What's on in the North East

Published: 1 November 2020
Reporter: Peter Lathan

10 Minutes to...Call Home (Live Theatre)
The Darling Dollies (Tyne Theatre and Opera House)
Sunset on Tantobie (Gala, Durham)

Newcastle-based The Coronavirus Theatre Club now has 46 short videos on its YouTube channel.

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

Alphabetti Theatre & The Worriers’ Bacon Knees & Sausage Fingers, an audio play written & performed by Steve Byron & Gary Kitching, and Steve Byron’s Wrong Place Wrong Time will be available on Spreaker indefinitely. Donate if you can through Paypal.

The Show Must Go On—Remembrance Concert, which features performances, songs and stories of the wartime era from local talent including vintage vocal trio The Darling Dollies, will be in The Tyne Theatre and Opera House at 1:00 on Sunday in the theatre's Bistro Bar. Tickets for the live show must be booked online and it will also be streamed on the theatre YouTube channel.

On SoundCloud, Matt Jamie of Coracle TC directs Semicolon by Alphabetti's Ali Pritchard featuring Declan Wilson and Jake Jarrett.

We step outside and start to dance, a new immersive audio experience written by playwright Alison Carr (The Last Quiz Night on Earth UK Tour; Iris at Live Theatre), is now available for download.

Durham’s Gala Theatre presents a new audio play by Gary Kitching, set in County Durham about family, the kindness of strangers and seeing clearly the land we call home. Sunset on Tantobie is currently available on SoundCloud.

In addition to running a number of classes, Darlington Hippodrome is showing a series of popular classic films.