What's on in the North East

Peter Lathan

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical comes to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, from Tuesday to Saturday.

New writing evening Playing Up returns to Stage 3 at Northern Stage on Tuesday, followed on Wednesday by Powder Keg with Morale is High (Since We Gave Up Hope), predicting what could happen between now and the next general election in 2020, exploring the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.

From Tuesday to Thursday at Alphabetti, Stammermouth presents Just a Few Words: a man with a stammer just wants to say how he feels, as a broken record player and a pile of thoughts keep interrupting him.

At Arts Centre Washington on Wednesday and Thursday, Artemis Theatre Company presents No More Room In Hell, a stage adaptation of the cult classic Night of the Living Dead by George A Romero, with a few twists and turns along the way.

Kelly Abbott Dance Theatre presents Launch Day, celebrating, in collaboration with visual artist Alexander Millar, the industrial history of North East shipyard communities, at Sunderland College’s Bede Campus on Wednesday. (Part of Sunderland Stages.)

On Tuesday, Joss Arnott Dance brings its Triple Bill of A Movement in 3, RUSH and V to Alnwick Playhouse.

Joss Arnott Dance moves to the Queen’s Hall in Hexham on Thursday.

On Saturday, A Ship of Fools presents Theatre: Welcome to Paradise at Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

The Hartlepool Monkey by Carl Grose and produced by Fuel comes to the Town Hall Theatre in Hartlepool on Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday at 7:00, queer performance platform Mother's Ruin returns to ARC Stockton with Mother's Bloomers, a space for local, alternative and innovative artists to present new, adventurous and bold short works. There will be seven performers: Jonluke McKie, Holly Gallagher, Beth O’Doherty, Virginia Kennard, Jamie Tansley and Bonnie and the Bonnettes.

Austen the Musical comes to Saltburn Community Theatre on Friday.