What's on in the North East

Peter Lathan

From Tuesday to Saturday, Northern Ballet brings The Little Mermaid to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

At Northern Stage on Tuesday and Wednesday, Kate O’Donnell performs You’ve Changed—It’s fourteen years since Kate transitioned and a lot has changed. Have you? In Stage 1 from Tuesday to Saturday, Curve, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and West Yorkshire Playhouse in association with English Touring Theatre present Pink Sari Revolution. Then in Stage 3 there are two productions: on Wednesday it’s a musical theatre performance, The Austerity Playbook; on Thursday and Friday it’s Daniel Bye’s Instructions for Border Crossing.

From Wednesday to Friday, there are two shows at Alphabetti this week: at 6:00 it’s WW1 drama Walter for age 8+ and at 7:30 Wilfred, a WW1 drama suitable for age 16+. Then on Saturday it’s the November Alphabetti Soup with, among other things, spoken word from Rowan McCabe and a new short play, Blues for Boys, by Melanie Hunter.

On Friday and Saturday at Dance City, Motionhouse presents Charge. Both performances are now sold out.

Mamma Mia! continues at Sunderland Empire until 11 November.

Sian Armstrong performs Stupid at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

At the Customs House in South Shields on Tuesday Rumpus Theatre returns with H G Wells’s The Red Room.

Shark in the Park for age 3+ comes to The Maltings in Berwick on Tuesday. Then on Friday, Black is the Color of My Voice, inspired by the life of Nina Simone, comes to the Henry Travers Studio. Finally on Sunday at 3:00 the Russian National Baller presents The Nutcracker.

On Monday, Proper Job Theatre presents Medusa at the Queen’s Hall in Hexham. Then on Wednesday, Elmer, the story of the patchwork elephant, for age 3 to 8, is at 1:30 and 4:30.

On Wednesday at 8:00, Postcard Theatre brings A Grey Divide to Cafedral Café at the corner of Saddler Street and Owengate in Durham.

On Wednesday, Well’s The Red Room comes to Hartlepool Town Hall.

At ARC Stockton on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00, fanSHEN presents Disaster Party in which the audience are guests at the party of the year, at the exclusive residence of Texan oil tycoon Dame Esmerelda Malone, in which they pop on their headphones, listen to their lines, and leave themselves behind as they become characters in this interactive show.

On Saturday OperaUpClose presents The Magic Flute at Harrogate Theatre.