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What's on in the North East

Published: 16 June 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Motown™ the Musical continues at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday.

At Northern Stage on Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00 in Stage 3, Lyngo Theatre presents There and Back Again: An Odyssey, performed by CBeebies' Patrick Lynch, a mix of live cinema and theatre taking young audiences on a thrill ride across the magical world of ancient Greece.

The National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep and Live Theatre co-production of The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil continues at Live Theatre until Saturday.

At the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Saturday, Theatre Creative Productions presents The 39 Steps in which 150 characters are played by a cast of just four.

From Tuesday to 29 June (not Sundays or Mondays) at Alphabetti, Coracle, in association with Alphabetti, presents a new play, Down to Zero by Lizi Patch. There will be responses to the play after each performance, as follows: on Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Wednesday 26 & Friday 28 June, work by Allison Davies & Claire Tustin and on Thursday 20, Friday 21, Tuesday 25 & Thursday 27 June, work by Degna Stone & Beccy Owen.

Disabled theatre company Little Cog’s new production, Another England, is at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

On Wednesday, Ballet Cymru brings Romeo and Juliet to the Gala, Durham.

At 6:00 on Tuesday in The Spare Room, a new pop-up theatre space on Palace Green in Durham, fresh from its run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London during their ‘Working Class Stories’ season, comes Fit for Work by Louise Powell.

From Sunday until Tuesday 25 June (various times), popular children’s show We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to Billingham Forum.

Scott Turnbull’s Where Do All the Dead Pigeons Go? returns to ARC Stockton on Thursday at 7:00.

On Friday at 7:00 in Stockton Library, Rowan McCabe presents Door to Door Poetry (The Show). Tickets from ARC.

On Thursday at Middlesbrough Theatre, Oyster Creatives presents Oysters, a new dark comedy by Neil Salvage, with live music. Johannes Brahms is attending a party to celebrate the first performance of his Violin Concerto—but his genius is overshadowed by his self-destructive ego.

From Thursday to Sunday, Horrible Histories presents Terrible Tudors and Awful Egyptians (various times) at Darlington Hippodrome.

In Harrogate Theatre Studio on Tuesday, Root & Branch Productions present In the Bones by Cody Daigle-Orians, a play which combines live action and film. Also in the Studio this week: on Thursday, Three Mothers, three women, two children, one story; on Friday, Oh No It Isn’t by Luke Adamson takes us to the final performance of Cinderella in a moth-eaten regional theatre and backstage tensions threaten to boil over onstage—will the ugly sisters keep the professional professional and the personal personal? Finally on Saturday, Adelle Stripe’s Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile is already sold out (hear our interview with writer Lisa Holdsworth in the BTG podcast).