whet your appetite for the full play.
It’s a thriller. You’ll never feel quite as safe driving on the roads once you’ve watched this!
Please note that the play contains some strong language which is integral to the plot.
This performance has been postponed due to the Coronavirus situation. It will be staged at a later date.
“A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ is convicted of murder and becomes the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain. Ruth’s crime is re-examined in the light of the society she lived in and the experiences that led to her shooting her lover. Through the eyes of film noir Detective Inspector Gale – and the haunting voice of Billie Holiday – The Thrill of Love explores the enigma of Ruth Ellis: a woman whose short but explosive life still resonates.” – http://www.amandawhittington.com
Our next show will be Farcicals by Alan Ayckbourn and runs from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd November 2019.
“Teddy’s marriage to Lottie is going through a difficult period. Does he still love Lottie? Does Lottie still love him? Cue next door neighbours Penny and Reggie to the rescue. Penny weighing in to help Lottie and Reggie resolving to help his best friend to resist temptation. But with the arrival of the voluptuous Chloë all their best laid schemes are put to the test”
Tickets will be available to book online from 1st October.
Tickets now on sale. CLICK HERE
Tickets selling fast – get yours soon by visiting the online ticket office (See “Buy Tickets” link above).
Please join us on the 28th and 29th of September for A Swing Night Extravaganza.
Limited seats for this cabaret-style evening of entertainment so please book early!
Tuesday 31 July 2018 at 7.30 pm Hands On NE CIC presents the world premiere of:
THE DESERT QUEEN by David Farn
An experience like no other ! Climb the Himalayas with Gertrude Bell in her petticoats, meet Lawrence of Arabia and other famous people. You will be enthralled as Gertrude recounts her amazing life and achievements.
Directed by Neil Armstrong it stars Phillippa Wilson ( from The Pitman Painters production on Broadway).
The play is followed by a Q & A with the writer and company.
Tickets £7.50. Drinks available in the interval.
7:30pm Monday 11th to Saturday 16th June 2018
Tickets £6.50. To book, call 0191 447 0493 or see Contact Us
Everyone is invited to take part in a reading of extracts from our next play Ladies Down Under by Amanda Whittington.
Plot Summary: Further adventure of the foursome from Ladies’ Day. Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda are celebrating with a trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelley dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go native and camp out under the stars at Uluru. Shelley soon discovers there’s more on offer than posh hotels and Pearl finds that she’s got a mountain of her own to climb.
If you would like to be considered for a part which consists of 4 females (ages 25 – 60) and a number of male parts which could be played by 2 or 3 actors. Please come along or contact the Little Theatre to register your interest.