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What's on in the North East

Published: 3 March 2019

From Tuesday to Saturday, the new touring production of Saturday Night Fever, starring Richard Winsor (Matthew Bourne, Casualty, StreetDance the Movie) comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Wonderland continues in Stage 11 at Northern Stage until Saturday. Then from Tuesday to Saturday, the King's Head Theatre and In Your Face Theatre production of Trainspotting runs in Stage 2 and on Thursday in Stage 3 Sian Armstrong performs her one-woman show Stupid.

At Live Theatre on Thursday between 1:00 and 6:00, City of Dreams presents Our City Our Story, sharing stories from 11,000 children and young people from NewecastleGateshead and featuring events including an exhibition, performances and film screenings taking place throughout the building. This is a free drop-in event.

At Alphabetti from Tuesday to Friday, Irregular Arts in association with Little Mighty presents Odd Encounter, a riotous mash-up of cabaret, theatre show and wedding reception which asks if the whole idea of finding “The One” was always a bit misguided. Then on Saturday, Cat Loud presents Cat Loud: To the End of the World!, examining regret, anxiety and hope in a biting satire which features an eclectic mix of songs from Paolo Nutini to Nina Simone to Frank Sinatra.

On Thursday at Dance City, Vincent Dance Theatre presents Shut Down, an all-male dance piece exploring what it means to be a man, the contradictions, confusions and pressures.

On Thursday, Don’t Go Into the Cellar brings The Talking Dead, an evening with two of America's most infamous murderers, to The Phoenix in Blyth.

On Sunday at 2:00 and 6:00, Immersion Theatre presents The Adventures of Pinocchio at The Playhouse Whitley Bay.

On Friday and Saturday, The Exchange in North Shields presents My Mental Breakdown: A Musical, a new show which aims to help express the innermost and darkest thoughts that many people struggle to put into words.

Sinderella – An Adult Pantomime, for age 18+ only, comes to Seaton Delaval Arts Centre on Friday and Saturday.

At ARC Stockton on Thursday, Displace Yourself Theatre presents Food for Thought, a show about food, our personal relationships with food and the global industry which provides it. Then on Saturday at 11:30 and 2:30, Engine House Theatre presents Grandad's Island (for ages 5–8), in which Syd and Grandad set out on a jungle adventure.

On Thursday at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, Pipeline Theatre takes the audience on a breakneck, darkly comic and taboo-busting journey through an NHS phantasmagoria, Drip Drip Drip. Then on Saturday, Mark Farrelly performs Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope.

In the Studio at Harrogate Theatre on Monday, Theo Ancient performs The Shy Manifesto by Michael Ross. Then from Wednesday to Friday (various times), Gone to the Dogs Productions presents Rox, Papers and The Scissors, a fast-paced and sometimes silly show about democracy for 9- to 12-year-olds, and finally on Saturday at 1:00 and 3:00, Fidget Theatre presents Bird's Nest Billy, a playful show for 3- 7-year-olds about a little boy with a big brother who both have big hair. Bird’s Nest Hair.

Peter Lathan