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Northumberland Theatre Company



NTC is a professional small-scale touring theatre company based at the Playhouse, Alnwick. 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


A Flying Visit!

Posted by: Karen - Mon 16th Oct 2017 1:52pm

Catch us if you can on our whistle stop tour of Northern parts and Cambridgeshire.

Dracula Dracula

You'd be bats to miss it!

The Wilson's Tales Project

Posted by: Karen - Wed 11th Oct 2017 12:52pm
Catch the latest update about the Wilson's Tales Project and a performance of 'The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong' by NTC on Thursday 19 October 2017 at The Watchtower Gallery, Tweedmouth at 7.30pm (see attached for further details)

Wilson's Tales Project

Barnaby Rudge

Posted by: Karen - Mon 9th Oct 2017 12:57pm
It is only two more weeks before Barnaby and his raven Grip fly away never to be seen. Catch them whilst you can!

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge on tour now!

Posted by: Karen - Wed 6th Sep 2017 11:46am
Get your tickets now!

Barnaby Rudge

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Barnaby Rudge

On tour to 21 October to a venue near you. (Age guideline 13+, some younger people may enjoy the show you know your child - it is tense and exciting for 1785!)

You to could be a princess!

Posted by: Karen - Wed 12th Jul 2017 10:15am
The Princess and the Goblin

Northumberland Theatre Company is looking for a trainee to play the Princess in its Christmas touring show 'The Princess and the Goblin.'

'The Princess and the Goblin', written by by George MacDonald, adapted by NTC's Karen Hirst and directed by Louis Roberts, tells the story of Princess Irene who is to be the bride of the goblin king's son—but unfortunately he hasn't actually asked her yet.

It’s an adventure about the goblin’s attempts to steal away the princess and her success in avoiding them, with a lot of help from Curdie, the miner's son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, whom no-one else can see...

It’s a story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family, with song, dance and some fun along the way told in NTC's fast-paced, physical style.

The Princess and the Goblin contract runs from 6 November 2017 until 21 January 2018. Accommodation supplied. Paid position. Auditions for the part of the Princess will be taking place at the company’s studio theatre at The Alnwick Playhouse on Monday 7 August, with the deadline for applications being Monday 31 July.

Successful applicants will need to prepare two contrasting speeches and an unaccompanied song.

To apply, e-mail a headshot, CV and covering letter outlining why you are interested to [email protected]

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Forthcoming Shows:
16 Mar 18 - The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Stories
Currie Memorial Hall, Lilliesleaf
17 Mar 18 - The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Stories
New Life Church, Morpeth
22 Mar 18 - The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Stories
Bowhill Little Theatre, The Borders
23 Mar 18 - The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Stories
Etal Village Hall, Northumberland
24 Mar 18 - The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Stories
Corsenside Parish Hall, Northumberland
Star Quality by Barry StoneLouis Roberts in PinnochioGemma Clough, Bidi Iredale, Nigel Collins, Samantha Morris, Dan O'Brian, Kivan Dene and Helen Buchanan in Oceans 5 1/2Nigel Collins and Nicola Welburn in A Village LifeThe Snow QueenLola MontezStar Quality by Barry Stone