What's on in the North East
Peter Pan continues at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle until 21 January.
At Northern Stage Alice in Wonderland continues until 6 January. Until 30 December (various times), Little Angel Theatre’s Me…, for age 2 to 4 and based on the book by popular children’s author Emma Dodd, comes to Stage 3. On Saturday in Stage 1, The Suggestible’s present their Impro Pantso.
The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes runs at Live Theatre until 16 December. From Thursday to Saturday Mixtape: Christmas is in the Main Theatre.
Men with Coconuts in partnership with CaroleW Productions presents Improvised Bond at Alphabetti Theatre from Wednesday to Friday. On Thursday at 9:30, MC Hammersmith (a.k.a. Will Naameh, the tall skinny one from Men with Coconuts) and friends present an hour of white people performing improvised hip hop comedy based on your suggestions.
The Tyne Theatre and Opera House’s panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs runs until 31 December.
The Pantodrome in Times Square, Newcastle, opens its panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, on Monday, running until 30 December.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs continues at NE6 Suite in Newcastle until Friday.
Sleeping Beauty at Gateshead International Stadium continues until 30 December.
Sunderland Empire’s panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, opens on Friday and runs until 30 December.
At the Customs House in South Shields, the panto The Lambton Worm runs until 6 January in the Main House while in The Studio, Santa’s Naughty Elf (for the under-7s) runs until 24 December. Many performances of Santa’s N E are sold out and there is only limited availability at others.
Also at the Customs House this week is a Christmas Murder Mystery (including a three-course Christmas meal) on Monday and Tuesday. Then on Wednesday for one night only, it’s A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera from GreenMatthews, with special guest Jude Rees: a blend of Victorian carols and midwinter folk songs followed by an hour-long folk opera retelling the story of Scrooge and the Cratchits.
The Adventures of Sinbad opens at The Maltings in on Friday and runs until 31 December.
At the Queen’s Hall in Hexham this week, Norwich Puppet Theatre presents The Princess and the Pea for ages 2+ from Monday to Wednesday and from Thursday until 30 December, Oddsocks presents The Wizard of Oz. On Friday The Suggestibles present their Impro Pantso, an improvised pantomime for adults.
Cinderella continues at Playhouse Whitley Bay until 7 January.
The Suggestibles’ Impro Pantso comes to Seaton Delaval Arts Centre on Thursday.
Robinson Crusoe continues at Durham’s Gala Theatre until 6 January. In the Studio until 30 December (various times) the theatre presents Mrs Claus’ Kitchen for the under-7s. There are some performances which are not sold out.
Cinderella continues at the Empire Theatre in Consett until 31 December.
Cinderella continues at Billingham Forum until 7 January.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Middlesbrough Theatre runs until 14 January.
At ARC Stockton until 23 December (various times), Nearly There Yet presents Pinocchio for ages 3+, featuring circus, puppets and storytelling.
Lily and the Snowbear is at Hartlepool Town Hall on Saturday at 1:00 and 4:00.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Darlington Hippodrome continues until 14 January.
Bear and Butterfly, for ages 4 to 7, opens at The Hullabaloo in Darlington on Monday and runs until 31 December.
On Sunday, GreenMatthews comes to Saltburn Community and Arts Association with A Brief History of Christmas.
The Wizard of Oz opens at the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond runs until 7 January.
Beauty and the Beast at Harrogate Theatre runs until 21 January. On Saturday and Sunday The Book of Darkness and Light plays in the Studio; both performances are sold out.