What's on in the North East

Peter Lathan

Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith, comes to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from Tuesday to Saturday.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar visits Northern Stage on Thursday (1PM) and Friday (10AM and 1PM).

The Six Twenty present Mixtape: The 90s on Friday at Live Theatre.

The Eliot Smith Company brings a triple bill of PITMAN, Interrupted Souls and We Got the Beat to Dance City on Friday.

On Friday and Saturday, English Youth Ballet presents Swan Lake at Sunderland Empire.

The University of Sunderland Faculty of Arts Design and Media’s showcase, Sunfest, continues until 27 May.

On Friday, EDge, the postgraduate performance company of the London Contemporary Dance School, brings a triple bill to the Queen’s Hall in Hexham.

At the Gala in Durham, English Touring Opera’s Patience (Monday) and Tosca (Tuesday) are sold out.

Children’s show Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom is at Billingham Forum on Wednesday and Thursday (various times).

Declaration, which examines when we want, need or are forced to declare our differences and the faces we wear to fit in, is at Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday at 7PM.

Another England (see our news story) is at ARC Stockton on Thursday. Then on Saturday at 11:30 and 2:20, Spark Arts, Big Imaginations and Turned On Its Head present Sponge, a new kind of dance show for babies aged 4 months up to 4 years.

Declaration is at The Witham in Barnard Castle on Friday.

And Declaration is also at Saltburn Community and Arts Association on Monday.

In the Studio at Harrogate Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Most Wanted in association with LittleMighty presents Life By The Throat, the story of one man’s life, birth to death, written and performed by a woman, Eve Steele (ex-Coronation Street), in celebration of the men she has known, loved and wanted to punch in the face.