The great shows of old from South Tyneside’s thriving am-dram scene

Back in  February 1969,  The Sheriff and his two men, Marks and Sparks, played by Ken Lowther, Alan Bucknell and Dave Lowther were ready to take part in a show. Do you know which one it was?
Back in February 1969, The Sheriff and his two men, Marks and Sparks, played by Ken Lowther, Alan Bucknell and Dave Lowther were ready to take part in a show. Do you know which one it was?
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The people of South Tyneside must have seen some funny sights over the years thanks to the local amateur dramatic groups’ attempts to find suitable locations for publicity shots for their latest productions.

Here, this colourful crew, cast members from a variety of shows, were photographed on the seashore and on stage.

Do you recognise these finely dressed actors and actresses from  February 1972?

Do you recognise these finely dressed actors and actresses from February 1972?

They include pirates, policemen, soldiers and ladies in fancy dresses. How many of these lavishly-dressed actors and actresses do you recognise?

As mentioned in previous articles, South Shields had a thriving amateur dramatic scene, putting on shows that drew big crowds. Which ones do you remember?

Action on the shoreline in  February 1972. Can you name the two actors?

Action on the shoreline in February 1972. Can you name the two actors?