What's on in the North East

Published: 19 January 2020
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Mamma Mia! (Theatre Royal, Newcastle)
Curtains (Sunderland Empire) Credit: Richard Davenport
Russian State Ballet of Siberia (Darlington Hippodrome)

Mamma Mia! returns to the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, from Wednesday until 8 February.

From Wednesday to Saturday The Oxi-Morons present Ordinary Days in Stage 2 at Northern Stage.

On Friday at 5:00 and 8:00 at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House Joe Purdy Productions presents Sinderella, an Adult Panto.

Curtains comes to Sunderland Empire from Tuesday to Saturday.

In Daltons Suite at The Customs House in South Shields on Friday at 7:15 it’s Murder at Castle Doon: Murder Mystery Evening, a hilarious and interactive comedy dinner show especially for Burns Night (three course meal included). Then on Sunday in the theatre Ballet Theatre UK presents The Wizard of Oz.

On Friday Dirty Dusting comes to the Phoenix Theatre in Blyth.

On Sunday Dirty Dusting moves to Playhouse Whitley Bay.

On Friday and Saturday at ARC Stockton, Zest Theatre presents Youthquake, part show, part TED Talk and part party, a journey through the hidden lives of Teen Britain, asking what it actually means to change the world.

Wellie Boot Productions presents No More Fiffing and Faffing, written by and starring Jimmy Cricket, at Middlesbrough Theatre on Thursday. Comedy duo Fiffin and Faffen are ending their 36 years in showbusiness.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia, accompanied by The Orchestra of the Russian State Ballet, comes to Darlington Hippodrome this week with Coppelia (Thursday), The Sleeping Beauty (Friday), Swan Lake (Saturday) and The Nutcracker (Sunday).

At The Hullabaloo in Darlington on Saturday, Theatre Hullabaloo presents A Hullabaloo Under the Sea, where families with children aged 3-10 years are invited to take part on a voyage under the sea with dance, craft activities and a sea themed planetarium.

On Wednesday at 8:00 adult panto Sinderella comes to The Majestic Theatre in Darlington. This performance is almost sold out.