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!
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
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!
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
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 It's been a very busy few weeks at CAHQ. With the show opening in just over two weeks, we're now into the business end of things. Actor Paul Dunn and writer/director Tom Kelly are in the rehearsal room, working hard to mould the show into an entertaining piece of theatre, while … Continue reading Cranked Anvil on the BBC!
9 JAN 2013. A new year, and time to set in motion the plans and ambitions for The REP. And first on the drawing board (as regular visitors and fans will know) is the first of our rehearsed readings, taking place on the 31st of this month. Director Paul Dunn and his collaborator and writing … Continue reading Folk singer Sinead Livingston added to rehearsed reading night