Twenty Seven Productions will be at ARC with Alistair Griffin to rehearse their upcoming production of Steel & Iron from Monday 20 – Friday 24 June 2022.

Based on a concept by Middlesbrough-born producer Katie Gibson and written by John Hoggarth, Steel & 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?”

A 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.

Alistair Griffin

Alistair Griffin, a singer songwriter from the North East, has a reputation for writing songs for the nation’s biggest moments.

He first came to prominence on BBC show Fame Academy with a top 20 album and hit single with Bee Gee Robin Gibb. He emerged again with a new album Albion Sky shortly after his song Just Drive entered the Top 40 after being used by the BBC to close their coverage of an exciting F1 season.

Since then his songs have been used to montage all the great British sporting events including Wimbledon, the Olympics, FA Cup and British Open golf to name just a few.

His cover of Only You was streamed to billions round the globe when once again the BBC picked Alistair’s take on the Yazoo classic to montage the 2018 Royal Wedding.

He tours regularly through the UK with his live shows gaining a reputation for their raw acoustic quality and pure vocals. Alistair is the lead composer of Steel & Iron and has worked with Twenty Seven for a number of years, making him an undeniable force behind the project.

Steel & Iron will be hitting the Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough between 11 July and 17 July this year, and tickets are available from

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