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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


Heritage Lottery Fund awards grant to NTC

Posted by: Karen - Mon 20th Jan 2014 10:05am

Heritage Lottery Fund awards £7,000 to Northumberland Theatre Company to mark First World War Centenary

NTC has received £7,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project,'Notes from the Front' in Northumberland. Awarded through HLF's

First World War: then and now programme

, part of the Government's Centenary plans, the project will engage over 1,600 young people and audience members throughout the North East. Through a touring theatre event; school workshops; and a touring exhibition of archive and research materials, people will gain a better understanding of the First World War and its impact on the local community.

For further information please see our press release Heritage Lottery Press Release

Once Upon a Time in the North for Schools

Posted by: Karen - Tue 17th Dec 2013 9:20am
Did you enjoy seeing the play? Would you like to put on your own version for family and friends? NTC are offering a schools' adaption, contact Karen at the NTC office on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Once Upon a Time in the North is now on the road!

Posted by: Karen - Mon 9th Dec 2013 10:39am
The Christmas show is now on the road and receiving good reviews from the audiences.

We wish you a Merry Christmas Time for a present

Here are a couple of reviews and previews from the newspapers.

The Journal
The Northumberland Gazette

Sir Guy the Seeker

Award win for Gill and NTC.

Posted by: Karen - Mon 2nd Dec 2013 10:04am
We are proud to announce that Gill Hambleton, our Artistic Director, has won an award from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for the encouragement of new writing. She was presented the award at a ceremony on Friday in London, well done Gill!

New Writing Awards

Press Release from Writers' Guild
The Stage review

Christmas Show

Posted by: Karen - Mon 21st Oct 2013 11:30am
We are pleased to announce dates for our Christmas Show, Once Upon a Time in the North, we will be on tour from 5 December 2013 to 29 December 2013, come and see us for an evening of fun and excitement at a venue near you.

Come and meet the brownies, knights, damsels and dragons of Northumberland. NTC will tell these tales of olde including 'The Cauld Lad of Hylton Castle', 'The Laidley Worm of Bamburgh' and 'The Men of Lorbottle' with puppets, actors and a little magic!

Once Upon a Time

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