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

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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Audacity

by Simon Mawdsley
November 2023

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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Macbeth

by William Shakespeare
October 2023

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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September in the Rain

by John Godber
September 2023

Future Productions by the Progressive Players

Dancing at Lughnasa

by Brian Friel

19 - 24 February 2024

A delicious pastoral drama of family life set in rural Ireland.

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Out of Sight… Out of Murder

by Fred Carmichael

18 - 23 March 2024

A supernatural crime comedy – a real twist of genres that will keep you guessing.... whodunnit? Peter Knight, a crime author tries to break his writer’s block with lethal consequences and just a touch of romance.

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Rutherford and Son

by Githa Sowerby

22 - 27 April 2024

A real tale of the North East. Mr Rutherford, a patriarch that runs his family and his Glass works business with a ruthless air and a rod of iron reaps what he has sown in this period family drama.

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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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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…

20 February 2024

What’s the Craic?

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

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31 December 2023

Curtain Call 2023

We take a look back at the Progressive Players productions during 2023.

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30 November 2023

A Letter from Santa Squad member Minty

Hear from Minty Elf - a present elf who is part of the Santa Squad visiting the Little Theatre Gateshead as part of Santa's Knockout Christmas.

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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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