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
Thu 31st Mar 2016 Well, rehearsals for our first Shakespeare 2016 production, Romeo and Juliet, have finally begun. Our pair of star-crossed lovers, David Jackson and Brogan Gilbert, have thrown themselves into their roles, and already things are shaping up to produce a great piece of theatre - even if we do say so ourselves! … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet – Extra date added
Thursday 24 March 2016 It's been a bit of a while, as it's been so busy at Cranked Anvil recently, but we've finally managed to put a new episode of Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour on line. It's show number 28, which was first broadcast live last month on 17 Feb. There'll be more to … Continue reading Finally – a new Happy Hour!
Wed 23 Mar 2016 We're pleased to say that our cast list has now been finalised, with the brilliant Sean Kenney taking the role of Capulet. And just in time for that, here's the interview we did for BBC Radio Newcastle, which broadcast last week. Enjoy.
Thur 10 Mar 2016 With just under a month before rehearsals start on our first Shakespeare Season production, we pleased to say we've put the finishing touches to our company (almost!) We have assembled a fine company of actors - some we know, and some who are new to Cranked Anvil - and we're very … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet cast announced
Sat 27 Feb 2016 First of all, we must say a huge thanks to our good freinds Jack Young and Amie Jeffels, who helped us out with the photoshoot of our Shakespeare posters recently. (Which you can read about here.) But we're now delighted to announce that the actors playing those parts in April will … Continue reading Will the real Romeo & Juliet please stand up!
Mon 25 Jan 2016 The wheels are fully in motion now for our 2016 Shakespeare Season, and yesterday we had a very busy day with three separate photo shoots for the productions. We're very happy with the results - and must extend a huge thanks to our models: David Foster, Amie Jeffels, Steven Stobbs, Stephen … Continue reading Shakespeare in pictures!
Thur 14 Jan 2016 We're delighted to announce that, after much planning and preparation, the wheels are now fully in motion to bring our Shakespeare Season to life! In the first half of this year we will be producing three of the Bard's most famous and much-loved plays, and touring them to different venues in … Continue reading 2016 Shakespeare Season announced