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Preview: Festive Family Fun from Northumberland Theatre Company
Family Fun from Northumberland Theatre Company
Beauty and the Beast,
Amble Dovecote Centre
Friday 20th to
Tuesday 31st December 2019
The Snow Queen
A double dose of festive fun
is on the Christmas cards for families all over the region as the
Northumberland Theatre Company gives the chance for youngsters of all ages to
see two of their professional productions including Amble’s resident panto.
NTC is a professional
small-scale touring theatre company based at the Dovecote Centre, Amble. Each
of their show’s tours around the country, predominantly using village halls and
community centres as venues in small rural towns and villages. One of the aims
of NTC is to bring theatre to audiences who wouldn’t normally travel into the
big cities or towns to see the arts.
The Snow Queen
The Snow Queen, is now
showing in small community venues from Worcestershire to the Scottish Borders
via Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire. In total, including extra schools’
performances there will be 42 shows.
With many years’
experience of writing drama, music and songs for theatre, TV and radio, Gillian
and Rick Juckes have created a new musical adaption of Hans Christian
Andersen’s much loved fairy-tale The Snow Queen is about true friendship and
the lengths you would go to save your best friend. In this case, Kai needs to
be rescued from the Snow Queen but not before a wealth of adventure for Gerda
and her helpers – the Crow and the Reindeer.
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast, the Amble
Panto will run from December 20th to 31st December with 14 performances.
Created by and
featuring many of the same team as last year’s successful Sleeping Beauty, join
Belle in this classic story as she eventually finds her perfect prince. Packed
with humour and with a cast of colourful characters that will delight young and
old alike, this is a perfect Christmas treat that will have the whole family
laughing and enchanted. Shakespearean actorDavid McCarthy is upping his game to play the Bedlidoodle ( cross
between a Bedlington terrier and a Poodle) his career may never recover. With
tickets at just £10 or four for £35 this pantomime is one of the affordable
professional panto in the region.
Artistic Director Gillian Hambleton said; “We are coming up to our
40th anniversary and every year we continue to entertain audiences
of all ages. It’s a busy time for the company at Christmas but it’s so
rewarding to know that we are bringing quality theatre to our communities.”