COMING 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.

Arts 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.
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

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 in Cullercoats
with the same name. Cloud 9 Wellbeing is an
alternative and holistic health café serving a range
of healthy food and treatments. We like to think
that Cloud Nine is also alternative, and aids
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?

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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Cloud Nine has no connection to Cloud Burst Theatre Company which also operates out of North Tyneside.

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