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What's on in the North East

Published: 8 September 2019
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Les Misérables continues at Newcastle Theatre Royal until 5 October.

Northern Stage presents Douglas Maxwell’s stage adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles in Stage 3 from Wednesday until 23 September. All performances are sold out. Then from Wednesday until Saturday in Stage 1, Watermill Theatre presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Finally on Friday at 7:45 in Stage 2, Gracefool Collective presents This Is Not a Wedding.

From Tuesday to Saturday at Alphabetti, Josh Coates presents Steve. A security robot named Steve appears to have drowned itself. This viral event catches the eye of Josh. An obsession is born. But what happens when a fanatic loses trust with what they obsessively adore?

The Book of Mormon continues at Sunderland Empire until Saturday.

From Thursday until 28 September, The Customs House in South Shields presents When The Boat Comes In Part 2: The Hungry Years, written by Peter Mitchell, son of the author of the original TV series, James Mitchell.

At Durham’s Gala Theatre on Wednesday at 2:00 and 4:30, it’s children’s show Dear Zoo and then on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30, Gracefool Collective presents This Is Not a Wedding.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall is closed until spring 2020 for refurbishment.

On Thursday at The Witham in Barnard Castle, Fringe First winner Woke tells the story of two women, 42 years apart who become involved in the struggle for civil rights: one, notorious Black Panther Assata Shakur, the other Ambrosia, a present-day university student enrolling as the 2014 Ferguson riots begin. Both challenge the American justice system, become criminalized through political activism and ultimately are faced with the same choice: stay and fight, or flee.

From Tuesday to Saturday, Middle Ground Theatre Company presents Agatha Christie’s A Murder Is Announced, a Miss Marple mystery starring Sarah Thomas, at Darlington Hippodrome.

From Tuesday to Saturday, Harrogate Theatre Rep Company presents The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon.