What's on in the North East

Published: 19 September 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Blood Brothers (Theatre Royal, Newcastle)
The Rocky Horror Show (Sunderland Empire)
How Long Is a Piece of String? (Alnwick Playhouse)
The Cat and the Canary (Darlington Hippodrome) Credit: Paul Costas

Blood Brothers, with Lyn Paul in her farewell tour as Mrs Johnson, returns to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Tuesday to Saturday.

From Tuesday to Saturday, Live Theatre presents Your Voice: North East, a series of seven ten-minute short plays by Becci Sharrock, Aimee Shields, Catherine O'Neill, Ellie Carroll, Holly Readshaw, Nick Tennant and Vivek Nityananda, writers who have not previously had work performed professionally at Live.

On Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00 and 1:00, the Tyne Theatre and Opera House presents In the Night Garden…Live.

At Dance City on Saturday, Dan Daw Creative Projects presents The Dan Dan Show. The company has released the following trigger warnings: "depictions of kink experiences, suffocation, humiliation, dominant behaviour, sexually explicit depictions and language, descriptions of feeling othered, loud noises, flashing lights and sexy disabled people."

The Rocky Horror Show returns to Sunderland Empire from Monday to Saturday.

The Killer Question, a thriller in which the audience decides who plays who, is at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

Family dance show How Long Is a Piece of String? is at Alnwick Playhouse at 1:00 and 4:00 on Wednesday.

Dirty Dusting with Vicky Entwistle, Leah Bell and Vicki Michelle is at The Phoenix, Blyth on Friday.

gobscure’s provoked to madness by the brutality of wealth is at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham on Tuesday.

Serena Ramsey's solo show WAXA BELTA HELTA SKELTA is at Laurels in Whitley Bay until Friday (not Monday).

Dirty Dusting is at Consett Empire on Wednesday.

Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover, a comic parody of D H Lawrence's novel, comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on Wednesday.

From Tuesday to Saturday, The Classic Thriller Theatre Company presents The Cat and the Canary with Britt Ekland and Tracy Shaw at Darlington Hippodrome.

Mark Farrelly's one-man show The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton comes to The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, on Thursday, followed on Friday by The Killer Question.

On Thursday and Friday, Forget About The Dog presents Happy Place, a comedic imagining of a world where happiness is commodified, at Harrogate Theatre.