North East

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

Reviews

Sean McKenzie (Ken) and Jessica Johnson (Belinda), Tony Bartholemew

Goth Weekend

Ali Taylor (Stephen Joseph Theatre and Live Theatre at Live Theatre, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo, Sara Ogilvie

Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo

Adapted by Stacey Sampson from the children’s book by Amy Sparkes, illustrated by Sara Ogilvie (Durham Book Festival / New Writing North at Jubilee Hall, West Rainton, Co Durham).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Christina Berriman Dawson and Eilidh Talman, Keith Pattison

Rattle Snake

Catrina McHugh (Open Clasp and Live Theatre in association with York Theatre Royal at Live Theatre, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Alex Clifton as Alex Owen, Brian Hartley

Flashdance the Musical

Book by Tom Hedley & Robert Carey, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Carey and Robbie Roth (Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment at Sunderland Empire).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Tyne Theatre & Opera House 150th anniversary,

1867

Katie Gibson (27 Productions at Tyne Theatre & Opera House).
Reviewer: Peter Mortimer

Thomas Potts and Paul Dunn in Wise Men Say,

Wise Men Say / Cornered

Paul Dunn / Jeff Brown (Cranked Anvil at Customs House, South Shields).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

Amy Cameron and the video screen,

A Song for Ella Grey

David Almond (Northern Stage Young Company at Northern Stage).
Reviewer: Peter Mortimer

Benjamin Michael Smith (Jack) and Rosie Stancliffe (Beth), LJR Photography

Overdue

Arabella Arnott (Coracle Productions in association with Alphabetti Theatre at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle).
Reviewer: Peter Lathan

News

What's on in the North East

Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 23 October 2017.

Peter Lathan, 22 October 2017

Artistic co-operation in Blandford Square

Two of Newcastle’s cultural venues based in Blandford Square—The Discovery Museum and Alphabetti Theatre—join forces to celebrate soldiers from the North of England.

Peter Lathan, 16 October 2017

What's on in the North East

Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 16 October 2017.

Peter Lathan, 15 October 2017

Sunderland: Culture in the City

A new book celebrates Sunderland’s cultural renaissance follows its UK City of Culture bid.

Peter Lathan, 11 October 2017

What's on in the North East

Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 9 October 2017.

Peter Lathan, 08 October 2017

Pink Sari Revolution coming to Northern Stage

Pink Sari Revolution, the story of Sampat Pal, leader of the working class feminist movement ‘The Gulabi Gang’ in India, is coming to Northern Stage.

Peter Lathan, 06 October 2017

A pop-up GIFT for autumn

A pop-up show for autumn from the Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT)

Peter Lathan, 06 October 2017

Geordie gans to Newcastle!

Geordie the Musical, which premièred in South Shields, is to be revived in Newcastle.

Peter Lathan, 05 October 2017

Prague comes to Alphabetti

Productions which were hits at the Prague Fringe are coming to Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre.

Peter Lathan, 04 October 2017

Dance and... Physics?

Southpaw Dance Company, the Institute of Physics and Durham University will co-operate on a series of workshops to explore the physics of dance.

Peter Lathan, 01 October 2017

What's on in the North East

Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 2 October 2017.

Peter Lathan, 01 October 2017

Hear Her Roar in Newcastle!

Hear Her Roar, a night of new writing from a new North East theatre company.

Peter Lathan, 29 September 2017

Christmas Customs

Christmas is more than just panto at South Shields’ Customs House.

Peter Lathan, 29 September 2017

What's on in the North East

Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 25 September 2017.

Peter Lathan, 24 September 2017