What's on in the North East

Published: 25 July 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Newcastle Fringe Festival (Alphabetti)
Arbuthnot and Pals in Mission Might Be Possible Super Secret Spies (Customs House)
Wolf! (Durham Gala Theatre) Credit: Von Fox Promotions
Mr Stink (Middlesbrough Theatre) Credit: Daniel Beacock

Brought to the region by Northern Stage, English Touring Theatre’s Trailer Story will be by the bandstand in Leazes Park, Newcastle, from Friday until Sunday, featuring performances from national and local companies. All events are free and full details are on the Northern Stage web site.

The Weebles, one of Northern Stage’s Neighbourhood Events, is an audio experience which can be listened to on Littlehaven Beach in South Shields, where the group of statues called Conversation Piece but known locally as The Weebles, is sited, or at home until 31 August. All details, including the audio download, are available on the Northern Stage web site.

The Newcastle Fringe, featuring theatre, music, comedy and workshops, runs at Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre from Tuesday until 7 August. Full details of all the Pay What You Feel events can be found on the Newcastle Fringe web site. All events are both live and streamed but workshops are all on Zoom.

Kids’ spy thriller Arbuthnot and Pals in Mission Might Be Possible Super Secret Spies comes to The Customs House in South Shields from Tuesday to Thursday (11:00 and 2:00, plus 6:00 on Thursday). The Queen of pantoland gives Arbut and Dennis a special mission… someone’s trying to ruin pantomime! Can Arbut and double uh-oh Dennis successfully go undercover and solve the case?

On Sunday 1 August Kitchen Zoo brings Wolf!, a show for under-5s, to Durham’s Gala Theatre at 11:30 and 1:30.

At Middlesbrough Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday at 3:00, Heartbreak Productions presents Mr Stink by David Walliams (ages 7+) on the outdoor stage at Middlesbrough Town Hall Courtyard.