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
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 … Continue reading Happy Hour live sketch show gets an outing later this month!
Tue 25 April 2017 We're delighted to announce that, after discussions with Matt Woolston - chairman of the London and South East supporters branch of SAFC - we'll be extending our tour of Wise Men Say/Cornered this September. We've confirmed two nights in the Southwark Brewery in London, which is where the London/SE branch meet, … Continue reading New dates added to this Autumn’s SAFC-based touring play
Wed 12 April 2017 Word has started to get out about our September production - a double-bill of plays about Sunderland AFC! 'Wise Men Say' by Paul Dunn, and 'Cornered' by Jeff Brown, will tour into venues around the region later this year, and we're anticipating it to be as popular as our 2014 production … Continue reading The ball is rolling on our Autumn production
Fri 20 Jan 2017 At the end of a busy week back in the Cranked Anvil production office, we're delighted to announce an exciting collaboration which we've just sorted out today. As part of our Happy Hour LIVE project over the next three months, we're delighted to be working with New Writing North and Cuckoo … Continue reading Delighted to support the young writers of the North East
Sun 8 Jan 2017 If you're a follower of Cranked Anvil - or just a regular visitor to this site - you'll know that we're not one to rest on our laurels. We've already got a couple of big projects lined up for 2017 which we're very excited about. One of them we're keeping under … Continue reading New Year – New projects!
Sat 31 Dec 2016 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 … Continue reading Adding to the trophy cabinet!
Thursday 28 April 2016 The first production in our Shakespeare season, Romeo + Juliet, is growing from strength to strength - and it's not just us saying that, the reviewers think so too! We're getting some wonderful feedback, which is just rewards for all the incredible hard work the cast have put into this production … Continue reading The reviews are in!
Wed 27 April 2016 Last night our contemporary Shakespeare 2016 season opened in Newcastle, and the consensus is it was a resounding success! The cast of 10 played to a good house at Alphabetti Theatre, and the comments and feedback from the audience in the bar afterwards was excellent. There has been a bit of … Continue reading R+J opens to enthusiastic audiences