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
Friday 30 October 2015 Just in time for Halloween tomorrow, we've got a treat for all you spook fans! If you didn't get a chance to hear our radio show, Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour, live on Wednesday night, now's your chance to listen back to the best bits. We've just put it up on … Continue reading Our Halloween LIVE special!
Fri 23 Oct 2015 Well, now that our weekly comedy radio show, Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour, is well underway, we've been able to concentrate on other projects. We're currently finalising plans for our 2016 season, which we're very excited about! There's a lot of stuff which, for now, needs to remain a secret, but … Continue reading 2016 Season
Monday 20th July 2015 We're delighted to confirm that, alongside Jay Sykes Media as our producer, from next week Cranked Anvil will be putting together a weekly radio show and podcast. The first show airs on local radio station Spark Sunderland, at 3pm on Tuesday 28th July 2015. If you don't live in Sunderland then … Continue reading New Radio Show Coming Soon!
STOP PRESS!!! Earlier this year we asked you to vote for us in the Journal Culture awards. If you didn't get the chance, don't worry - you have another opportunity! We're delighted to see that this year they will be held in Sunderland - at the Minster - on June 30th, and the Journal has … Continue reading Another chance to vote for us in the Journal Culture Awards
Hello! First of all, we want to say a huge thank you to all of you who nominated us for the Sunderland Echo Awards earlier this year. We're pleased to say that we have been shortlisted for Performance of the Year, and will be attending the awards bash on 26th March - fingers crossed! Also … Continue reading Vote for us in The Journal Culture Awards 2014
Thur 15 Jan 2015 After the news earlier this week that our production of 'I Left My Heart In Roker Park' was named Best Revival of 2014 by the British Theatre Guide's North East editor Peter Lathan, we're pleased to see that the Sunderland Echo are holding their What's On Where awards again this year. … Continue reading Vote for us in the What’s On Where 2015 Awards
Mon 12 Jan 2015 It's been a quiet few months for us at Anvil HQ, as we've all rested and recovered from the whirlwind that was I Left My Heart In Roker Park. (Although our director Paul Dunn has been anything but resting: since leaving his heart in Roker Park for the last time he … Continue reading Cranked Anvil awarded “Best of 2014”
Mon 3 Nov 2014 Well, things have finally settled down after the run of I Left My Heart In Roker Park. It was a great run, and we got some cracking reviews and fantastic feedback from the audiences. But now it's time to look ahead to 2015, and we've already got a couple of exciting … Continue reading Creativity Talks – interview with Martyn Bell