What's on in the North East

Published: 14 July 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

In the Newcastle Theatre Royal Studio from Tuesday to Friday, Project A, the theatre’s actor training scheme, presents Brecht’s Fear and Misery (of the Third Reich). There is only limited ticket availability: contact the box office rather than booking online.

On Saturday at 7:45 in Stage 2 at Northern Stage, the GemArts Masala Festival presents An Indian Abroad, written and performed by Pariah Khan. Stifled by life in middle-class India, Krishnan is desperate to see more of the world, so he visits the exotic island of Great Britain to learn about life and who he is. What does Krishnan's journey teach him about the world? What might he learn about himself? And what happens when he falls in love with one of the natives?

At Live Theatre on Thursday at 8:00, Northumbria University MA Theatre & Performance students present a Scratch Night of new work in development.

In the Night Garden Live, a show for pre-school children and their families, comes to the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00, 1:00 & 4:00.

At Alphabetti from Tuesday to Saturday, The Smog presents Where Do All The Dead Pigeons Go?, written and performed by Scott Turnbull. First Technician Darren Smith is the sole employee aboard Moon-base One. At first glance he seems to be doing a pretty fine job, but as the show unravels so does Darren’s grip on reality.

Bobby Robson Saved My Life, a new play celebrating the legacy of one of football’s most successful and well-loved personalities, written by Tom Kelly, is at the Customs House in South Shields from Tuesday to Saturday.

At the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth at 8:00 on Saturday, The Witching Hour is a selection of Montague Rhodes James’s “tales of unease”: An Episode of Cathedral History and A Warning to the Curious. A one-man show by Jonathan Goodwin, produced by the Phoenix.

Lindsay Posner’s production of Stones in His Pockets comes to Darlington Hippodrome from Monday to Saturday.

The Guild of Misrule’s immersive version of The Great Gatsby continues at Harrogate Theatre until Sunday.