ANNOUNCEMENT: Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have decided to take down our 'Happy Hour' page from the website. Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour was a unique sketch comedy radio show in the North East when it first aired on Sunderland's Spark FM in 2015. Mixing pre-recorded sketches with live features and irreverent links by … Continue reading No more Happy Hour – for now
After some exciting and very productive conversations with the people at Newcastle Castle, we're delighted to announce that our Easter panto, Bertie & Gertie's EGG-cellent Adventure! will be performed there during the Easter holidays. After four performances in Sunderland, we'll de-camp to this historic and truly atmospheric venue on Thursday 18th April, to continue the … Continue reading Performing at Newcastle Castle
We're pleased to announce the launch of our quarterly 1,500 Short Story competition. You could win £150 for first place. (Two other prizes of £75 and £30 will be awarded each quarter.) After the recent success of our Rehearsed Reading Nights, where authors were given the chance to read aloud (or hear read aloud by … Continue reading Announcing our new Short Story Competition
Although we haven't been particularly vocal so far in 2019, that doesn't mean we've not been working hard - as usual! Ticking away in the background has been our gentle rebranding of the company, which now goes under the banner of 'Cranked Anvil Media'. We settled on this after deciding to expand further into other … Continue reading An EGG-cellent new show for Easter!
Sunday 16 September 2018 After the success of our production of Jeff Brown's Cornered at the beginning of the year, we have enjoyed a residency at The Peacock in Sunderland this year, producing our hugely popular Rehearsed Reading Nights. Three months ago saw our sixth night, which you can read about here. And just this … Continue reading A year of Rehearsed Readings
Saturday 5 May 2018 Our Rehearsed Reading Night V was a resounding success last week, proving to be our biggest and best yet. You can read all about it here!
Monday 12 March 2018 After its successful sell-out run last September, Jeff Brown’s one-man play ‘Cornered’ is set to return to The Peacock in Sunderland in April this year. The show, which starred Steve Arnott as ex-SAFC player David Corner, featured in the North-East Theatre Guide’s Best of 2017 list, in their ‘Proud to be … Continue reading AWARD-WINNING SAFC SHOW RETURNS NEXT MONTH
Wed 12 July 2017 The tour is growing from strength to strength. The whole creative team is now and place, and the backroom staff are working round the clock to get everything in place to make this the biggest and best Cranked Anvil production since we formed five years ago. The tour will come to … Continue reading Peacock tickets now online
Mon 26 June 2017 After a successful meeting yesterday afternoon, we're very happy to announce today that the veteran North East actor Steve Arnott is joining Cranked Anvil to play the part of Dave Corner in our September production Cornered. Steve will perhaps be best known for his roles in pantos for Qdos at the … Continue reading Casting Announcement
Thur 22 June 2017 Talk about a meeting of great minds and skill! Here's the Dream Team behind Wise Men Say / Cornered, meeting recently to discuss the production and put a few more details in place! The wheels are now in motion for the tour, which is already on sale at most venues (take … Continue reading The Writer, The Journalist, and the ex-Footballer