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What's on in the North East

Published: 20 January 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

The Comedy about a Bank Robbery comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday to Saturday.

On Wednesday at 5:30 in Stage 3 at Northern Stage, BRASH Theatre presents Shoefiti, an account of what it's like to come of age within the depths of Newcastle's clubbing culture and based on the real experiences of young Geordie women. Tickets—free—can be obtained online from Eventbrite.

On Friday (7:00) and Saturday (5:00 and 8:00), Newcastle’s adult panto Jack and his Giant Beanstalk comes to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

In the upstairs rehearsal room at Alphabetti Theatre on Friday at 8:30, The Suggestibles School of Improv presents Rat Race and on Saturday at 8:00, Open Heart Theatre presents Let Us Make It Up To You. This part of the Alphabetti building is not wheelchair accessible.

The Viennese Strauss Gala comes to the Customs House in South Shields on Friday.

Dirty Dusting is at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Thursday.

Dirty Dusting moves to Consett Empire on Saturday.

Children’s show Elmer the Patchwork Elephant comes to Billingham Forum on Tuesday (4:30) and Wednesday (10:30 and 1:30). It is followed on Sunday by Dirty Dusting.

On Thursday (7:00) at ARC Stockton, Simon Carroll-Jones and Upstart Theatre present Marco which tells the story of cyclist Marco Pantani and hero-worshipping Simon’s epic quest to find out what it means to be the best.

The Russian State Ballet comes to Darlington Hippodrome this week, with Giselle on Thursday, Cinderella on Friday, The Nutcracker on Saturday and Swan Lake on Sunday.

From Thursday to Saturday in Harrogate Theatre’s Studio, Between Us, a one-woman musical, follows Elizabeth, an actress too busy to differentiate what could actually fulfil her heart, and her two friends: Steph, a business woman in desperate need to control her own destiny, and Vicky, the party girl who is on the ultimate husband hunt to complete her life.