Features

The Little Prince

Touring News – December 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month and sees autobiographical refugee story Pizza Shop Heroes and raunchy cult The Rocky Horror nestle between some family shows.

How To Catch A Krampus - Pleasance Islington

Everyone loves a panto – oh no they don’t!

If you think slosh scenes are tosh and audience participation is pants then pantos just aren’t your thing. Sandra Giorgetti suggests some alternative shows on offer for the festive season for young and old.

From The Child’s Christmas by Evelyn Sharp (1906)

North East pantos & Christmas shows 2018 - 2019

A listing of all professional pantomimes and children's Chrisrmas shows in the North East.

Ballet Boyz - Young Men

The Armistice and the theatre of war

Sandra Giorgetti looks at theatre's response to the First World War as the centenary of the Armistice approaches.

Green Ginger's Intronauts

Touring News – November 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Canary from Fun in the Oven Theatre about munitions workers in the First World War called Canary Girls because the chemicals they worked with turned their skin yellow, and Badac Theatre's story of a mother and child refugee, The Journey.

Great War Theatre

Great War Theatre

British Theatre Guide's Sandra Giorgetti has been a volunteer researcher on a project to uncover the theatre of the First World War. Here she speaks to the project leader, Dr Helen Brooks, Reader in Theatre & Cultural History at the University of Kent.

Silence

Touring News – October 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including Matt Abbott’s new poetry show Two Little Ducks, RedCape Theatre's comic road trip Thunder Road, trans activist and performer Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz and Wise Children from Emma Rice's new company.

Make Something Brilliant

Children and young people need culture and creativity

Peter Lathan reports on the launch of City of Dreams, a NewcastleGateshead initiative to engage 165,000 children and young people in culture and creativity every year for the next decade.

Grand Hall

Battersea Arts Centre reopening

Sandra Giorgetti reports on the reopening of Battersea Arts Centre's Grand Hall following a devastating fire in 2015.

Sharon Small as Alice in Still Alice

Touring News – September 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in September including Broke Lad's love letter to Scottish actors and acting Mcluckie's Line, novel adaptations Still Alice, Dracula and Fup and Pot from Diary of a Hounslow Girl writer Ambreen Razia.

NEBT in Remembrance

Choreographer Wayne Eagling's Remembrance of Marie Rambert

Wayne Eagling on his life and career and his latest work for New English Ballet Theatre, Remembrance, inspired by the story of Dame Marie Rambert’s life during the Great War.

The Kinkens

Pip Hambly on her Edinburgh-bound The Kinkens

Pip Hambly—writer, mime artist, clown, theatre-maker and actor—talks about her Edinburgh bound, one-woman show The Kinkens.

How To Be Amazingly Happy!

August can only mean one thing: all eyes turn to Edinburgh

National reporter Sandra Giorgetti takes a look at the phenomenon that is Scotland's first city in August.

The Odyssey

Touring News – August 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including The Burning Tower which explores the legacy of the Grenfell fire and The Odyssey which visits beaches on the Atlantic coast as part of the Lughnasa FrielFest.

Braham Murray

Death of Braham Murray at 75

Braham Murray OBE, one of the founding artistic directors of Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, has died aged 75.

Be More, Do Better But Don't Change

The North East in Edinburgh

Peter Lathan looks at North East performers and companies going to the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

Meek - Penelope Skinner’s new play

Touring News – July 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month including the first professional production for more than 120 years of Haddon Hall from the National Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, thirty years of Fame—The Musical, and Penelope Skinner’s new play Meek.

The Prague Fringe 2018

Prague Spring

Peter Mortimer looks back at the 17th Prague Fringe Festival

Dusty

Touring News – June 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the handful of tours that take to the road next month including A Fortunate Man, Michael Pinchbeck's adaptation of John Berger’s book, and a new musical based on the life of singer Dusty Springfield, Dusty.

Belly Of The Whale from Ockham’s Razor's

Touring News - May 2018

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road next month: from the visual spectacle of Ockham’s Razor's Belly Of The Whale to the intimacy of Marie Klimis's The Paper Traveller. Also Torben Betts's new play Monogamy and a feminist re-imagining of Three Sisters.