Past dramas from South Tyneside club

Wynn Waton, the Unwicked Witch, with Wobbie (Anne King) and Hobbie (Pat Moore) in a scene from Unwicked Witch, which Cleadon Village Drama Club was presenting in the Little Theatre.
Wynn Waton, the Unwicked Witch, with Wobbie (Anne King) and Hobbie (Pat Moore) in a scene from Unwicked Witch, which Cleadon Village Drama Club was presenting in the Little Theatre.

Today we look back at some of the productions staged by local amateur dramatic group, the Cleadon Village Drama Club.

I hope they jog lots of memories, and would love to hear from you regarding the people who helped put on these and other colourful shows.

Below, is a picture from 1986, which captures a moment from the group’s production of The Gingerbread Man, where the Gingerbread Man (Paul Rochester) gets to grips with Traffic Warden, Tony Chapman.

Equally dramatic is the photo right, which shows Wynn Walton, the Unwicked Witch, with Wobbie (Anne King) and Hobbie (Pat Moore) in a scene from Unwicked Witch, which the club is presented in the Little Theatre in 1977.

Below, from the year before, we have a scene from No Time For Fig Leaves, featuring club players, left to right: Chris Bradley, Stella Turner and Wynn Walton.

Across the page, the top picture was taken in May 1968 and shows members of the club rehearsing for An Inspector Calls. They are, left to right: Wynn Walton, Don Rutland, Ian Carmichael, Liz Stephenson and Mary Kitney.

Below left, is a more recent image, taken in November 1988.

On this occasion the photographer captured them preparing for a production of The Magic Snowman. Watching the snowman (Hector Gray) are Father Christmas (George Duncan) and Mother Christmas (Margaret Reed). Next to it is another show from the 80s. Taken in December 1980 it shows Alison Coulson, front, with Julie Davison, John Winfield, Ian Carmichael, Chris Elphinstone and Dolores Porretta in Two Pails Of Water.