We are the Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little Theatre in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Whether you’re looking for serious dramas, hilarious comedies or tense thrillers, you can see them all with the Progressive Players!

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Rutherford and Son

by Githa Sowerby
April 2024

We are the Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little Theatre in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Whether you’re looking for serious dramas, hilarious comedies or tense thrillers, you can see them all with the Progressive Players!

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Out of Sight... Out of Murder

by Fred Carmichael
March 2024

We are the Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little Theatre in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Whether you’re looking for serious dramas, hilarious comedies or tense thrillers, you can see them all with the Progressive Players!

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Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel
February 2024

We are the Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little Theatre in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Whether you’re looking for serious dramas, hilarious comedies or tense thrillers, you can see them all with the Progressive Players!

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Pod

by Arabella Arnott
January 2024

We are the Progressive Players

An amateur community drama club established in 1920, we are the resident company of the Little Theatre in Gateshead, Tyne & Wear. Whether you’re looking for serious dramas, hilarious comedies or tense thrillers, you can see them all with the Progressive Players!

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It's a Wonderful Life

by Joe Landry
December 2023

Future Productions by the Progressive Players

Cheshire Cats

by Gail Young

3 - 8 June 2024

Light-hearted and emotional comedic drama about a group taking on The MoonWalk challenge for breast cancer.

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We Love You Arthur

by Fiona Evans

15 - 20 July 2024

The hilarious story of two teenage girls in a small Durham mining village during the Miners’ Strike in 1984.

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Canoeing for Beginners

by Mike Yeaman

9 - 14 September 2024

Inspired by a true story – a delicious modern farce of insurance fraud.

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Silhouette

by Simon Brett

7 - 12 October 2024

Everyone is a suspect in this thriller of a theatrical murder mystery.

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We’ll Always Have Paris

by Jill Hyem

11 - 16 November 2024

Three older women gravitate to Paris in the hope of new life... and perhaps romance too.

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A Festive Entertainment for Young Children

7 - 8 December 2024

The third annual Progressive Players Festive Entertainment for Children aged 3 to 8. Watch out for further details!

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Being a Member of the Progressive Players

Would you like to get involved?

If you enjoy anything from reading plays, to setting lights, to serving drinks at the bar – we always welcome new members!

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News & updates from the Progressive Players…

14 April 2024

Sowerby Stories

Progressive Players members share their personal stories of Gateshead’s world-famous Sowerby Glass company

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15 March 2024

At First Sight

Richard Bevan, Arthur Smith and Ben Brown chat about their PP acting debuts in our March play.

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20 February 2024

What’s the Craic?

Progressive Players member Rhianna McPartland shares her unique viewpoint on her latest role

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Hire costumes, properties and furniture from our collection

The Progressive Players wardrobe department contains a vast stock of garments and accessories, suitable for most historical periods right up to the present day.

Our props room is a delightful treasure store of items, and we have a varied range of furniture and seating. We regularly supply to other local stage societies as well as educational establishments and professional theatre companies. It’s all available to hire at highly competitive rates.

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