About Us

Established in the year 2000 (oh yes it was!), Dragon Tale Theatre Group works with members of all ages from the local community to work on and produce an annual pantomime. The charity provides opportunities for young people and adults to explore music, dance and drama within the community and is active all year round with the AGM being held in February and rehearsals starting in April with a performance every October half term.

The group seeks to promote an increase in self-confidence, self-esteem and social interaction through the valuing of all skills and contributions to the group. Skills covered include performance skills; costume production; stage-craft; make-up and wig skills; sound and lighting production; scenery and props production; music support; fund-raising; ticket sales and front of house; administrative tasks and social activities.

Dragon Tale Theatre Group is reliant on its hard-working volunteers who fundraise throughout the year to ensure each that everyone who wants to be a Dragon, can. The production is promoted through NODA (National Operatic and Drama Association www.noda.org.uk) and local press like the Hexham Courant and Newcastle Evening Chronicle. Each year brings its own unique challenges which are met in force by the strength of the Dragon Tale team and the combination of skills it provides.

Registered Charity Number: 1107712
WINNERS NODA Awards 2020- Best Pantomime (North Region) for Rapunzel
WINNERS NODA Awards 2019- Best Pantomime (North Region) for Jack and the Beanstalk

Dragon Tale Theatre Group Committee

Chair- Sue Henderson
Vice-chair- Marianne Nesbitt
Secretary- Lorraine Lathan
Treasurer- Ben Rutherford-Orrock
Fundraising- Tahnya Tulip-Maughan
Publicity- Ian Warburton
Grants Officer- Stu Rutherford-Orrock

Safeguarding Officers- Lorraine Lathan, Sue Henderson, Stu Rutherford-Orrock