£1? That's enough to get us going...

A glittering, glamourous peek into the spectacular world of online gambling.

All performances are Integrated BSL Interpreted

GAMBLE is a bittersweet multimedia show about addiction and its effect on families, friendships and communities. It challenges the stereotypes attached to compulsive gamblers through a personal narrative and is informed by interviews with industry experts, health professionals, people in recovery, and their loved ones.

Hannah used to think gambling was all about the big wins at the village monthly bingo. Then she moved to the BIG, bright city of Newcastle… and had huge nights at the casino. A decade later the gambling industry is all about online and BIGGER than ever!

Nothing will ever be any easier than being able to open your phone, log in online and start gambling, all within the comfort of your own home alongside those you love most.

All day.

All night.

Every second.


Each performance is followed by a post-show discussion with Dr Matthew Gaskell - Clinical Lead & Consultant Psychologist for The NHS Northern Gambling Service.

Trigger warning:

Gambling (live play, images, sounds) which may be very triggering to people with a gambling addiction or who are in recovery. References to mental health conditions.

The Creative Team:

Creator and Performer: Hannah Walker

Co- Creator: Rosa Postlethwaite

BSL Integrated Interpreter: Faye Alvi

Deaf Consultant: EJ Raymond

Creative Developer and Digital Artist: Paul Trickett

Director: Paula Penman

Lighting Designer and Stage Manager: Craig Spence

Original Music: Jamie Cook

Mentor: Amy Golding


Gambling with Lives07732 958

Gambling Support North East (funded by Gamble Aware)0808 278

GamCare0808 8020 133

NHS Northern Gambling Service0300 300

NHS National Gambling Helpline 0808 8020 133

Gamblers Anonymous07771 427

GamAnon (for friends and family members)

Smart Recovery0330 053 6022

Photography by picturesbybish