Recent, Current & Upcoming Schedule


Leadwell       Gordon Meredith

Swiddles                     Neil King

Thelma                  Evie Gutteridge


Director      Richard Avery

Stage Manager/Technician, Sound and Music     Nathan Smith


Summer 2022

Where you Anyone Before, Private Godfrey?

A play by Nicolas Ridley about the life of his father, Arnold. Wounded three times in WW1, invalided out, actor at Birmingham Rep until ‘let go’, Arnold kept going by working in his father’s boot and shoe shop. In spare time he sat in a lumber room above the shop writing plays, and so successful was he that at one time he had three plays running concurrently in the West End. Becoming wealthy, he spent much time in the 1930s on the French Riviera. Through a disastrous foray into films he lost all his money, served as a Major in WW2, struggled to survive financially, and like many jobbing actors spent hours waiting for the telephone to ring with the offer of a job. And then along came Dad’s Army…

During lockdown we have been developing the script with Nic Ridley.
Provisional casting involves Jessica Duffield, Evie Gutteridge and Neil King
Richard Avery will direct
Touring June and July 2022
Provisional dates
Thursday 16th June
 Etton Village Hall HU17 7PG
For reservations ring 01482 862752
or email
Friday 17th June
Old Malton War Memorial Hall YO17 7HD
Saturday 18th June
Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall YO41 1LL
Sunday 19th June
Withernsea Meridian Centre HU19 2HH
For reservations ring 01482 862752 or email
Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd June
Friday 24th June
Heron Theatre, Milnthorpe
Saturday 25th June
Bishop Burton Village Hall  HU17 8QJ
For reservations ring 01482 862752 or email
Sunday 26th June
Monk Fryston and Hillam Community Centre LS25 5EA
Tuesday 28th June
Ropewalk, Barton-upon-Humber
Wednesday 29th June
Thursday 30th June
Sutton on the Forest, Grey Village Hall YO61 1DP
Friday 1st July
Potto Village Hall DL6 3HQ
Saturday 2nd July
Whixley Village Hall Y026 8AP
Sunday 3rd July
Arts Centre, Helmsley
Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th July
Beverley East Riding Theatre HU17 9BE
£??  For reservations ring 01482 874050
Tuesday 12th July
Wednesday 13th July
Thursday 14th July
North Dalton Old Chapel YO25 9XA
£?? including supper
For reservations ring 01377 217625
or email or
Friday 15th July
Lockington Village Hall YO25 9SN
Saturday 16th July
Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington
Sunday 17th July
Yarm Arts Centre





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 2016 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


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