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November Club

November Club is an award winning performing arts company based in Northumberland. The company produces innovative theatre in unusual mural or extra-mural settings and collaborate with local communities, professional artists and performers as diverse as the Northumbria Cadets, local historians, National Trust volunteers and cartoon animators. Resultant work is always inextricably connected to the places and communities that stage it; the themes of performances taking cues from the historical and contemporary context of the site.

NC creates site-responsive and theatre-based performances in partnership with artists from various organisations and disciplines, underpinned by the principle of producing challenging, yet accessible, theatre for audiences from across society.

Northumbria Cadets, local historians, village halls, drama groups, architects, National Trust volunteers, local artists, cake-makers, food historians, folk musicians, archivists, librarians, cartoon artists, dancers, youth groups and primary school children.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £100,000
  • 2013-2014: £102,400
  • 2014-2015: £105,062

Video feed

What the Audiences Thought of Dr Mullins and the Case of the Elephant in the Dock

Juice Festival volunteers ask the audiences what they think of November Club's production of Dr Mullins and the Case of the Elephant in the Dock. Oct-Nov 2013 at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Inside Dr Mullins' Cabinet of Curiosities

Dare you peek inside the spooky cabinet at Newcastle's Theatre Royal? It's part of the November Club production of Dr Mullins and the Case of the Elephant in the Dock.

Walkergate Pupils solve the Case of the Elephant in the Dock

How pupils from Walkergate Primary school in Newcastle solved The Case of Dr Mullins and the Elephant in the Dock, a performance by November Club.

Walkergate Primary School pupils talk about working with November Club

Children from Walkergate Primary in Newcastle took part in a November Club performance of Dr Mullins and the Case of the Elephant in the Dock at the city's Theatre Royal as part of the Juice Festival.

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The Trial of Mlle d'Jeck

The pupils of Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle worked with performance company November Club to recreate the trial of Mlle d'Jeck, the performing elephant accused of murdering her keeper. Their input informed the show Dr Mullins and the Elephant in the Dock, performed as part of the Juice Festival. Oct 27th - Nov 3rd 2013 at Newcastle Theatre Royal.

The trial of Mlle d'Jeck: short version

A quick peek at how the pupils of Walkergate Primary School in Newcastle created a fair trial for Mlle d'Jeck, the performing elephant accused of murder. November Club worked with the pupils to tell the story and inform their performance of Dr Mullins and the Elephant in the Dock, Newcastle Theatre Royal, 27th Oct - 3rd Nov 2013 - part of the Juice Festival.

Walkergate Primary talk about the trial of Mlle d'Jeck

Schoolchildren from Walkergate Primary in Newcastle talk about taking part in the trial of performing elephant Mlle d'Jeck in the November Club production of Dr Mullins and the Elephant in the Dock.

Walkergate Primary children talk about Dr Mullins

Children from Walkergate Primary school in Walker say what they liked about November Club's performance Dr Mullins and The Elephant in the Dock.

Operation Pied Piper ITV Tyne Tees

A great piece by Tyne Tees TV News about November Club's acclaimed show Operation Pied Piper at Wallington, filmed in September 2013. Includes interviews with creative director Cinzia Hardy and actor Charlotte Sisson, as well as a glimpse of the show.

Operation Pied Piper

November Club and National Trust invite you to uncover the untold stories of Wallington during World War Two. Performances between September 12-26 September 2013. for booking information visit www.novemberclub.org.uk

'Teacups, Zebras and Dancing Kaisers' at Wallington 2012

Recorded on November 11, 2012 using a Flip Video camera.

November Club at Powburn Show

Recorded on August 4, 2012 using a Flip Video camera.

Morpeth Champions at the Morpeth Gathering

Recorded on April 14, 2012 using a Flip Video camera.

Stan Davidson, Champion Pizza Maker

Recorded on April 14, 2012 using a Flip Video camera.

Passing Through from Traces & Graces

"Passing Through" composed by Katie Doherty. Video extracts from Traces & Graces, a November Club production. The performances were woven from a combination of historical information and memories of Whalton Manor House, Northumberland. Arrangement: Katie Doherty (Vocals and Bodhran), Paul Knox and Hinny Pawsey (Fiddles) and Laura-Beth Salter (Mandolin). Copyright © 2009 Video created at www.threadmedia.co.uk

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Contact details

54a Newgate Street

Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 1BE

55.169041, -1.68935

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