What's on in the North East

Published: 26 January 2020
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Ask Me Anything (Live Theatre)
Emergence (Alnwick Playhouse)
Ugg 'n' Ogg and The World's First Dogg (ARC Stockton)
Band of Gold (Darlington Hippodrome) Credit: Robling Photography

Mamma Mia! continues at Newcastle Theatre Royal until 8 February.

The Paper Birds’ Ask Me Anything, a loud, live, love song to not having it all figured out, comes to Live Theatre from Thursday until 8 February. “We asked young people, living in today’s world of mobile phones and Google, to write to us and ask us anything,” the company said. “Nothing was off limits. We received over 100 letters from across the UK. This show is our reply.” It’s immersive theatre, set in a teenager’s bedroom.

The 25th anniversary tour of The Circus of Horrors arrives at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Saturday for one night only.

The Brundibár Arts Festival's The Last Cyclist (see our news story) is at Gosforth Civic Theatre on Sunday 2 and Monday 3 February.

From Tuesday to Saturday, the touring production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret comes to Sunderland Empire.

In the Middle of Our Street, devised and performed by Full Circle Theatre Company, directed by Vici Wreford-Sinnott (a Little Cog production in partnership with ARC Stockton) comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

Emergence, the postgraduate dance company of Joss Arnott Dance and the University of Salford, brings its Triple Bill to Alnwick Playhouse on Wednesday.

Ballet Theatre UK brings The Wizard of Oz to The Phoenix, Blyth, on Thursday.

The Circus of Horrors arrives at Billingham Forum on Thursday.

On Saturday at 11:30 and 2:30 at ARC Stockton, Theatre Fideri Fidera presents Ugg 'n' Ogg and The World's First Dogg for age 3+.

From Monday to Saturday, the touring production of Band of Gold comes to Darlington Hippodrome.

On Friday and Saturday in the Harrogate Theatre Studio, Cosmic Collective Theatre presents Heaven's Gate, the final hour for four members of the real life UFO-theistic group as they prepare for their "Graduation" to the "Kingdom of Heaven".