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NTC is a professional small-scale touring theatre company based at the Dovecote Centre, Amble. We tour shows around the country, predominantly using village halls and community centres as venues in small rural towns and villages


"NTC's productions may be small-scale and done on a shoestring but they are backed by a team which can match anything done by much bigger, purpose built theatres and whose imagination and ability to weave a storytelling magic as they transform unpromising spaces into theatres for the night is second to none" - Lynn Gardner, The Guardian


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Casting opportunities!


Posted by: Karen - Mon 15th Oct 2018 10:13am
Sleeping Beauty


NTC seeks Panto Dame


NTC will be presenting the inaugural Amble Panto in December 2018 at the Dovecote Centre, Amble, Northumberland and are looking for an actor (m) to play the Dame: Queen Dorothy in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by Ben Crocker. Please apply if you have experience at playing Dame or if you think you have the potential to engage with an audience as Dame. Obviously must have comic timing, good audience rapport and sing to a decent standard. Rehearses 10th December, plays 21st - 24th December (matinee on 24th December) then 28th - 31st December (matinee on 31st December).
Minimum fee £350 pw (dependent on funding) with accommodation provided. Email CV and letter of application to [email protected] by Thursday 25th October. Auditions in Amble Friday 2nd November.

Are you a Star of the future?


Are you looking for stage experience before you apply/go to/whilst at Drama school/University/college? Are you based in the North East? Then this opportunity is for you.

NTC will be presenting the inaugural Amble Panto in December 2018 at the Dovecote Centre, Amble, Northumberland and are looking for 2 young stars (age 16 -18) of the future to play the Prince (m or f) and Princess (f) in ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ by Ben Crocker. Must be confident with good stage presence and excellent singing voice. Rehearses 10th December – must be available for all dates - after school and at weekends during term time, plays 21st - 24th December (matinee on 24th December) then 28th - 31st December (matinee on 31st December). NTC will cover expenses. Email a letter of application saying why you would like to be involved, what skills you can offer and how this experience will help your future career to [email protected] by Thursday 25th October. Auditions in Amble Friday 2nd November.

Get your Heartspur tickets whilst you can!


Posted by: Karen - Thu 4th Oct 2018 1:50pm
Only two more weeks in Northumberland before we are off down south for the final week. Come and join the hippy-hippy Shakespeare whilst you can.

Many thanks for the great reviews: Northumberland Gazette Review and The Ambler Review

The Hippy Hippy Shake-speare


Customer reviews:

"Heartspur is a Superb show, great cast and set . The dialogue works so so well. Highly recommend seeing this."

"Brilliant piece of theatre! Done it again NTC."

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Heartspur out on the road from today!


Posted by: Karen - Thu 6th Sep 2018 10:08am
The Hippy Hippy Shake-speare


'HEARTSPUR’

a new play with music by Bob Shannon. The story of Harry Hotspur set in gangland Newcastle in 1963, ‘Henry IV Part 1’ meets ‘Get Carter’ meets ‘Six-Five Special’: a jukebox tragedy! Using the very best of Shakespeare’s words alongside modern dialogue and truly memorable songs from the girl bands of the sixties.

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NTC welcomes back old favourites Louis Roberts and David McCarthy along with a real blast from the past John Downham. Kylie Ann Ford has been very busy since she was last in NTC's Midsummer Night's Dream. Welcome to Bethan Amber, who has an amazing voice and will have you dancing in the aisles.

The Hippy Hippy Shake-speare


Come and join the fun, we are touring from Aberdeenshire to Shropshire and the Midlands - we've got the Hippy Hippy Shakespeare! Touring from 6 September 2018 to 21 October 2018. Suitable for 13+.

Trustees Wanted


Posted by: Karen - Mon 2nd Jul 2018 1:07pm
Northumberland Theatre Co. is looking for Volunteers and Trustees to join us. Do you have a passion for theatre and community venues? Help shape our visions of rural theatre and to create a community arts venue in Amble. For further details please contact us on 01665 713655.

We are having a meeting on 16 July 2018 at 5.30pm, come along and meet the team.

Heartspur - Job Opportunity


Posted by: Karen - Tue 19th Jun 2018 10:16am
NTC are producing a new play in August,

'HEARTSPUR’

a new play with music by Bob Shannon. The story of Harry Hotspur set in gangland Newcastle in 1963, ‘Henry IV Part 1’ meets ‘Get Carter’ meets ‘Six-Five Special’: a jukebox tragedy! Using the very best of Shakespeare’s words alongside modern dialogue and truly memorable songs from the girl bands of the sixties.

NTC seeks an actor (F) with excellent singing voice and comedic skills for an interesting doubling:



The Hippy Hippy Shake-speare


BABS A naïve, young and glamorous secretary - ideally North-East and PHILLIPA late middle-aged, married into a Welsh criminal family, hard-headed and pragmatic.

Rehearsing and touring small-scale venues throughout the North-East and the UK 13 August – 21 October 2018. Minimum £350 pw + accommodation and allowances.

Auditions in Amble, Northumberland Tuesday 3 July 2018.



Please send full CV and letter of application by 5pm Tuesday 26 June 2018 to [email protected]

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Forthcoming Shows:
21 Oct 18 - Heartspur
Wymeswold Memorial Hall, Wymeswold, Leics
27 Nov 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
The Dovecote Centre, Amble
28 Nov 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Stair Community Centre, Mauchline
29 Nov 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Barr Village Hall, Barr
30 Nov 18 - The Little Maid Who Danced to Every Mood
Fairlie Village Hall, Fairlie Ayrshire
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