SPRING Season 2022

Progressive Players

An Evil Thing

A new play by Sarah-May Simpson

18th - 23rd July 2022

In Tyneside during the Second World War, the sadistic tendencies of a 12-year-old bully take a deadly turn when she and her naive cousin are evacuated from South Shields.

Containing some strong language, An Evil Thing is a dark contemporary one act play. It was the Progressive Players' entry in the 2022 Durham & Sunderland One Act Festival, held in March at the Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley. Against some stiff competition, An Evil Thing won the Allan Monkhouse Award for Best New Play.

The Progressive Players are delighted to be bringing this award-winning production to the stage of the Little Theatre Gateshead, as an addition to the previously announced programme of plays for 2022. Tickets will be available soon, on a pay-as-you-please basis.

Running time approximately 50 minutes. Not suitable for children.

Kathryn Sergison
Elaine Watt
Laura Astin

Stage Manager  
Lighting set  
Lighting operate  
Sound set Marian Walker
Sound operate Jim McGrath
Wardrobe Marie Brown, Gillian Rolfe
Convenor Sue Clark
Props Theresa Mulkerrin, Lorna Watson

Directed by

Jenny Race