March 16, 2016 – March 26, 2016




The Castle Players of Barnard Castle

Andrew Stainthorpe (Flute); Graham Fewell (Snug); Harry French (Quince); Jill Cole (Group Director);  Ben Pearson (Snout); Ian Kirkbride (Starveling); Peter Cockerill (Bottom) Photo by  Topher McGrillis © RSC

The Castle Players is a community drama group based in Barnard Castle, County Durham and a registered Charity. The group was established in 1986, in the bar of the Old Well pub in Barnard Castle, when a group of customers decided to play charades to pass the time. Every year the company puts together an outdoor theatre in the grounds of the Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle for special outdoor productions. WEBSITE

The People’s Theatre of Newcastle

Northern-Stage-group-The-Peoples-Theatre-Photo-by-Topher-McGrillis635Reg White (Flute); Mike Smith (Starveling); Stuart Douglas (Snout); Chris Heckels (Group Director);  Jo Kelly (Quince); Laura Halford-Macleod (Group Assistant Director); Pete McAndrew (Bottom); Gordon Russell (Snug – not pictured) Photo by  Topher McGrillis ©RSC

The People’s Theatre in Heaton, Newcastle is one of the largest and oldest established community theatres in the country, offering people from all walks of life the experience of participating in any aspect of theatre. WEBSITE

Shakespeare on Tour: Newcastle

St. Michael’s Primary School
Sacred Heart Catholic High School

Northern Stage, Newcastle

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 Photos by  Topher McGrillis © RSC

The praise, heaps of it, must go to The Castle Players.  What a triumph for this amateur group; they captured every ounce of comedy and the audience’s cheers and a standing ovation said it all (Northern Echo)


The People’s Theatre don’t disappoint. They underplayed the over-dramatics perfectly (Living North)

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