There’s a real mix of costumes and make-up among these local actors and actresses who were pictured over the years putting on various shows for South Tyneside audiences.
They include members of St Gregory’s Players and the Westovian Dramatic Society who, judging by the scenes shown here, had lots of fun putting on pantos, comedies and musicals.
From 1962 to 1991, the pictures portray a kaleidoscope of periods, from the days of ancient China to Edwardian times and beyond.
How many of the those photographed do you recognise?
Amateur dramatics has a rich history here on South Tyneside, what are the most memorable shows you have seen locally? Please drop me a line with your thoughts.