North - News
First experiences on the stage for new actors!15th February 2019
Ponteland Repertory Society prides itself on welcoming new members but in the last years we have gained four new members who have never acted before and who have made brilliant debuts. They are both couples with children in our Preppies Youth Theatre. We asked them to comment on their experiences...
The Magic of Youth12th February 2019
It has been an exciting time for Teesside Musical Theatre Company over the last six years. Since Alison Dale’s dream of setting up a Youth Group became a reality in 2013, Teesside Musical Theatre Youth Company has gone from strength to strength. The talented youngsters have never failed to deliver...
Awards night17th September 2017
On September 16th NODA North held their 5th annual Youth and Performance awards in the prestigious Gosforth Park Hotel just North of Newcastle and was attended by over 500 people from societies from the Scottish borders to North Yorkshire.
Around the World in 90 years16th June 2017
Ponteland celebrated their 90th birthday this year with a concert ‘Around the World in 90 years’ including music from many of the productions their audiences have enjoyed over those years. Musical Director, Deborah Barry included pieces from some of the following shows; Annie, The Sound of Music, Wizard of Oz,...
Football rivalries set aside1st June 2017
Anyone living in the North knows of the fierce rivalry of the many ‘faiths’ of football supporters within the region – none more so than the rivalry of Sunderland and Newcastle. However, in Walkerville’s recent production of Guys and Dolls these rivalries were set aside for the good of the...
Writing a panto - well sort of...31st May 2017
How to write a panto – well – sort of?? This year’s Felton and Thirston Pantomime Society’s interpretation was around a re-titled ‘Peter Pan – Well……Sort of?’ which “took off” and headed straight to ‘Never-Never Land’ via a series of unexpected ‘twists and turns’ that saw the Darling children ‘whisked...
The Night of the NODA Presidents15th April 2017
In March of 2017 past Noda President and Chairman thought he was attending his grandson's presentation awards and was much surprised to walk into a room full with over 100 of his friends all gathered from around the country for his surprise 70th birthday celebrations. Amongst those guests were three...
Barbara Simpson receives 65 year Long Service award19th March 2017
Barbara Simpson, a stalwart of Sunderland Theatre Co. (formerly Sunderland AOS) was recently awarded her 65th year Long Service Award at the NODA AGM in Scotch Corner Hotel. Seen below Barbara is receiving the award from National President Michael Hastilow.
Fifty (plus) Years of Fun1st February 2017
In January 2014 Whitley Bay Pantomime Society celebrated its Golden Anniversary with “Aladdin” having being founded in 1964 by a group of local enthusiasts who noticed a lack of a Pantomime in the Whitley Bay area. Over the years the Society has steadily built up a high reputation with audiences,...