Studio Theatre

MIDDLESBROUGH Little Theatre Company has a space for the performing arts - The Studio Theatre.

 

The Studio is a rehearsal room and performance space which can be used by both MLT itself and other theatre companies, directors and performers.

Middlesbrough Little Theatre hopes The Studio will help support and encourage even more live theatre in the region.

 

For details of booking the Studio Theatre, please see our Room Booking page.

 

“The gig last night reminded me of why I do what I do. An attentive audience who is up for a laugh. It has re-affirmed my faith in performing. I've done three gigs in Boro now and all three have been ace. I therefore crown Boro as the best place to gig in the UK.” Johnny Campbell post on Facebook after his last gig in the Studio.

 

Singing for Pleasure.

Singing for Pleasure has been cancelled until futher notice

We are running a Group for those who want to sing without the pressure of concerts or shows. We’ll be trying a bit of everything: Showstoppers, Gospel, Folk, World, Rock and Pop.
Our singing adventures are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm in The Studio or Rehearsal Room. We cover a broad range of styles, as above and aim to please the majority of tastes. Above all, we just want to enjoy using our voices, and blending them with others.
These events are open to MLT/None MLT Members.
This is a Free Event, so please come along and have a go.

Sessions taken by Helen Speed & Steve McNichol.

 

 

 

All events 7pm (doors) 7.30pm (start)

Please note that all gigs for the remainder of 2020 are cancelled

 

2021

Saturday 27th March - RICHARD GRAINGER / MARGARET & TONY MAUGHAN / BOB FORTUNE

Richard Grainger
Songs of Teesside, the moors and the coastal communities. Internationally recognised song writer and good Boro lad. It has been far too long since Richard's last appearance at Toft House.

Plus more local flavour and great singing from Zetland FM's Bob Fortune and Toft House stalwarts Margaret and Tony Maughan.
£8 (door)

 

28 August – KITCHY RETRO + CONNOR THOMAS

Kitchy Retro
Kitchy Retro are Americana, country and blues music performed with fantastic stage presence. Connor Thomas is a highly talented young finger-picking guitarist.
http://kitchyretro.co.uk/
£8 (door)

 

Sunday 29 August – BANK HOLIDAY BASH WITH THE JACK DASH

The Jack Dash
With special guests Martin Heaton, Doug Verrill and Chris Allon
£5 (door)

 

18 September – NAOMI BEDFORD & PAUL SIMMONDS

Naomi Bedford
Naomi Bedford is an English Singer/Songwriter who first came to prominence as vocalist and co-writer of the 2001 Orbital hit ‘Funny Break’ and appearances on Jools Holland’s Later programme. 

In recent years she has focused on a series of folk and country albums in collaboration with Paul Simmonds. Her albums have featured in Mojo Magazine’s top 10 and The Guardian’s top 5 of 2013 and have received Arts Council backing

Paul Simmonds has been the songwriter and mandolin/guitarist with English folk rock institution The Men They Couldn’t Hang since 1984.

His recent collaboration with Naomi Bedford has drawn wide praise and in 2014 he was also jointly nominated for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

https://naomibedford.com/reviews
£8 (door)

 

Friday 24 September – JON PALMER ACOUSTIC BAND / VISITANT

Jon Palmer
Folk, roots and rock n’ roll. The latest album by this fabulous six-piece, “One Fine Day”, is receiving rave reviews.  This should be a storming evening of great, great songs and danceable tunes.
http://www.jonpalmeracousticband.com/
£10 (door)

 

2 Oct 2021 – We Shall Overcome feat. STORMCROW, DAVID McCALLISTER, JIM WOODS, HARRY GALLAGHER, AVRIL McCALL + more 

We Shall Overcome
Sad to say, our local foodbanks and clothing banks need us now more than ever.
Starts early 7pm.  

£5

https://weshallovercomeweekend.com/

 

16 October – PLUMHALL

Plum Hall
This great singing and songwriting duo have quickly established themselves as Toft House favourites. And Toft House has quickly established itself as one of their favourite places to play. Their new album, “The Ghost Of Noise”, is an absolute cracker.  Be early.
£10 (door)

 

30 Oct 2021 - RORY MCLEOD - change of date (previously purchased tickets still valid)

Ex-circus clown and fire eater, Rory is a one-man soulband, poet, storyteller, singing his own upbeat dance stories.  He is a modern, travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acapella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe, and various percussion instruments.
http://www.rorymcleod.com/index.htm

 Rory McLeod

Tickets (£12 /£15) from:
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/497786

 

27 November - JOHNNY CAMPBELL plus THE SALS

Johnny Campbell
JOHNNY plays earthy northern folk music, including his own compositions, with the passion and energy of early punk bands. Harking back to an age when Folk musicians travelled to share songs, stories and tales from their land, Campbell has since 2013 plied his trade across over Europe, Scandinavia and faraway places like the Faroe Islands, and has been smothered with love and enthusiasm by people who really appreciate honest song writing and singing. Johnny is the genuine article. That is why he gets a regular gig at Toft House! Writing self-penned material and delving deep into Northern English folk song, Campbell's material and performance is authentically English. Or Northern English.

THE SALS comprise Darren Reay (Harmonium, Guitar & Vocals), Andy Jones (Double bass, Piano & vocals) and Timothy Oxnard (Guitar & vocals). The Sals are musical opium for a troubled soul, soothing songs that refresh and enchant. Expect a little eastern improvisation too, and a whole bunch of heartfelt goodness of honest music making. They play beautiful, melodic and reflective songs.

£8 (door)

https://johnnycampbell.co.uk/

 

4th December - GAELFORCE

Gaelforce

GAELFORCE are a celtic orientated folk rock band, based in West Yorkshire:

Chris Dyson - fiddle & main vocals - ex Mike Hardings Band

Geoff Taylor - guitars - ex Duncan McFarlane Band

Eddy Green - bass, vocals - ex Dave Burlands Shagpile

Matt Kirton - drums, vocals - ex Shane McGowan Band

All accomplished musicians having played in numerous bands over the years and at many, many festivals.

Gaelforce were a successful Celtic Rock band in the 1990s, formed in 1989. Three albums followed: “Gaelforce Live”, “Stoirm”and “Pay the Reckoning”. After approx 20yrs the band reformed with two original members; frontman, fiddler, singer Chris Dyson & bassist Gary Wells. Other original members were unable to be involved due to other musical commitments so Geoff Taylor joined on guitars. Geoff is probably the best folk rock guitarist in the Yorkshire area and has been a member of the Duncan McFarland Band for many years. They are joined on drums by Matt Kirton, recently relocated to the Yorkshire area from London, where he was the drummer with Shane McGowan’s band. Sadly original bassist Gary had to stand down and had been replaced by Barnsley lad `Eddy Green` who was a member of Dave Burlands `Shagpile` the seminal folk rock band Oscar the Frog and has played with Chris is a number of local ceilidh bands over the years.

£10

 

18 December - JACK DASH XMAS BASH

The Jack Dash

The Xmas Bash is becoming an institution. With last year’s cancelled owing to that nasty virus, this year’s will be better than ever.
£5 (door)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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