What a perfect way to end a very busy year for Cranked Anvil!…
Earlier in the year we produced our very first Shakespeare Season, presenting modern interpretations of Romeo + Juliet, Hamlet, and Henry V, touring them to various venues in the North East. The shows were well attended and very well received, and everyone at Cranked Anvil was immensely proud of them.
So we’re over the moon that the North East Theatre Guide has judged our production of Romeo + Juliet to be the Best in 2016. (And just as pleased that our production of Henry V took ‘bronze’ in the same category.)
There was a lot of Shakespeare produced in the region this year – especially with it being the 400th anniversary of Shakepeare’s death – so to receive this accolade is particularly gratifying. Well done to all the casts, crews, techies, and venues, who helped to make it possible and ensure the shows were such a success. Mention must go to our associate producer, Vanessa Karon, who not only appeared in the productions, but was an absolute rock in the behind-the-scenes production side of the whole tour. Quite simply, these Shakespeare productions would not have existed without her.