Our forthcoming show, 'Dirty Flea Bitten Scrounging Bastards' opens at The Surf Cafe, Tynemouth on Monday 16th October, then plays Alphabetti Newcastle and The Exchange North Shields. The final performance will be at the Quakerhouse, Darlington. For further details of dates and times see our Next Up page.
NEW BACKING FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND JUST ANNOUNCED
Cloud Nine has just heard that Arts Council England has awarded the 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.
Peter 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
NEW PLAYWRIGHTS WANTED!
We are actively looking for new writing talent. The company’s artistic director, Peter Mortimer is to run a series of six theatre writing workshops at The Exchange, North Shields, beginning Monday October 2nd. On Thursday Nov 30th, Cloud Nine will present a Scratch Theatre Night at The Exchange, showcasing its new theatre writing. We hope to include scripts on the evening from some of the workshop writers.
Peter Mortimer says, ‘Cloud Nine has developed a close relationship with The Exchange and as a new writing company we are keen to nurture new talent from around here. The workshops give the opportunity for authors’ writing to be put up there in front of an audience, which is what all theatre writers want and need.’
The two hour workshops cost £7 per session and can be booked by contacting Peter direct on 0191-2531901 or 07805168728.
Cloud 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.
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