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What's on in the North East

Published: 1 September 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Les Misérables continues at Newcastle Theatre Royal until 5 October.

Friendsical, a parody musical inspired by the TV show Friends, comes to Northern Stage this week from Tuesday to Saturday in Stage 1. In Stage 2 at 7:45 on Friday and Saturday, Bonnie and the Bonnettes present their latest show, And She, an exploration of motherhood, womanhood and femininity through conversations with their mums.

From Wednesday to Friday at Live Theatre Raw Material and Traverse Theatre Company present What Girls Are Made Of, Cora Bissett's 2018 Edinburgh Fringe hit.

From Tuesday to Saturday, Alphabetti Theatre presents Three Shorts, a triple bill of short plays by writers Elijah Young, Sam Neale and Allison Davies, presented as part of the Just Write artist development scheme and directed by Karen Traynor, Natasha Haws and Stan Hodgson. Then on Friday at 6:00 in the upstairs rehearsal room (which is not wheelchair accessible), William Steele and Chloe Flockart present a scratch performance of a work in progress, Dragon, which features music, projection and puppetry.

On Friday at The Dovecote Centre, Amble, NTC presents its revival of A J Cronin’s The Stars Look Down, adapted for the stage by Alex Fergusson.

The Book of Mormon continues at Sunderland Empire until 14 September.

On Friday at Arts Centre Washington, rap storyteller Jack Dean's Jeremiah tells the story of Jeremiah Brandreth's Luddite rebellion and its betrayal by a spy in their midst.

NTC’s The Stars Look Down opens its tour at Durham’s Gala Theatre on Thursday.

On Wednesday and Thursday (various times) In the Night Garden Live, a show for young children, comes to Billingham Forum.

On Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00, Gracefool Collective brings This Is Not a Wedding to ARC Stockton.

From Tuesday to Saturday at Harrogate Theatre, the Harrogate Theatre Rep Company in partnership with phil&ben productions presents Ira Levin's thriller Deathtrap.