Twenty Seven Productions’ “Steel and Iron” will be hitting Middlesbrough Town Hall  from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August, coronavirus restrictions permitting, with  tickets set to go on sale on Monday, June 14, via the Town Hall’s box office website. 

To mark the announcement, a new music video has been released for one of the  show’s songs, titled ‘Industry’. It was written by the show’s composer, top-ten  charting Middlesbrough singer-songwriter Alistair Griffin, and Cattle and Cane, AKA  brother and sister duo Joe and Helen Hammill. Paul Smith from Maximo Park has  also contributed to the show. 

Based on a concept by Middlesbrough-born producer Katie Gibson and written by  John Hoggarth, “Steel and Iron” follows a motley crew of people all from different  backgrounds but united by Middlesbrough, and asks: “What happens to a place that  is defined by its heritage and industry, when those are taken away from it?”. 

Teesside International Airport is the headline sponsor for the show, with Alistair also recording a song specially for the airport. Coronavirus restrictions permitting, a  preview will take place at the airport on August 5 for an invited, intimate audience. 

This week, in the run-up to the tickets going on general sale, the cast of the show will  be announced and some exciting competitions will be launched via the production  company’s Twitter handle @twentysevenprod – so watch this space for more news.

Director Jake Smith said: “This is a wonderful story, full of heart and forged in  Teesside steel, with some of the most beautiful and anthemic songs I’ve heard for  the stage. It’s definitely not to be missed.” 

Phil Forster, Managing Director of Teesside Airport, said: “Teesside International is  celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Like our airport, steel and ironmaking in the  region has a long and proud history, and that’s why our partnership with this fantastic  show is such a good fit.  

“I can’t wait to welcome people through our doors for the preview so they can  celebrate our heritage thanks to Katie and Twenty Seven Productions, and also  welcome a part of our future with our multimillion-pound terminal redevelopment and new summer routes taking off now.” 

To buy tickets when they go on sale, visit www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk

In February 2020 we shot this music video, in association with Linton Pictures, performed by Alistair Griffin. This is a version of our favourite song “Me, I’m from Middlesbrough, Me”. See how many of Middlesbrough’s locations you can spot!

“I want this on the big stage”

“This will put Middlesbrough on the map!”

“The music is beyond beautiful, I could’t help but cry”.

Click here to watch the music video for Steel and Iron.

WYTCHeditOur latest production – “Wytch” – is taking place throughout October in Newcastle. We will add more information as the production approaches, but for now you can visit the dedicated page which gives you links to buy tickets and further details.

Click here to go to the WYTCH page.

We made the announcement about our new production Hitler’s Headquarters last week, and with tickets selling fast we are already seeing some press coverage for this very special project.

You can of course read all about the project by clicking here – and the link will also give you details on how to buy tickets.

Follow these links to read press coverage on the event:

Gazette Live Article

BDaily Article

Tickets for our eagerly awaited production Hitler’s Headquarters in September and October in Newcastle go on sale July 24th.  You can find further information about the production alongside links to purchase tickets over on our upcoming page.

Booking tickets will be essential, so make sure that you get in early to secure yours.  Also on the upcoming page, you can see information on how to arrange group bookings or private tours.