Laurels on fringe of the Bay?

Published: 26 February 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Laurels in Whitley Bay

A season celebrating survival awaits audiences at Tyneside’s freshest fringe venue.

Laurels Theatre, in the heart of Whitley Bay’s town centre, has unveiled a programme of homegrown and visiting productions, which runs from March through to Halloween, all from a little theatre upstairs in the old ‘buffs club’ on Whitley Road.

From hard-hitting dramas and political commentaries to family shows and belly-laugh comedies and cabaret performances, Laurels, which first opened in July 2021, is setting out a stall with something for all.

The season combines a collection of plays for longer runs, with one-, two- and three-nighters.