What's on in the North East

Peter Lathan

Grease comes to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal from Monday to Saturday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Wales Millennium Centre production of Man to Man, the story of Ella, a woman forced to adopt the identity of her dead husband in order to survive in Nazi Germany, comes to Northern Stage. Also on Tuesday and Wednesday in Stage 3, Camisado Club previews its latest show, a version of Bluebeard, a “colourful, glitter-splattered noir.” Finally on Friday and Saturday Northsea Theatre presents Hyem, North East playwright Philip Correia’s debut play.

Goth Weekend continues at Live Theatre until 28 October.

At Alphabetti from Tuesday to Thursday at 7:30, Nick Cassenbaum presents Bubble Schmeisis and then on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:30, Cloud Nine brings its new production, Peter Mortimer’s The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard.

A "riotous ragtag gang of bold adventurers" brings The Hunting of the Snark to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Tuesday at 4:00.

The latest incarnation of State of Grace’s And All the Humans Will Be Eliminated comes to Dance City on Thursday. Then on Sunday at 2:00, presented by Bad Taste Cru in partnership with Juice Festival, Just Jam International: Battle is celebrating its 10th year and there will also be a number rap, DJ and dance performances from special guests.

From Tuesday until 11 November, Mamma Mia! comes to Sunderland Empire.

Mad Alice Theatre Company presents She Wins All the Races—A Tragicomedy with Biscuits at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

As part of Sunderland Stages Zest Theatre and Half Moon present What Once Was Ours, an immersive show for young people about identity and belonging, at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus on Wednesday.

Dirty Dusting returns to the Customs House on Thursday, followed on Friday by Austen the Musical.

One-man show Murder by Gaslight comes to the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Thursday.

The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard is at the Surf Café in Tynemouth on Monday.

Cloud Nine’s production of The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard transfers to the Exchange in North Shields from Thursday to Saturday.

The TakeOff Festival of children’s theatre 2017 takes place in venues across Co Durham, including the Gala Theatre, Bishop Auckland Town Hall and The Witham in Barnard Castle, this week.

State of Grace’s And All the Humans Will Be Eliminated comes to the Witham on Friday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Rumpus Theatre Company brings The Ghost’s Touch by Wilkie Collins to Billingham Forum.

What Once Was Ours transfers to Hartlepool Town Hall on Tuesday. Then on Sunday at 2:30, it’s the turn of family show Don’t Dribble on the Dragon.

At ARC Stockton on Saturday (11:30 and 2:30), Theatre Hullabaloo and BonteHond as part of TakeOff Festival present iPet (for age 3+).

Laitrum Theatre comes to Darlington this week in the Crown Street Library (Monday to Wednesday) and the Cornmill Shopping Centre (Thursday to Saturday) presenting Micro-Shakespeare, an interactive installation which casts the audience as a performer or viewer in an intimate 8-minute performance.

On Sunday at 9:00, Cloud Nine brings The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard to the Quakerhouse in Darlington.

The Game’s a Foot, Try the Fish comes to the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond in Thursday.

6:12 presents Stones in his Pockets in The Studio at Harrogate Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday.

From Thursday to Sunday at various times throughout the day, The Paper Birds presents Mobile in a caravan in Harrogate Town Centre (tickets from Harrogate Theatre).