Wed 12 July 2017 The tour is growing from strength to strength. The whole creative team is now and place, and the backroom staff are working round the clock to get everything in place to make this the biggest and best Cranked Anvil production since we formed five years ago. The tour will come to … Continue reading Peacock tickets now online
Mon 26 June 2017 After a successful meeting yesterday afternoon, we're very happy to announce today that the veteran North East actor Steve Arnott is joining Cranked Anvil to play the part of Dave Corner in our September production Cornered. Steve will perhaps be best known for his roles in pantos for Qdos at the … Continue reading Casting Announcement
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 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
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 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
Sat 27 Sept 2014 Well, we're coming to the end of this mini-tour of I Left My Heart In Roker Park, and we've had an amazing time with it! Extra dates kept on having to be added, and the houses just kept on filling! So much so, that we've been invited back by the Customs … Continue reading Roker Park play a huge success – one FINAL date added!
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!
Thursday 31st July 2014 The Cranked Anvil office will be closed for a week after tomorrow, as we decamp to Edinburgh for the Ed Fringe. So we've been hard at work this week, getting things organised before we go. And of course, the one thing we've been concentrating on is I Left My Heart In … Continue reading SAFC – the best fans in the world!