Stooged Theatre was formed in 2003 by a group of young adults who had a desire to write, produce and create their own performances around Newcastle. After receiving a government grant to kick start the group, they discovered a love for modernising Shakespearian classics for a young audience, whilst still focusing on producing original and contemporary works.
In both 2009 and 2010, Stooged Theatre was professionally commissioned to produce the main event of the annual Gloucester Shakespeare Festival.
2009 also saw the company produce their first contemporary play: Neil Labute's The Shape Of Things. Audience reactions were overwhelmingly positive, and the production won lead actress Giverny Lewis a City Of Newcastle Drama Award (CONDA) for Best Professional Actress.
Due to this success, in 2011 Stooged Theatre started focusing on producing only contemporary, challenging plays written in the 21st Century. This saw them invited into the Civic Inspirations Subscription Season with their production of Nina Raine's Rabbit – a show which won the 2011 CONDA for Best Professional Production and gave the company record crowds.
In 2011 Stooged also produced the Australian premiere of Joshua Schers The Footage (taking out the Best Professional Actress CONDA for Samantha Assers lead performance) and the Australian cult classic Rio Saki And Other Falling Debris.
The Taming of the Shrew (2004)
Dining with Jessica Valentine (2004)
Much Ado About Nothing (2005)
The Good Doctor (2006)
Don's Holiday (2007)
The Real Inspector Hound (2007)
12th Night (2008 and 2009)
The Shape Of Things (2009)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2010)
The Footage (2011)
Rio Saki And Other Falling Debris (2011)