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The reviews are in!

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 over recent weeks.

Stephen Oliver writes in the North East Theatre Guide:

“A must-see.

This production is a happy marriage of great acting, lively action scenes and a charismatic cast.

The decision to deliver a parochial production has helped liberate Shakespeare’s story and they’ve probably ended up with a show that’s closer to what the Bard intended.”

You can read the full review here.

MITW - paulAnd hot on the heels of this, we talked this morning to Made In Tyne & Wear for their arts & entertainment show The Lowdown.  The lovely Hazel Pude asked director Paul Dunn about his inspiration for the production, how it all came about, and how he put together the cast that have delivered such a great production.

Our Romeo + Juliet, David Jackson and Brogan Gilbert, told the cameras about recently performing with The Globe theatre for the MITW - actorsShakespeare celebrations, and being accepted into not one, not two, but three drama schools – as well as their palpable on-stage chemistry and complete ease and comfort at have to snog each other on a regular basis!

If you haven’t seen it yet, you still have a chance to catch it.  It plays Alphabetti theatre tonight and Friday, then on Saturday night it goes to the Alun Armstrong theatre in Stanley.

If you can’t make it this week, you have a chance to see it at the Customs House on Thursday 19th May, 7.45pm.



Will the real Romeo & Juliet please stand up!

Sat 27 Feb 2016

Brogan Gilbert & David Jackson in the title roles
Brogan Gilbert & David Jackson in the title roles

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 be the very talented David Jackson and Brogan Gilbert.  And today they met in the rehearsal room and read the parts together for the first time.

The chemistry between them was instant, and we know they’re going to bring these young characters to life in our contemporary production.  So it was great that we managed to capture a little bit of that chemistry in a photoshoot with them, which will soon be on all our posters and flyers.

David was most recently seen on stage at the People’s in Newcastle in their critically acclaimed production, Eight, whilst Brogan has made TV appearances in Wolfblood and The Dumping Ground, as well as appearing regularly on the stage at Live Theatre in the all-girl sketch group Your Aunt Fanny.  Later this year they’ll both be auditioning for drama school, so we’re delighted that they’re working with us before going on to further develop their blossoming careers.

Romeo and Juliet is playing at Alphabetti Theatre in Newcastle, 26-29 April, then two performances at the Alun Armstrong theatre in Stanley on 3o April.  Make sure you book well in advance to avoid missing out!