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Adding to the trophy cabinet!

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 well received, and everyone at Cranked Anvil was immensely proud of them.

So we’re over the moon that the North East Theatre Guide has judged our production of Romeo + Juliet to be the Best in 2016.  (And just as pleased that our production of Henry V took ‘bronze’ in the same category.)

There was a lot of Shakespeare produced in the region this year – especially with it being the 400th anniversary of Shakepeare’s death – so to receive this accolade is particularly gratifying.  Well done to all the casts, crews, techies, and venues, who helped to make it possible and ensure the shows were such a success.  Mention must go to our associate producer, Vanessa Karon, who not only appeared in the productions, but was an absolute rock in the behind-the-scenes production side of the whole tour.  Quite simply, these Shakespeare productions would not have existed without her.

Shakespeare in pictures!

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 Sullivan, Jack Young, and Mike Young.  We’re sure you’ll agree by looking at the results below that it was a successful day!

Take a look at our productions page for details of all the shows and when you can catch them.


2016 Shakespeare Season announced

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 the North-East – premiering each one at our very own and newly formed Anvil Space in South Shields.

The productions will be exciting, challenging, and very different to anything you will have seen in the past. You can read more about it here.

We’ll also be casting for the season very soon, so if you’re an actor and would be interested in auditioning for us, keep an eye on our casting page.