What's on in the North East

Published: 3 October 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

The Drifters Girl (Newcastle Theatre Royal)
Double Bill: Braids (L) & Cheer Up Slug (R) (Live Theatre)
School of Rock (Sunderland Empire)
Giselle (Gala, Durham)
Twisted Tales - Vol. 2 (Wesley Centre, Harrogate)

From Saturday until 23 October, The Drifters Girl, starring Beverley Knight, comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal.

Jim Cartwright’s Road, the first production of Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, opens at Northern Stage on Friday at 7:45 and runs until 30 October.

From Thursday until 23 October, Live Theatre presents a double bill of Braids by Olivia Hannah and Cheer Up Slug by Tamsin Daisy Rees.

hang by debbie tucker green is at Alphabetti from Tuesday until 16 October.

The Haunting of Blaine Manor, written and directed by Joe O’Byrne, is at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Saturday at 8:00.

From Wednesday to Saturday Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s School of Rock comes to Sunderland Empire.

One-woman show Where Is Mrs Christie? is at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday.

Written and performed by Helen Wood, The National Trust Fan Club, one-woman's quest to visit every National Trust property and become the NT’s biggest super-fan, comes to Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday.

The Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) production of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest is at The Phoenix, Blyth on Thursday.

Helen Wood’s The National Trust Fan Club is at The Queen’s Hall, Hexham on Wednesday.

The Psychedelic Fox: Mercury Retrograde, a mash-up of music, stand-up, sketch and character comedy from Charlotte Fox, comes to Laurels, Whitley Bay, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

On Saturday, Ballet Cymru brings Giselle to the Gala, Durham.

On Saturday, Dyad Productions beings The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, written and directed by Elton Townend Jones, to Bishop Auckland Town Hall.

From Friday to Sunday (various times during the day), Dragons and Mythical Beasts comes to Darlington Hippodrome.

On Tuesday, as part of the Harrogate Comedy Festival 2021, the Festival's Resident Company ‘Owdyado Theatre presents Twisted Tales Vol.2, featuring scripts by Jon Welch, Brett Harvey and Charlotte Bister and Daniel Richards, at Wesley Centre one minute’s walk from Harrogate Theatre.