Recent, Current & Upcoming Schedule

Currently we are mounting platform performances of Dylan Thomas’s

Under Milk Wood

at the East Riding Theatre.

All performances are sold out, but will be revivals soon there and/or a tour of East Riding villages.

Watch this space



Your Story on Stage

Many people will have heard about the success of the live story-telling event in the USA entitled ‘The Moth’ whereby anybody may submit a story which is read to an audience.

Other Lives Productions in conjunction with the East Riding Theatre invites you to spin a tale, fact or fiction. You may perform your story, or if you prefer it can be performed by a professional actor, at one of several venues in April and May of this year.

Entries are invited from anybody, young or old. Stories must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length, and submitted via email attachment, with TALE-SPINNER in the subject line, to Submissions are welcomed as soon as possible, but in any event no later than 31st March 2017.

The main aim of the evening will be entertainment, but there will be a competitive element in that at the end of each evening there will be a prize-giving prize based upon audience  votes. There is no entry fee for the stories, but the audience will be charged and this will fund some prizes and pay for venues.

Venues so far are:

The East Riding Theatre on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th April

Bishop Burton Village Hall on Saturday 29th April

Swanland Village Hall on Saturday13th May

The Old Chapel, North Dalton Friday 19th May

The East Riding Theatre on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th May

Sue Wilsea, writer, performer and workshop leader,

will do a  Q & A session at the beginning of the evening on

Thursday 13th April

Nick Quantrill is an author of Hull-based crime novels featuring private eye  Joe Geraghty . He will speak at the beginning of the  evening on 24th May

Val Wood, local author of historical romance novels, will be appearing at the beginning of the evening on Thursday 25th May to speak about her work, and about writing in general, and will take part in a question and answer session

If you have any questions about these events, please ring either

Neil on 01482 862752 or 07772 189142


Richard on 07780 734330

Funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council

in association with

Hull City of Culture 2017



Please see below re the upcoming production by She Productions, a sister company of Other Lives at the East Riding Theatre


Friday 26th May – Sunday 28th May

£14 / £13

She Productions, Theatre Company in Residence at the East Riding Theatre, is back by popular demand with a new comedic review show, after the sell-out success of Beverley Does Broadway in 2015.
As an actor, no matter how hard you try, there is always one role that you know you will never get! Surrounded by an industry based on physical appearance, race, and gender, She Productions are here to break boundaries and turn typecasting on its head. MissCast is an evening of familiar songs and sketches performed in revolutionary ways. 

A satirical musical comedy review about the struggles and woes of life as an actor. La La Land meets Extras.

For tickets ring East Riding Theatre on 01482 874050

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 Endgame

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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