Here’s our 38th round-up of this year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next seven days.
Next week’s will follow next Friday, September 30.
• A stage production of Mary Poppins can be seen at Newcastle City Hall until Saturday, October 29. Based on stories by Pamela Lyndon Travers and the 1964 Walt Disney film, scored by Richard and Robert Sherman, this 2004 production was adapted by Julian Fellowes, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Tickets cost from £22.50 to £62.50. For details, go to www.theatreroyal.co.uk
• The Enemy are bringing their farewell tour to Newcastle’s O2 Academy tomorrow, September 24. Tickets to see the indie rock act, priced £20, have sold out but might be available from secondary sellers. The trio, formed in Coventry in 2006, are best known for their chart-topping debut album, 2007’s We’ll Live and Die in These Towns. Their fourth and final album, last year’s It’s Automatic, was a No 21 hit. For details, go to academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle
• US soul trio the Three Degrees can be seen at the Sage Gateshead’s hall two next Thursday, September 29. The act, formed in Pennsylvania in 1963, consists these days of Helen Scott, Valerie Holiday and Freddie Pool. Tickets to see the threesome, best known for their chart-topping 1974 single When Will I See You Again, cost £40.31, £26.88 or £24.19. Eleazar King will be supporting. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com
• Scottish folk singer Karen Matheson will be on song at the Sage Gateshead’s hall two tomorrow, September 24. The Capercaillie frontwoman is on tour to promote her fourth solo album, Urram, released in October last year. Tickets to see the Argyll-born 53-year-old cost £19.35. Fara will be supporting. For details, go to www.sagegateshead.com
• Oscar Scheller is on at Think Tank in Newcastle on Monday, September 26. The lo-fi pop singer-songwriter, known as Oscar for short, is on tour to promote his debut album, Cut and Paste, released in May. Tickets to see the 24-year-old Londoner at the Digital venue cost £6.60. Girli will be supporting. For details, go to www.thinktanknewcastle.com
• Norwegian psychedelic rock act Electric Eye on at the Cluny in Newcastle on Sunday, September 25. The lo-fi pop singer-songwriter, known as Oscar for short, is on tour to promote his debut album, Cut and Paste, released in May. Tickets to see the four-piece band, formed in Bergen in 2012, cost £6. They’re over here to plug their second LP, A Different Sun, released in April. Behold a Pale Horse will be supporting. For details, go to www.thecluny.com
• The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats can be seen at the Sunderland Empire tonight and tomorrow, September 23 and 24. Tickets to see the 1981 show, adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, cost £17.85 to £47.35. For details, go to www.atgtickets.com/venues/sunderland-empire