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Locks to look forward to as Hairspray bounces back to city

Newcastle Theatre Royal audiences can prepare themselves for a week of beautifully coiffed fun once again as the crowning glory of feel-good musicals Hairspray returns to the city next week from Monday, June 25 to Saturday, June 30.

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Moana at Disney on Ice.

Disney on Ice back in Newcastle this October

Audiences will set sail with the wayfinder Moana as she makes her European debut live on ice in Disney On Ice presents Dream Big.

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Gangsta Granny by Birmingham Stage Company.

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, Theatre Royal, until Saturday, September 2

David Walliams' Gangsta Granny is one of those shows that really does appeal to all ages - even little ones.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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From left: David McCarthy and Louis Roberts, in Lancelot Errington and his Nevvy Mark and the taking of Lindisfarne Castle. Picture by Keith Pattison

REVIEW: The Disasters of Johnny Armstrong and Other Daft Tales, Northumberland Theatre Company, Bamburgh Pavilion

It’s been a time of upheaval for the renowned Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC), after recently upping sticks from Alnwick Playhouse – their home of many years – and moving to Amble’s Dovecote Centre.

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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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Morpeth Players take on It's On, It's Off.

Players tackle comedy with a slow start but full of laughter

Phew! What a day in the Humphreys household.

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until March 31

There's a whole lot of monkeying around on the stage at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week.

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Tritlington and Coquetdale Young Farmers panto

Young farmers join forces

It’s been a busy year already for Tritlington Young Farmers’ Club.

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REVIEW: Jersey Boys - Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 31

Oh what a night, late March, back in twenty eighteen, what a very special time for me ... it doesn't quite have the same ring to it!

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Morpeth Players take on It's On, It's Off.

Play is recipe for lots of laughs

Ding dong, the bells are going to chime. Or perhaps not?

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Bront� as Carole King. Photos by Craig Sugden

Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 10

Will you still love this musical tomorrow?

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Drama and fun in tales from Borders

Drama and fun in tales from Borders

A play by Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) will be performed in Morpeth later this month.

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Comedy adventure on stage

Comedy adventure on stage

A rip-roaring comedy adventure will be taking to the stage in Middleton this week.

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Molly Roberts

Molly on stage with Hollywood star

A Ponteland woman will be appearing on stage alongside Hollywood heavyweight David Haig at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal this week.

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Comedy trio set for stage

Comedy trio set for stage

From the cutting-edge of physical comedy comes an alternative version of events in the race to Antarctica, performed by the critically-acclaimed trio Gonzo Moose.

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New shows and more venues for the season

New shows and more venues for the season

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, together with 17 village halls across Northumberland, will be bringing another great line-up of shows to rural communities this spring.

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Cast member Chrissy Irwin, Wendy McDonald of Statex, Billy Mitchell,'Richard Barksby of Statex, Glen McCrorry and Lesley Saint John.

Printer gives support for Sammy

An award-winning print solutions company has pledged its support to one of the region’s most loved charities by becoming its dedicated print partner for an iconic Geordie show.

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It’s panto time again and Alice is on stage

It’s panto time again and Alice is on stage

Budding thespians are preparing to take to the stage as Morpeth Pantomime Society gets ready for its annual production.

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The Princess and the Goblin comes to Etal Village Hall on Tuesday. An exciting adventure about the goblins' attempts to steal away the princess. More details below.

Join princess’s adventure

Join Northumberland Theatre Company as it brings its winter production to the stage in Morpeth.

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