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Combat and courtship at the castle

Step back in time at Warkworth Castle to the age of chivalry and romance.

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Harry Brierley as Tony, Carol Lawrence as Edie, Oliver Pusey as Don, Molly Reading as Ruth in Alnwick Theatre Club's Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Stage is set for theatre club glory in national awards

An amateur dramatics group is once again looking forward to a place in the national spotlight after being nominated for a top award.

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Olivia Waller (Centre - Mrs Hartridge the teacher) with her pupils clockwise from left Cameron Cullen (William), Aidan Stewart (Billie), Sophia Murray (Carrie), Archie Braid (Zach) and Niamh Cullen. Rehearsing for Goodnight Mister Tom.

Youngsters shine in next club production

There is a saying in theatrical circles that you should never work with children or animals – but that is exactly what Peter Biggers and Glenda Fricke, who are co-directing Alnwick Theatre Club’s summer play, propose to do.

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Tom Bird. Picture by Bronwen Sharp

Rising star Tom lands top role at theatre in York

A Northumberland man has landed a top role at a leading theatre in the north, after a stint at one of the country’s most famous venues.

Back home in Kansas.

A truly magical performance

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, performed by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Musical Theatre Company, at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, from Tuesday, July 25, to Saturday, July 29.

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Alnwick Castle

Harry Hotspur back home

A unique, outdoor roving performance of Shakespeare will take place at Alnwick Castle next week.

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Alnwick Stage Musical Society present Evita at Alnwick Playhouse.
 Darren Lewis as Che
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Musical Evita earns society three award nominations

An amateur dramatic group, which last year won awards for its production of Sister Act, has once again been nominated for this year’s show.

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Portable Theatre Company will present Steel Magnolias.

Bringing entertaining theatre to villages

Tickets are selling fast for the debut performance from a new theatre group in North Northumberland.

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Troupe to bring Bard to life in castle setting

A magical, musical production of one of Shakespeare’s much-loved plays will be performed at Alnwick Castle next week.

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John Hewer as Tommy Cooper in Just Like That! Picture by Steve Ullathorne.

The magic of Tommy back, ‘jus’-like-that’

The talents of a comic genius will be replayed on stage at Alnwick Playhouse this week.

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Kathryn Tickell

A bumper line-up for festival

More than 12,000 visitors are expected to enjoy an extravaganza of music, dance and drama at the Holy Island Festival.

Raffle winners at the St Mary's Church fund-raising event in Lesbury Village Hall. Picture by Colin Platt.

Dramatist proves a hit at fund-raising event

A celebrated dramatist with blockbuster films and award-winning West End shows to his name has played a part in supporting a Northumberland church.

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Beyond The End Of The Road. Picture by Trevor Walker.

Musical stardom may await for islanders

If you have what it takes to be a musical star a Northumberland theatre company is waiting for your call.

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Alnwick Lions present a cheque to members of the newly-formed Portable Theatre Company.

Women ready for first show

A new amateur theatre group, recently founded in Alnwick, is getting ready for its first production.

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James Hickman and Dan Cassidy.

Pay What You Decide is extended after strong demand

A novel idea to put audiences in charge of theatre pricing has proved such a hit that it is being extended.

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Katie Doherty, who came up with the idea of Beyond The End Of The Road and has written music and lyrics.

Communities make a musical

The sound of music will be ringing out of village halls across Northumberland in a unique show created by the communities it will entertain.

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Alnwick Theatre Club's Kiss Me Like You Mean It. Harry Brierley, Carol Lawrence (seated), Oliver Pusey and Molly Reading.

Bold and refreshing choice was inspiring

Alnwick Theatre Club’s Kiss Me Like You Mean It by Chris Chibnall sent out shockwaves during its four-night stint last week.

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Warkworth Drama Group present Duets.

Love is in the air at village drama group

The course of true love never did run smooth – as Warkworth Drama Group will demonstrate.

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The Alnwick Theatre Club cast of 'Kiss Me Like You Mean It' includes Carol Lawrence, Harry Brierley and Oliver Pusey.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Theatre group brings sexy comedy to stage

An amateur theatre group is back with another production at Alnwick Playhouse next week.

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Alnwick Playhouse.

Brush up your acting skills

An acting skills workshop is taking place at Alnwick Playhouse next month.

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