Wed 21 June 2017
We may have been a bit quiet of late, but that’s because we’ve been beavering away on our upcoming September production of Wise Men Say / Cornered – which followers of Cranked Anvil will already know is a double-bill of one-act plays based around Sunderland AFC.
The posters and flyers have been printed and delivered, and soon you’ll see them going up around Sunderland, Washington, Durham, and South London.
We’re also planning to confirm some casting news in the very near future, which we’re very pleased about, as well as an exciting event which we’re putting together as an added extra to some of the performances. Stay tuned to this website – and keep an eye on local press – for details as they emerge.
But if all this wasn’t enough to keep us busy over the next three months, we’re also taking part in a Scratch Night next Thursday 29th June, at The Exchange in North Shields.
It’s organised by Christopher Strain, a great actor who has worked with us on projects in the past, and will feature a line up of short plays and extracts from longer plays, as well as a good dose of music. Cranked Anvil will be supplying the comedy! We’ll be performing a few sketches from our Happy Hour show, and we’re very excited to try them out in a live performance format.
As soon as there are details and information on how to get tickets, we will post them on our productions page. Hope to see you there!
Other performances on the bill that night:
“For Voices” by Louise Taylor
A short play exploring relationships and the stories we tell ourselves.
Louise has previously had work performed at Live Theatre and ARC. She is a member of the ARCADE writers development group.
“Rainbow” by Elisabeth Thompson
An extract from Elisabeth’s new film script about a man who deliberately estranged himself from his
drug-addicted son ten years ago. Due to a Restorative Justice meeting, he has a chance to reconcile with him, but will guilt, grief and mistrust prevent this?
“Deadline Day” by John Hickman
When taxi driver Trevor has to drive Newcastle United’s new superstar striker and his hard headed agent down to London for transfer talks with another club dreams of the beautiful game collide with the big spending reality of the modern football. John has previously won the BAFTA Rocliffe competition and been commissioned by BBC Drama.