What's on in the North East

Peter Lathan

The Northern Stage and Nottingham Playhouse co-production of Ayub Khan-Din’s East Is East opens at Northern Stage on Tuesday and runs until 13 May. From Thursday to Saturday (various times), Full House Theatre presents The Elves and the Shoemaker in Stage 2.

Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion continues at Live Theatre until 6 May.

Second Hand Dance presents Getting Dressed, for ages 3 to 7, at Dance City on Saturday at 3PM.

From Tuesday to Saturday, All or Nothing, the Mod musical celebrating the music of The Small Faces, comes to Sunderland Empire.

On Sunday 23 at 11AM and 2:30PM, The Panto Company brings The Little Mermaid to the Customs House in South Shields.

Also in South Shields, at The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word, on Monday at 11AM and 2PM, Kitchen Zoo presents The Owl and the Pussycat for ages 3 to 7.

This week at Alnwick Playhouse, 2Magpies Theatre performs Ventoux on Tuesday, then on Friday at 10AM and Saturday at 10:30AM, Creative Cocoon presents The Friendly Dragon and the Tiny Bird, a sensory exploration session specially designed for non-walking babies, and finally on Friday evening at 7:30PM, the Reduced Shakespeare Company and Seabright Productions present William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged).

From Friday to Sunday (various times), Leah Bell presents the Easter panto Sleeping Beauty at the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth.

The Scarecrows' Wedding, based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (for age 3+), comes to The Maltings in Berwick at 1:30PM on Thursday.

Second Hand Dance brings Getting Dressed to the Queen’s Hall in Hexham at 2PM on Thursday.

The Scarecrow’s Wedding is also at the Gala in Durham on Tuesday and Wednesday (various times).

On Saturday (11AM and 2PM) and Sunday (11AM) Mr Bloom’s Nursery—Live is at Billingham Forum.

On Saturday at 2PM, Bad Guys, for children aged 5 to 11, comes to the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond.

Wow! Said the Owl, for children aged 2 to 5, is in the Studio at Harrogate Theatre from Thursday to Saturday at 11AM and 2PM.