Future Productions

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

Our 2018 Season

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Wednesday 31st January - Saturday 3rd February

Dead Fish by Gordon Steel

Directed by Mike Crooks

Dead Fish is a play set in Middlesbrough about the Blackett Family. Mam Jean, Dad Gil, and brothers Gavin and Raymond, whose future seems all too bleakly defined for it.
Dad becomes ill, which makes Raymond question if a life working at the shipyard is for him. Gavin’s future is also in the balance as a budding young footballer, will his beloved Boro take him on, or will he have to look elsewhere for a club, and Mam Jean is trying to keep the family together.
In flashbacks we go back to the son’s childhood and to the fun and games they got up to.
Dead Fish is a heart-warming tragi-comedy by local playwright Gordon Steel, which is just as relevant today as it was when it was first written.



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Wednesday 2nd May - Saturday 5th May

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Directed by Rob Clilverd

Shakespeare's classic comedy. A group of soldiers return from the war. The world-weary Benedick and his friend Claudio find themselves reacquainted with Beatrice and Hero. As memories of conflict give way to a life of parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly, deeply in love, while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own altogether more combative courtship.


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Monday 25th June - Saturday 30th June

Poppy + George by Diane Samuels

Directed by Julia Armstrong

This play will take place in our Studio

Poppy + George is a beguiling romance that draws on a world of female impersonators, popular song and double entendre. It is 1919. The Great War is over and Poppy arrives in London from the north of England to make her mark in the world. Deep in the heart of the East End she finds work in Smith's tailor and costumiers workshop, where she meets dashing chauffeur George, and falls in love. This is a time of change and opportunity, emerging from the losses of war, when all are questioning who they are and what roles they can play in forging a new, modern era. It’s time to ditch the corset and discover who really wears the trousers.


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Wednesday 17th October - Saturday 20th October

Perfect Murder by Peter James

Directed by Wendie Middleton

Victor and his wife Joan have been married for nearly two decades, but each barely recognises the person they wake up next to every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local factory – as well as distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, Kamila – that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule.

Joan has resigned herself to the fact that Victor will never see beyond her double-chin to a new hair cut or outfit. She even puts up with his constant snoring which keeps her up night after night, but only just. For unbeknownst to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on his credit card, kitting herself out in a sexy new wardrobe to impress her secret lover, Don. But then, as the bills mount, Victor loses his job. Soon he realises that the only way he can achieve his dream of setting up home with Kamila is to get Joan out of the picture, once and for all. But Victor is about to get a nasty surprise, for he’s not the only one with murder on his mind . . .



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