What's on in the North East
The panto Peter Pan opens at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal on Tuesday and runs until 21 January.
Alice in Wonderland continues at Northern Stage until 6 January.
In the Studio at Live Theatre, The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes continues until 16 December.
Blowin’ a Hooley Theatre presents The Filleting Machine at Newcastle’s Alphabetti from Tuesday to Thursday. On Tuesday at 9:30 Mortal Fools presents Sian Armstrong’s one-woman show Stupid. Then on Friday, Forest Sounds Theatre presents Church of Jim—A New Congregation, immersive alternative-comedy, and on Saturday it is the December edition of Alphabetti Soup which includes a new theatre piece, Pollice et Digitos by Jamie Morren, directed by Karen Traynor.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs from Friday until 15 December at the NE6 Suite in Newcastle.
From Thursday to Saturday (various time), Dance City presents Arthur Pita’s The Little Match Girl, a dance piece aimed at ages 5 to 11.
Blood Brothers returns to Sunderland Empire from Monday to Saturday.
A Ship of Fools presents Welcome to Paradise—think the Mighty Boosh teaming up with The League of Gentlemen to present a performance lecture about the evils of capitalism!—at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.
Half Moon Theatre with a Wrongsemble Production presents Three, fables and fairytales for ages 3 to 8, at the National Glass Centre on Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00. Part of Sunderland Stages.
The Customs House panto The Lambton Worm opens on Tuesday and runs until 6 January. In the Studio from Saturday until 24 December (various times) the story of Santa’s Naughty Elf (for the under-7s) reveals how Elfluent became the Elf he is.
Playhouse Whitley Bay’s panto Cinderella opens on Saturday and runs until 7 January.
Robinson Crusoe continues at Durham’s Gala Theatre until 6 January.
Cinderella opens at the Empire Theatre in Consett and runs until 31 December.
On Wednesday at The Witham in Barnard Castle, Townsend Productions presents We are the Lions, Mr Manager, the story of the Grunwick strike of 1976-78.
Cinderella opens at Billingham Forum on Saturday and runs until 7 January.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Chapterhouse Theatre Company brings A Christmas Carol to Middlesbrough Theatre. Then on Thursday, the Vienna Festival Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty.
Encountering the Other, an international collaboration between The Market Lab, Johannesburg, and ODDMANOUT, Darlington, is at Darlington Hippodrome on Monday.