Future Productions

All MLT and MYT productions are performed at Middlesbrough Theatre (The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA) unless otherwise stated.

Our 2021 Season

Talking Heads poster

13-16 October: Talking Heads by Alan Bennett, directed by Mike Crooks

A night with three of Alan Bennett's most popular Talking Heads:

Bed Among the Lentils - Susan is a vicar’s wife suffocated by the expectations forced on her by her position. She is also an alcoholic who travels into Leeds to go to the off-licence. In frustration, she embarks on an affair with the off-licence owner, discovering something about herself and God in the process.

A Chip in the Sugar - Graham, a middle-aged bachelor, emotionally unintelligent and chronically dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times. When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, Graham's old insecurities rear their ugly heads. 

A Lady of Letters - Miss Ruddock writes letters, letters of complaint, comment and, occasionally, officious praise to various businesses and government departments.  She complains about the lack of care she assumes the child living opposite is receiving and ends up in prison.  There, ironically, Miss Ruddock finds freedom and is, for possibly the first time, happy.

 

10-13 November Twinkle by Philip Meeks, directed by Thelma Russell

A joint Billingham Players/Middlesbrough Little Threate production

Underneath the stage, Harold Thropp lays out the tools of his art in a dingy dressing room with creaking pipes and no natural light.
For decades Harold has lived his life in tune with seasons of pantomime, as a doyen of the pantomime dame. One of the last of a dying breed, Harold may be feeling his age but he’s resisting changes to the world he loves with a vengeance. As he prepares once again to revive his favourite character Widow Twankey, he’s decided to make the ultimate stand against his nemesis, a smug reality television star called Jez.

Not suitable for children. contains adult language and themes.

 

 

 

 

 

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