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What's on in the North East
Professional theatre productions in the North East in the week beginning Monday 16 December 2019.
Huggins monologue to go on short tour
Forced Entertainment is to take
To Move in Time
, a monologue written by Tim Etchells for Tyrone Huggins, on a short tour in 2020.
Big Give raises £28,000 for Birmingham Hippodrome
Theatregoers have donated more than £28,000 for Birmingham Hippodrome to expand its work with 5,250 young people in Birmingham and the West Midlands in 2020.
Be More Chill UK cast announced
Casting for the UK première of the Broadway musical
Be More Chill
has been announced.
Alphabetti shortlisted for national award
Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre has been shortlisted for one of The Stage Awards 2020.
Aladdin bids to light up Derby Theatre
Derby Theatre has announced that its Christmas show for 2020 will be an adaptation of
by Mike Kenny.
Used plastic bottles needed by Buxton Opera House
Buxton Opera house is calling on the people of the Derbyshire town to donate used plastic bottles which will be turned into the set of
, a new play by Rob Young.
Paper Birds to tour new show Ask Me Anything
The Paper Birds is to tour
Ask Me Anything
, a new immersive show featuring real-life verbatim stories in which actors become agony aunts for young people.
New Vic takes 39 Steps into spring with fantasy horror story
A rare staging of a fantasy horror story, an “uplifting” new play about the life of a local hero and a revival of one of its most popular productions feature during 2020 at the New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme.
Fuel welcomes in the 2020s with a "celebration of unity in difference"
Director Kate McGrath has announced the new Fuel season for 2020 which she has described as "a clarion call for a decade of empathy and a celebration of unity in difference."
Shakespeare's Globe tours to Hay
The 2020 Hay Festival will feature a new theatre space in which Shakespeare's Globe will perform "nature-themed performances".
Round-up of regional productions opening week beginning Sunday December 8.
The Lion King roars again
Manchester Palace Theatre will see Disney’s
The Lion King
return next year.
Lowry's 2020 Christmas show
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
comes to The Lowry in Salford next Christmas.
9 to 5 x 2020 = new tour!
9 to 5 The Musical
will return for another tour in 2020, visiting Manchester Palace Theatre.
Bat Out Of Hell comes 'home' to Manchester
Bat Out Of Hell—The Musical
will be returning to tour the UK, with performances at Manchester Opera House.
Heathers The Musical for Manchester
Heathers the Musical
is heading to Manchester’s Palace Theatre in October.
Curtain up on scheme to encourage young audiences
Tickets on sale for the première of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s
at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester come coupled with a new First Curtain scheme.
Ducklings afloat in Exchange Studio
The Herd Theatre float their show for youngsters
in Manchester Royal Exchange Studio.
Storyhouse turns page on new season
Storyhouse in Chester has its focus on comedy, dance and musicals, as well as shows for younger audiences.