North East

The latest news, features and reviews from theatre, opera and dance in Newcastle, Tyneside and throughout the north east of England.

Reviews

Jacqueline Phillips,

Butterfly

Vici Wreford-Sinnott (Little Cog, Annabel Turpin and Cultural Shift at Stage 3, Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Racheal Ofori,

Portrait

Racheal Ofori (Fuel at Northern Stage).
Reviewer: Peter Mortimer

Nabucco,

Nabucco

Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Temistocle Solera (Ellen Kent and Opera and Ballet International at Sunderland Empire).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Matt Howdon, Rosie Stancliffe, Kate Okello, Jackie Lye, Mark Slater

Leaving

Paddy Campbell (Curious Monkey in association with Northern Stage at Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Victoria Elliott as Hedda, Topher McGrillis

Hedda Gabler, This Is Not a Love Story

Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Selma Dimitrijevic from the literal translation by Anne and Karin Bamborough (Greyscale and Northern Stage at Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

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Fiction

Conceived by Glen Neath and David Rosenberg (Fuel at Northern Stage 3).
Reviewer: Peter Mortimer

Micky Cochrane (Max), Christina Berriman-Dawson (Janet) and Kylie Ann Ford (Steph), Rob Lawson

Five Dead No Bodies

Susan Wear and Rob Lawson (The Customs House at Customs House, South Shields).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Cow Juice - Chris Iddon as Hurn and James Ryland as the Boss, Colin Cuthbert

Playing Up 4

Jane Pickthall / Patrick Robertson / Chris Wilkins / Sharon Zucker / Lewis Cuthbert / Katie Ann Hunter / John Harrison (Lewis Cuthbert for Playing Up at Stage 3 at Northern Stage).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Jane Hogarth, Josie Morley and Phil Angell, Amy Clarke Media

The Empty Nesters’ Club

John Godber (John Godber Company and Theatre Royal, Wakefield at Gala Theatre, Durham).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Polly Frame (Victoria Frankenstein) and Ed Gaughan (The Creature), Pamela Raith

Dr Frankenstein

Adapted from the novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley by Selma Dimitrijevic (Greyscale and Northern Stage at Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Kerry Ellis as Alice,

Wonderland

Music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Jack Murphy; book by Gregory Boyd and Jack Murphy; adapted for the UK by Robert Hudson (Neil Eckersley at Sunderland Empire).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Brianna Douglas as Darya,

Transit

Created by Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, written by Steven Gaythorpe (Zendeh at Northern Stage, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

News

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 27 March 2017.

Peter Lathan, 26 March 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 20 March 2017.

Peter Lathan, 19 March 2017

Eclipse Theatre's Slate has its Enablers

Eclipse Theatre has appointed the Enablers who will help deliver its National Lottery funded Slate programme to support the work of black and minority ethnic theatre makers.

Sandra Giorgetti, 13 March 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 13 March 2017.

Peter Lathan, 12 March 2017

The Owl and the Pussycat go on tour

New children’s theatre company tours The Owl and the Pussycat throughout the North East (in their pea-green boat, of course).

Peter Lathan, 10 March 2017

Sunderland Empire wins Autism Award

Sunderland Empire’s Creative Learning team has won the Inspirational Education Provision award at the Autism Professionals Awards.

Peter Lathan, 09 March 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 6 March 2017

Peter Lathan, 05 March 2017

NT Hedda coming to Newcastle

The National Theatre production of Hedda Gabler is coming to Newcastle in 2018.

Peter Lathan, 04 March 2017

Live Lab Bursary applications invited

Submissions are now open for Live Theatre's annual Live Lab Bursary for innovative approaches to text-based theatre.

Peter Lathan, 04 March 2017