What's on in the North East

Published: 18 October 2020
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Blyth Spirit (Live Theatre stream)
Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers (Alphabetti audio stream)
Damn Seagulls (ARC Stockton live performance)

We’re back! Our last What’s on in the North East listing was on 15 March, just as theatres all over the country were starting to close down. Now things are starting to improve, with theatres beginning to open to socially-distanced audiences and/or presenting work online. It’s good to be back!

Live Theatre presents seven short filmed plays under the title Ten Minutes to…Call Home. You can watch (and donate in payment) on the theatre’s website.

Alphabetti Theatre & The Worriers present Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers, written & performed by Steve Byron & Gary Kitching. An audio play. Premieres on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at 8:30. Link to come. Donate if you can. Booking not essential.

Annie Guy, Ali & Kev, Stephanie Corbett, Steph Lieuso and Tia Dodds with accompanist Malcolm Moffat appear in The Show Must Go On in the Bistro Bar at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. Streamed on the theatre's YouTube channel.

Writehouse, new short plays from Sunderland and the surrounding area, will be presented at Arts Centre Washington and online at 7:00 on Thursday 22nd October.

On Wednesday and Thursday at 7:00 at ARC Stockton, Mike Edwards presents Damn Seagulls, a spoken word comedy show featuring poetry, storytelling, sketches and, yes, hats. It's about the hats we wear every day. Literal. Metaphorical. Bobble. It's about Indiana Jones' Fedora. Chaplin's Bowler. It's about what we keep under our hats. In addition, Little Cog’s Funny Peculiar, a film about how four disabled women deal with being locked down, locked in, shut up and shouted down, is still available to view online. Standard (with captions), BSL and audio described versions are available to view. Go to ARC’s website for details.

In addition to running a number of classes, Darlington Hippodrome is showing a series of popular classic films. Full details on the website.