Recent, Current & Upcoming Schedule

Provisional schedule (all evening performances to commence at 7.30pm)
Thursday 12th July Swanland Village Hall
Friday 13th July North Dalton, The Old Chapel (includes supper and wine)
Saturday 14th July Bridlington, The Spotlight Theatre
Sunday 15th July Bishop Burton Village Hall
Tuesday 17th July Hutton-le-Hole Village Hall
Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th July Beverley, East Riding Theatre
Friday 20th July Cranbrook, Kent, Branden Barn
Saturday 21st July Forest Row, Sussex, The Barebones Project
Sunday 22nd July tbc

Fallen Leaves

30th October to 11th November 2018

In the autumn we shall be presenting a Gallimaufry to mark the armistice at the end of the First World War. It will include popular songs/music hall of the time, the war poets, letters from the trenches, sketches (a la Black Adder or indeed ‘The Good Old Days’). It will not be a respectful but not a solemn occasion. The final two performances will be at the East Riding Theatre, Beverley, on the 11th day of the 11th month. The full schedule will be announced soon. 

Tale-Spinners 2018

Your Story on Stage – again!

Following the success of our Tale Spinners events in April and May of this year we ran another series this January. After 8 rounds of story-telling and a final at the East Riding Theatre on 31st January the winner was Don Rhodes with his tale New Tricks.

However, as before, the main aim of the evenings was entertainment rather than competition, and the audiences were royally entertained every evening.




During the first half of 2017 we mounted platform performances of Dylan Thomas’s

Under Milk Wood

at the East Riding Theatre.

All performances were sold out, but we plan revivals there and/or a tour of East Riding villages.

Watch this space





 In Spring 2015 and Autumn 2016

we toured with Patrick Garland’s

Brief Lives

a highly amusing one-man show which follows a day in the life of


John Aubrey

the seventeenth century diarist

See audience reaction at

“Everything is here – wit, farce, tragedy, pathos – often bawdy, frequently uproariously funny. A truly delightful entertainment.”The Guardian


Old John Aubrey takes his audience by the hand and, with a twinkle in his eye, leads you through a day late in his life, launching into wicked tales.  He regales you with tales of his contemporaries – Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Nell Gwyn – and stories gleaned as a child from folk who knew the likes of Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth, Sir Walter Raleigh. By turns he is a stand-up comic, a philosopher, a lodger in a garret room suffering crying babies and other noisy co-tenants. Once he starts speaking to you he is like the Ancient Mariner – you cannot choose but hear.

Funded by the Arts Council of Great Britain

and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council


In February Other Lives Productions presented a short tour entitled


 A fireside entertainment of tales to chase away the last of Winter

 Readings and semi-dramatisations,

including a guest appearance from the past

Featuring Richard Avery

(formerly of the Royal Shakespeare Company)


Neil King

(John Aubrey in Brief Lives)

Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council


In September and October 2016 Other Lives actors Richard Avery, Neil King and Gordon Meredith appeared in the East Riding Theatre’s production of Hamlet


 Future plans include productions of

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

(A revival of our 2012 production at the East Riding Theatre and other venues)

Ben Jonson’s The Alchemist

and a revival of Christmas at Arles

(our 2008 play about Gaughin and Van Gogh)

If you would like news of our forthcoming shows, do email us on and we’ll place you on our e-circulation list

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