What's on in the North East

Published: 6 May 2018

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, starring Robert Powell and Liza Goddard, comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday to Saturday.

Phoenix Dance’s new dance piece, Windrush: Movement of the People, celebrating the 70th anniversary of SS Empire Windrush’s arrival in Britain, comes to Northern Stage on Wednesday and Thursday. The programme also includes Calyx by Sandrine Monin and a revival of Shadows by Christopher Bruce. Also on Wednesday at 8:00, Playing Up returns to Stage 3, an evening of new writing from the region.

My Romantic History continues at Live Theatre until Saturday.

At Alphabetti from Tuesday to Saturday The Oxi Morons present Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years.

On Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:00 National Dance Company Wales presents Terra Firma, a triple bill, at Dance City.

Matilda the Musical comes to Sunderland Empire from Tuesday until 2 June.

At the Queen’s Hall in Hexham on Thursday Nordic Voices brings together Methera, a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music, and storyteller Mats Rehnman, to perform Strange Lovers, new folk music woven with stories of unexpected love.

On Thursday Chrissy Rock and Tommy Cannon star in Seriously Dead at Playhouse Whitley Bay.

On Friday at The Exchange, North Shields, Granda’s Spade Company presents Cleaving the Sod, a one-man play by Arthur McKenzie.

Northern Ballet’s Ugly Duckling comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre on Thursday at 2:00, 4:00 and 6:00. On Sunday One Woman Sex in the City: A Parody arrives at the theatre.

At 1:30 on Friday Highlights Rural Touring Scheme brings performance company Curious Seed’s show Chalk About (for age 8+) to The Witham in Barnard Castle.

On Wednesday Menopause the Musical comes to Billingham Forum, followed on Thursday (1:00 and 3:30) and Friday (11:00 and 2:00), by children’s show (for age 2+) Dear Zoo.

Ugly Duckling comes to Middlesbrough Theatre on Wednesday at 11:30, 1:30 and 5:00, followed on Friday by Seriously Dead and on Saturday by Swansea City Opera with Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.

Mandala Theatre Company presents Castaways at ARC Stockton on Thursday at 7:00.

A new version of Alan Ayckbourn‘s first play and West End hit, Relatively Speaking, comes to the main house at Harrogate Theatre from Wednesday to Saturday. In the Studio Theatre from Wednesday until 19 May, Thunder Road presents 20,000 Leagues under The Sea, adapted for the stage by Rob Johnston.

Peter Lathan