Features

Julie Hesmondhalgh and Norah Lopez Holden in The Almighty Sometimes at the Royal Exchange Theatre

Review of the Year 2018 - The North West Stage

David Chadderton looks back on his 2018 in North West theatre.
The Shy Manifesto

Touring News – January 2019

Sandra Giorgetti looks at the tours that take to the road in January including solo shows The Shy Manifesto, Do You Think That’s Wise? The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier, and a double bill of East Belfast Boy and Every Day I Wake Up Hopeful, and an equal measure of thrillers, old and new.
Passionate People. Passionale Places.

North East theatre in 2018 - a review

NE editor Peter Lathan looks back over the year in theatre in the North East
Rosalie Craig in Company at the Gielgud Theatre

Our reviewers' picks of 2018

Some of our reviewers pick their top productions of the year.
Best Production

The best of North East theatre in 2018 – according to me

NE editor Peter Lathan looks back at what was, for him, the pick of North East theatre in 2018.
Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles in The Lehman Trilogy at National Theatre

Review of the Year 2018 - The London Stage

Philip Fisher reviews the theatrical year in London in 2018.
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.