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.
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?