Welcome to Middlesbrough Little Theatre's website! We are an amateur theatre group based in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough.
On this site you'll find out about both the acting and social sides of MLT, what's going on and how to join.
Why not join our mailing lists to be reminded of when shows are on or our audition mailing list if you're interested in taking part in a show either on or off stage?
We're always looking for new members to act, build sets, stage manage, work lights and sound, help out backstage or work front of house - we'd love you to take part.
You can find out more information about what's happening at Middlesbrough Little Theatre by clicking on any of the links above.
Our next production will be a showcase by our talent youth theatre.
We have some great gigs coming up in our Studio. For more details see our Studio page.
We will soon be holding auditions for our next play, Broken Glass. We are looking for 3 men and 3 women for the cast and a cellist! Details of dates and cast are below.
Can you help??
Middlesbrough Youth Theatre are looking for new leaders to deliver workshops on a Saturday. We are a voluntary group who meet with our students on a Saturday morning 10.30 till 12.30 at Macmillan Academy. If you have experience in any of the three disciplines in performing arts and could spare 2 hours on a Saturday morning we would be very grateful. We would also consider students who are working towards teaching qualifications as this would be a good chance to work with students who are passionate about performing arts. Please email email@example.com if you are interested. Thank you!
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Broken Glass will be directed by Bill Colombi and will take place from 29th April to 2nd May.
Auditions will be held at Toft House (the white building next to Middlesbrough Theatre) on Sunday 1st and Thursday 5th March from 7.30pm. There is no need to prepare audition pieces. For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All characters are in the age range 40-60. All are Jewish (from New York) except Margaret Hyman and Stanton Case (but these are both American). Details of the play can be found on our future productions page.
Sylvia Gellburg - Paralysed from the waist down. A part exhibiting a wide range of emotions from thoughful, self-analytical and regretful to almost hysterical.
Phillip Gellburg - A deeply troubled and confused man, troubled by his Jewishness, while at the same time proud of his and his son's achievements in non-Jewish spheres. His domination of his wife, Sylvia over the years is revealed throughout the play, although we also see his tenderness and intense love for her.
Dr. Harry Hyman - Something of a ladies' man. He knows his limitations in the field of psychiatry, but eager to work on Sylvia's case. He is resigned to the status of Jews in America in that period (1930s) and doesn't let it become a hinderance to his career.
Stanton Case (supporting role) - A wealthy businessman. He is surprisingly naive when dealing with Gellburg and when taking advice from him. There is some suggestion that he finds it advantageous to have a Jew at the dirty end of the business to take the flack.He only interacts with Gellburg and provides insights into Gellburg's character.
Margaret Hyman (supporting role) - Dr. Hyman's wife. A cheerful soul who is resigned to her husband's philndering (real, imagined or suspected) but is troubled by his involvement in Sylvia's case, both personally and professionally.
Harriet (supporting role) - Sylvia's sister. A caring peson who has impotently watched the devastating emotional stress that Gellburg has placed on her sister over the years, but perhaps surprisingly, doesn't exhibit undue resentment towards him.
The play also requires a cellist on stage to play between the scenes. They would need to be a comptetant player at least grade 6, if not higher. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in doing this.