The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

We would like to invite all Arts Award students to a free performance of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee' directed by renowned West End director and choreographer, Ian Waller.

About this event

Starts: Wednesday 18 May 2016 1:30 PM

Ends: Wednesday 18 May 2016 9:30 PM

At: Whitley Bay Playhouse, Tyne and Wear

We are thrilled that Ian Waller has taken time from his current role as Resident Director on the UK tour of 'Annie' to join us on this production; other recent credits include 'Singing in the Rain' [National Theatre & International tour], 'Mamma Mia!' [International tour], 'Billy Elliot' [Victoria Palace Theatre] and 'Walking with Dinosaurs' [International Arena tour]. Joining Ian on our creative team is Musical Director, Richie Anderson, currently resident on the UK tour of 'Billy Elliot' and International choreographer Gina Johnson.

Performances take place at The Whitley Bay Playhouse, 1.30 pm & 7.30 pm, on Wednesday the 18th of May.

If you would like to reserve a free ticket please email and let us know for which performance

[email protected]

Please note, we do not recommend this production for students under 11 years.


Lucy Sage

Lucy Sage

SA Performing Arts Centre is the north east's only full and part-time vocational college catering for children aged 3 years to adult. There are many ways young performers can become involved with performing arts at SA Centre from full-time training (16 years +), weekend and evening classes, specialised masterclasses with visiting professionals and annual shows with our sister company SA Productions. We are happy to be an Arts Award Supporter; offering activities for students working towards their Arts Award.


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