It may be one of the area’s smallest theatres, but Cleadon’s Little Theatre has unveiled a big new look as it brings performance back to the heart of the village.
Based just off Boldon Lane in Cleadon Village, The Little Theatre has been hosting performances at its current base since the 1960s. Its absence has been a miss for village life, as well as the performers who kept their skills honed with Zoom monologues and online plays during Lockdown.
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.
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.
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.