What's on in the North East

Published: 10 October 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Cheer Up Slug (Live Theatre) Credit: Von Fox Promotions
Tarzana (Gosforth Civic & Queen's Hall, Hexham)
Myths and Dreams (Dance City)

The Drifters Girl, starring Beverley Knight, is at Newcastle Theatre Royal until 23 October.

Jim Cartwright’s Road, the first production of Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, runs at Northern Stage until 30 October.

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 until 16 October.

Tarzana, an aerial theatre show for children and families, is at Gosforth Civic Theatre on Saturday at 10:30 and 1:00.

At Dance City on Thursday at 7:30, Fertile Ground presents its latest show, Myths and Dreams, a triple bill of new work, including the film Somnium by Malgorzata Dzierzon. Then on Saturday at 7:00 the venue presents Dance Edits, a night of new work by dance-makers based in the North East. The pieces are all short (5–10 minutes) and extremely varied.

On Thursday at Arts Centre Washington, The Pantaloons present their version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

On Friday, Dyad Productions presents Female Gothic, adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan and directed by Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson, at The Maltings, Berwick.

On Sunday at 2:00 and 4:00, Tarzana comes to the Queen’s Hall, Hexham.

Horrible Histories: Gorgeous Georgians and Vile Victorians runs at Playhouse Whitley Bay on Friday at 4:30 and 7:00 and Saturday at 11:00 and 2:00.

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly and directed by Linda Marlowe, Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope comes to The Witham, Barnard Castle on Friday.

Dragons and Mythical Beasts is at Billingham Forum on Saturday at 1:00 and 4:00 and Sunday at 11:00 and 2:00.

At Darlington Hippodrome, Adrian Lukis stars in Being Mr Whickham on Monday and Tuesday.

Thingamabobas is a 20- to 30-minute guided interactive exhibition, a tour of a technological circus like no other, aimed at ages 4 to 11, at The Hullabaloo, Darlington at various times on Saturday and Sunday.

Not: Lady Chatterly's Lover, a Mel Brooks-style parody following the story line of the D H Lawrence novel with a few twists, is part of the Harrogate Comedy Festival at the Royal Hall, Harrogate on Wednesday.