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Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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Peter Kay

Peter Kay UK tour cancelled including 7 shows in Newcastle, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling his Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
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Louise Roberts as the Goblin Cat and Nigel Collins as Glump in NTC's The Princess and the Gobline. Picture by Keith Pattison

Join princess’s adventure

Alnwick-based Northumberland Theatre Comapny has teamed up with Highlights Touring Scheme to bring its seasonal show to Middleton.

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Morpeth St George's Players

Players were fab In the Frame

In the Frame by St George’s Community Players, at Morpeth URC.

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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Lyn Paul is back in the role of Mrs Johnstone

REVIEW: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (December 2)

The instantaneous and prolonged standing ovation at the end of Monday's opening night at the Sunderland Empire said it all - Blood Brothers is bloody brilliant!
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REVIEW: Magical event at Kielder with lasting memories

REVIEW: Magical event at Kielder with lasting memories

Ever since I was a child, Christmas has been the most magical time of the year.

Pupils take town history to stage

Pupils take town history to stage

Pupils from three Morpeth schools are to bring to life an important part of their town’s long and proud history to celebrate the launch of a new book by prolific local author Bridget Gubbins.

The amazing bubble man will be at Whitley Bay

Gang forever blowing bubbles on magic tour

Bubbles and magic are on the agenda when The Puppet Gang performs The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show.

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Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Ponteland Repertory Society took the performance award at NODA awards night.

Society reaps rewards from 90th anniversary

A Ponteland drama group has won a prestigious accolade.

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Agnet of Influence will  be staged at Wingates Memorial Hall

A right royal period political intrigue

The autumn season of Highlights Touring Theatre comes to Wingates next week.

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Taking theatre to villages

Taking theatre to villages

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has announced a new season of shows heading to village halls across the county this autumn.

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Nikki Simm in rehearsals with James Horner for a variety show at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

Nikki goes from front of house to centre stage

A delighted singer and dancer is stepping out from the shadows to take the spotlight in a theatre charity show.

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Belsay Hall

Shakespeare under the stars at attraction

Visitors can step back in time to the days of sword fighting and Shakespeare at a Northumberland attraction.

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Tom Bird. Picture by Bronwen Sharp

Rising star Tom lands top role at theatre in York

A Northumberland man has landed a top role at a leading theatre in the north, after a stint at one of the country’s most famous venues.

Youngsters from Cambo First School in their summer production.

Vibrant costumes, fun characters and enthusiastic performers

Youngsters from a Northumberland first school have been praised for their summer production.

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The Rocky Monster Show performed by pupils of Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools in Morpeth.

Pupils rock the monster musical

Monster mayhem took over Morpeth schools as almost 200 pupils staged their own rock ‘n’ roll musical.

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