ANNOUNCEMENT: Sadly, and after much deliberation, we have decided to take down our 'Happy Hour' page from the website. Paul & Nessa's Happy Hour was a unique sketch comedy radio show in the North East when it first aired on Sunderland's Spark FM in 2015. Mixing pre-recorded sketches with live features and irreverent links by … Continue reading No more Happy Hour – for now
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!
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!
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!
12 JAN 2013. Well, we certainly can't be accused of failing to plan. Already, the REP has a list of plans for 2013, as we aim to really stamp our presence in the city of Sunderland and beyond. Our opening production for this year - the first in a series of rehearsed readings - is … Continue reading If you fail to plan, plan to fail…