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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Roy Wood, Kate Rusby and the Twang

Here’s our 50th round-up of the year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the Twang, Uli Jon Roth and Kate Rusby.

Music
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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Blackadder’s back for remembrance

Blackadder’s back for remembrance

A comedy is being staged at theatres across Tyneside and Northumberland this remembrance weekend.

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Harry Jackson, who is now Artistic Director for Amplify Time Productions.

Former Blyth student launches his own theatre company

A student has launched his own theatre company after securing university funding.

News
Blyth Gang Show

Cubs and scouts get ready for the stage

Young people are ready to hit the stage and shine as the biannual Blyth Valley Gang Show approaches.

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Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Beaconsfield Players do 9 to 5

Players bring Dolly’s hits to stage

An hilarious comedy based on Dolly Parton’s song and hit movie 9 to 5 will be showing in Blyth until this weekend.

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Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Murder in the Ninetieth degree at Seaton Delaval Arts Centre

Drama turns to dark side

Locally-made theatre will be coming to a stage in Seaton Delaval this month.

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A scene from the play

Journey back to the Music Hall

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play about the region’s first music hall superstar, tours in the area from next week.

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Beldingtonshire Community High School perform Hairspray

Performers put on enthusiastic show

Talented pupils set toes tapping as they staged a much-loved musical.

Music
St Bede's Newsham Puss in Boots

Magical panto for all ages

A magical pantomime will put a smile on the faces of all the family when it comes to Newsham next week.

Theatre and Comedy

Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Rachael Burgess

Rachael sets up stage job

A creative student has been setting the scene for a career on the stage with an unusual work experience placement.

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