Skip navigation · Site settings [A A A] · Log in / Account

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


Grants for the Arts success for Spring Show

Posted by: Karen - Tue 9th Sep 2014 10:30am
We have just had some excellent news, the Arts Council have agreed to help fund the Spring show: 4 Thoughts: Myth, Music, Mayhem and Mirth.

4 Thoughts, 4 separate plays, including 1 musical!

Watch this space for further news.

Golden Opportunity

Posted by: Karen - Tue 26th Aug 2014 11:19am

‘Golden’ Trainee Opportunity

• NTC is delighted to announce that The Boris Karloff Charitable Foundation, The Golsoncott Foundation and The Barbour Trust have provided funding for an acting trainee on our Christmas touring production of ‘RUMPELSTILTSKIN’ written by Mike Kenny.

• NTC has wide ranging experience and success in encouraging and training new talent through its previous award winning InterACT programme and traineeships on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Grimm Tales’ and ‘4Scene’.

• This opportunity will enable one performer (m or f) to join the cast of ‘RUMPELSTILTSKIN’ learning and developing their craft ‘on the job’, working alongside experienced professionals. There will also be the opportunity for additional skills training and career development.

• This exceptional opportunity offers a training bursary of £280 p.w., accommodation in Alnwick during rehearsals and accommodation on tour.

• To apply you must be over 18, originate from, be resident or have trained in the Northern Region and will usually have undertaken a degree or equivalent training course within the last 3 years.

• You must be available from 10 November 2014 - 25 January 2015 inclusive. This is a full time opportunity and will include weekend and evening working - you will also be required to write a final report on your experience.

• Auditions will take place in Alnwick on Monday/Tuesday 22/23 September.

• Please email a photo, CV (or Spotlight link) and letter of application outlining your skills and experience, demonstrating how this opportunity will make a difference to your career and development as a performer by Monday 1 September.

Contact Gill.

Script can be accessed here


Holiday update

Posted by: Karen - Tue 26th Aug 2014 11:18am
I have been on holiday so this is a bit of an update of what has happened since the end of July:

Hexham Abbey

Gillian Hambleton and Louis Roberts performed at Hexham Abbey on 3 August as the County of Northumberland's Service of Remembrance and Reflection to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War I.

Flags and Bandages

Rallying Round is in rehearsals and will be out on tour from 19 September.

The workshops for Notes from the Front have been warmly received and David is working hard on the script.

Rumpelstiltskin rehearsals will be starting on 10 November 2014 and the show will tour until 25 January 2015. Watch this space for further details we will be looking for 5 actors and a stage manager.

See you soon at a venue near you.

Arts Council Funding

Posted by: Karen - Tue 1st Jul 2014 11:58am
Disappointingly, Arts Council have chosen not to support NTC through the NPO scheme.

However, we have Chumbawumba’d this morning and we will get up again!

Rallying Round - Actor required.

Posted by: Karen - Mon 30th Jun 2014 12:28pm
“RALLYING ROUND” a new play by Stewart Howson.

A rollicking new comedy/drama about youth, age and two very different worlds colliding with compassion.
‘Old soldier Airchie cons young Mo into giving him a lift..... to Monte Carlo! although Airchie is pretty hazy about the route and even their destination!’

NTC is seeking an actor to play Mo: playing age 18 - 26 ‘in their prime, streetwise, cool, attractive, apparently on Community Service, fixated with their mobile and twitter’.

Actor must have strong physical theatre skills, excellent audience rapport, small-scale touring experience and be able to learn a script very quickly. This two-hander toured twice last year to excellent reviews. NTC will consider submissions from both M & F actors and is actively seeking applications from BME actors for this role.

Rehearses: 15 September - 19 September – 1 additional week’s rehearsal in late August (TBA).

Location: Tours village hall and community venues throughout the UK with 1 stage manager: 19 September 2014 – 25 October 2014.

All actors assist the Stage Manager in get-ins and get-outs. This is hard but ultimately rewarding work!

Please email CV, photo and covering letter by 15 July 2014 to

Auditions Alnwick and London July/August ITC/Equity contract applies: £420 p.w. plus accommodation and allowances.

Rallying Round

more recent) Items 6-10 of 92 (older »)

Northumberland County Council logo Foyle Foundation logo
Arts Award Supporter logo Arts Council logoTwine logo

All about NTC
A day in the life of an NTC actor

Forthcoming Shows:
29 Nov 14 - Rumpelstiltskin
Lillesleaf Village Hall, Melrose
4 Dec 14 - Rumpelstiltskin
Alnwick Playhouse Studio, Bondgate Without
5 Dec 14 - Rumpelstiltskin
Southwell Bramley Centre, Southwell, Notts
6 Dec 14 - Rumpelstiltskin
Stoke Golding Village Hall, Stoke Golding, Nuneaton, Lincs.
7 Dec 14 - Rumpelstiltskin
Kegworth Village Hall, Kegworth
Star Quality by Barry StoneLola MontezKim Evans and Phil Yarrow in Great ExpectationsNigel Collins, Jennifer Gabriele and Eleanor Dennison in Beauty and the BeastBoiling PointNicola Welburn, Nigel Collins and Sandra Hunt in A Village LifeStar Quality by Barry Stone