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Locks to look forward to as Hairspray bounces back to city

Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences can prepare themselves for a week of beautifully coiffed fun once again as the crowning glory of feel-good musicals Hairspray returns to the city next week from Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30.

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Demi Lovato is on in Newcastle tonight.

Here’s our 23rd round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the W

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Gangsta Granny by Birmingham Stage Company.

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, Theatre Royal, until Saturday, September 2

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny is one of those shows that really does appeal to all ages - even little ones.


REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
The HandleBards, the world's first bicycle-powered Shakespearean actors will be heading back to Northumberlandia in Cramlington.

Bicycle Bards back at local landmark

The world’s first bicycle-powered Shakespearean actors will be heading back to Northumberlandia in the summer.

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From left: David McCarthy and Louis Roberts, in Lancelot Errington and his Nevvy Mark and the taking of Lindisfarne Castle. Picture by Keith Pattison

REVIEW: The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Daft Tales, Northumberland Theatre Company, Bamburgh Pavilion

It’s been a time of upheaval for the renowned Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC), after recently upping sticks from Alnwick Playhouse – their home of many years – and moving to Amble’s Dovecote Centre.

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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until March 31

There's a whole lot of monkeying around on the stage at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week.

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REVIEW: Jersey Boys - Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 31

Oh what a night, late March, back in twenty eighteen, what a very special time for me ... it doesn't quite have the same ring to it!

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Stephanie Morgan School of Dance

Dancers’ tribute to Claire

A dance show is being held next month in memory of a special woman.

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Rebecca Sian Currie who will play the lead role in Made in Dagenahm at the Phoenix Theatre, Blyth.

Musical to be extra special for Rebecca

The British 1960s’ inspired Musical Made in Dagenham will come to Blyth next week, bringing with it the message of love and fighting for what is right.

Northburn Primary School presented the Lion King.

Roaring success for school’s Lion King

The week before February half-term, Northburn Primary School produced a wonderful performance of Disney’s The Lion King.

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Fund-raising for festival

A Blyth-based arts organisation has set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for its growing festival.

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Tony Maudsley as Kenneth in Benidorm.

Spring - 'tis a season to be jolly at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A theatrical treasure chest of riches, featuring breath-taking dance, thought-provoking drama, feel-good musicals and family shows are on the cards this season and beyond at Newcastle Theatre Royal.
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The panto cast

REVIEW: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Tyne Theatre, until December 31

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without going to see a panto of some kind for me.

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Alexandra Burke

Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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Peter Kay

Peter Kay UK tour cancelled including 7 shows in Newcastle, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling his Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Lyn Paul is back in the role of Mrs Johnstone

REVIEW: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (December 2)

The instantaneous and prolonged standing ovation at the end of Monday's opening night at the Sunderland Empire said it all - Blood Brothers is bloody brilliant!
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Final touches put on Ashington panto

Final touches put on Ashington panto

The final touches are being made and the costumes are ready and waiting as Ashington Pantomime Group prepares to stage Aladdin.

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