Over the years, GMDT has developed a portfolio of events, largely built up and developed by the Trust's interest groups. This section previews and reports on GMDT- organised events, for a comprehensive listing of events in and around Morpeth, we recommend the More in Morpeth website.
NTC present "Heartspur"
04 October 2018
7:30pm New Life Centre, Dacre St
Northumberland Theatre Co in association with GMDT present: "Heartspur"
"a new play with music by Bob Shannon: The story of Harry Hotspur and the battle of Shrewsbury, set in gangland Newcastle in 1963, ‘Henry IV Part 1’ meets ‘Get Carter’ meets ‘Six-Five Special’: a jukebox tragedy! Using the very best of Shakespeare’s words alongside modern dialogue and truly memorable songs from the girl bands of the sixties, this new play from North East writer Bob Shannon has a terrific plot, fiery characters, marvellous music and plenty of humour and drama. Suitable for everyone over 13."
Tickets £9 from Morpeth Chantry TIC, GMDT or from Frank Resigno tel 01670 510743
Darkest Hour (2017)
05 October 2018
Morpeth Community Cinema - screening films on the first Friday of the month from September to June - Morpeth Town Hall 7pm
Tickets available for the month before screening from GMDT. Chantry TIC or the Town Hall - or on the door if not sold out
Friday 5th October Darkest Hour (2017)
Director: Joe Wright
Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristen Scott Thomas
Screenplay: Anthony McCarten
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
This inspiring true story begins after the “phoney war” of 1939. In May 1940, within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face his most turbulent and defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or fight for the liberty and freedom of a nation. The seemingly invincible German army is progressing rapidly through Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent. With an unprepared public, a sceptical King and his own political party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of history.
Gary Oldman gives a terrific and faithful portrait of Churchill for which won both the Oscar and BAFTA for best actor in 2018. “ Gary Oldman is in phenomenal form as Churchill.....This isn’t an uncritical celebration of British bulldog spirit but a nuanced portrait of Churchill at a key point early in the war...... He tackles the role in bravura fashion, showing us the character’s weaknesses and how far he had to go to overcome them.” The Independent
Friday 2nd November The Post (2017)
Friday 7th December Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2018)
10 November 2018
7pm Morpeth Town Hall
Live streaming of the Royal Opera production of Madam Butterfly
Ermonela Jaho, Marcelo Puente, Scott Hendricks and Elizabeth Deshong with the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conductor Antonio Pappano
Tickets £10 includes refreshments available from Morpeth Town Hall 01670-514314, Morpeth Tourist Information 01670-623454, GMDT 01670-503866 Frank 01670-510743.
Picnic in the Park 2019
14 July 2019
Free family fun at the annual Picnic in the Park
We are always on the look out for new opportunities so if you have an event you could see working well in Morpeth or would like to work with our interest groups to develop new ideas please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01670 503866.
We also recommend "Inside Morpeth" magazine edited by Ian Leech email: email@example.com for more in-depth reporting of local events.