What's on in the North East

Published: 23 March 2014
Reporter: Peter Lathan

How to Occupy an Oil Rig

Rambert returns to Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week with a triple bill featuring Christopher Bruce's Rooster, Subterrain by Ashley Page and Barak Marshall’s The Castaways on Tuesday and Thursday, and on Saturday Companie Kafig presents Boxe Boxe, fusing boxing and dance.

English Touring Theatre brings Brian Friel's Translations to Northern Stage from Tuesday to Saturday whilst on Friday and Saturday the theatre's new young company of recent graduates, NORTH, presents its first production, Send More Paper.

On Thursday Live Theatre presents its Scratch Night in association with The Empty Space, featuring The Removal Man by Michael Harding, Rage, Rage by Inspector Sands and Ishbel and I, written, devised and performed by Julia Voce.

Danish Dance Theatre presents a double bill, End of Loneliness and Riverside, at Dance City on Saturday.

Beatles show Let It Be is at Sunderland Empire from Monday to Saturday.

On Thursday Daniel Bye's How to Occupy an Oil Rig comes to Arts Centre Washington.

Also on Thursday Icarus Theatre Collective brings Othello to the Customs House in South Shields. On Saturday at various times Freehand Theatre presents Who's Been Sitting in My Chair (for age 3 - 7).

The Moscow State Circus is at Billingham Forum on Friday and Saturday, followed on Sunday by Tap Factory.

On Wednesday How to Occupy an Oil Rig comes to ARC Stockton, followed on Thursday by NORTH with Send More Paper.

Birmingham Stage Company brings Tom's Midnight Garden to Darlington Civic from Tuesday to Saturday.

On Friday Nunkie Theatre Company presents Oh, Whistle... Two Ghost Stories by M R James at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond.

This week Harrogate Theatre presents How to Occupy an Oil Rig on Tuesday in the Studio and Peppa Pig's Big Splash during the day on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Main House.