What's on in the North East

Published: 17 October 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

Road (Northern Stage)
The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe (Arts Centre Washington)
Fitting (Queen’s Hall, Hexham)
Puss in Boots (Theatre Hullaballoo, Darlington)
Harpy (Gala, Durham)

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

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

Until Saturday, Live Theatre presents a double bill of Braids by Olivia Hannah and Cheer Up Slug by Tamsin Daisy Rees.

At Gosforth Civic Theatre on Wednesday, Hit the Ground Running Dance Theatre presents a double bill of film versions of its productions Macho and Suitcases. Then on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, CaroleW Productions presents the première of Janet Plater’s new play, Haddock and Chips.

On Thursday, Dyad Productions presents The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe, written and directed by Elton Townend Jones and performed by Lizzie Wort, at Arts Centre Washington.

Fertile Ground's Myths and Dreams is at Sunderland College's Performing Arts campus on Durham Road on Thursday.

Dirty Dusting is at the Customs House in South Shields on Monday.

New Old Friends brings Crimes in Egypt, a romp inspired by Christie, Coward and Wodehouse, in which Belgian detective extraordinaire, Artemis Arinae, is set to enjoy a holiday cruise along the River Nile when tragedy strikes, to Alnwick Playhouse on Thursday.

From Thursday to Saturday, Matt Miller and Peader Kirk present Fitting at the Queen’s Hall, Hexham.

There will be a preview performance of Janet Plater’s new play Haddock and Chips at The Exchange. North Shields on Wednesday. Then on Thursday (7:30) and Friday (2:30 and 7:30), Hands On Presents one-woman show Molly Snitch Ghost Whisperer.

On Monday at The Gala, Durham, Su Pollard stars in Philip Meeks’s one-woman play Harpy.

Dirty Dusting comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on Wednesday. Then on Saturday (various times), it’s the turn of the adult panto Rapunzel.

On Saturday (11:00 and 2:00) at Theatre Hullaballoo in Darlington, Lyngo Theatre presents Puss In Boots, a show with puppets for age 4+.