North East

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

Reviews

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Fiction

Glen Neath (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

Hayley Wareham, Amy Loughton, Alex Jones, Cathy Owen, Pamela Raith

Cathy

Ali Taylor (Cardboard Citizens 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 20 February 2017.

Peter Lathan, 19 February 2017

£6m for new Sunderland venue

Arts Council England has awarded £6m towards the creation of a new 450-seater venue in Sunderland.

Peter Lathan, 16 February 2017

good dog in the North East

Arinzé Kene’s good dog, performed by Anton Cross, comes to the North East in February and March.

Peter Lathan, 14 February 2017

What's on in the North East

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

Peter Lathan, 12 February 2017

Live announces Red Lion casting

Newcastle’s Live Theatre has announced the casting for Patrick Marber’s The Red Lion.

Peter Lathan, 08 February 2017

Durham Educating Rita casting

Durham’s Gala Theatre has announced the casting for its next in-house production, Educating Rita.

Peter Lathan, 08 February 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 6 February 2017.

Peter Lathan, 05 February 2017

Rural tour for Dracula

NTC to tour a new stage version of Dracula around North East rural venues in March.

Peter Lathan, 04 February 2017

Bridging the Gap extends

Bridging the Gap, the North East scheme to help develop new work, extends its reach.

Peter Lathan, 02 February 2017

Elevating new writing at Live

Live Theatre’s Live Lab Elevator festival of new writing returns to the Newcastle venue for a second year.

Peter Lathan, 01 February 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 30 January 2917.

Peter Lathan, 29 January 2017

More of The Twits

Northern Stage adds an extra performance of The Twits in March.

Peter Lathan, 23 January 2017

What's on in the North East

Theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 23 January 2017.

Peter Lathan, 22 January 2017