SOON-RAINBIRD ART AUCTION, Sunday 25th February at The Exchange, North
Shields. Donations of paintings for the auction welcome. See our NEXT
UP page for further details.
Cloud Nine's next production, Rainbird-exploring the life of acclaimed North Shields painter Victor Noble Rainbird opens on Monday 23rd April at -aptly- The Exchange, North Shields. Rainbird had huge talent, but is virtually forgotten today. Cloud Nine's play hopes to change this.
Further information on how to buy tickets will be available shortly.
NEW BACKING FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND
Council England has awarded Cloud Nine Theatre Company £13,500 towards
the production of the play, Rainbird in the Spring of 2018 at the
Exchange, North Shields. The proposed play by our artistic director
Peter Mortimer has already been guaranteed support by Heritage Lottery
Fund, Peggy Ramsey Foundation and North Tyneside Council.
commented, 'This is really great news in these days of such tight
funding. Arts Council England was our major bid. Small companies such
as Cloud Nine based so far away from the capital often get overlooked.
This is a really important large-scale project for us in our new home.'
Rainbird will be directed by Neil Armstrong and concerns the tragic life of painter Victor Noble Rainbird, who died in 1937.
'North Tyneside's superb Cloud Nine Theatre Company' - The Crack
Cloud Nine meets Cloud 9
Artistic Director Peter Mortimer recently took
a break from writing his
latest play 'Rainbird'
to pay a visit to another enterprise
with the same name. Cloud 9 Wellbeing is an
and holistic health café serving a range
of healthy food and
treatments. We like to think
that Cloud Nine is also alternative,
wellbeing, particularly through its humorous
short plays. The
photo shows Peter Mortimer
with Susan Brown. Now we're wondering
whether Mr Mortimer had some treatment
and or/cakes during his visit?
Nine has now produced the work of 30 different playwrights. Its range
of work includes a play walked and performed the length of the Roman
Wall (Off the Wall), a short play performed for morning commuters on
the Shields Ferry (Ships that Pass), a play centred on the Meadow Well
riots of 1991 plus a four year programme of small scale new theatre
performed at the Low Lights Tavern, North Shields, and other North
Tyneside coastal venues.