Friday, 2 September 2016

News: Exciting Week Ahead

Exciting Week Ahead
Edinburgh Fringe stops. The theatres come out of the dark. Suddenly there’s lots to do!

The Dolly Mixtures at South Shields Customs House has been getting great reviews and finishes Saturday 3rd September.  Review: LINK

Chris Cross the Magician presents The Greatest Show on The Tyne! at Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House  on Friday 2nd September with a huge cast. Preview: LINK

There is a chance to enjoy a tour of Newcastle’s grade I listed Tyne Theatre & Opera House on the morning of Saturday 3rd September. Details: LINK

On Saturday 3rd September the legendary Grinning Idiot Comedy Club returns to its natural home at St Dominics Club opposite the Tanner’s Arms in Newcastle. Sam Avery - as MC with Duncan Oakley, Mick Ferry and David Hadingham. See for details.

Curious Monkey have the honour of presenting Preggers as the Gosforth Civic Theatre opening performance on Sunday 4th September. It is written and performed by Amy Golding. Details: LINK

Musical fans will be pleased to see that Alexandra Burke stars in Sister Act at Sunderland Empire from Monday 5th – Saturday 10th September. Preview: LINK

Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre has re-opened after a short summer break and will be the host of An Evening With Savvy B from Monday 5th - Saturday 10th September. Preview: LINK

The Progressive Players perform Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett from Monday 5th - Saturday 10th September at Gateshead’s Little Theatre. Details:

Grow Up Grandad starts its North East tour with a week at the Arc Stockton. Preview: LINK

Describing itself as A show for anyone who’s ever loved music - Theatre meets gig, FANS starts its tour this week performing at Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th September at the Stockton ARC and on Friday 9th September at the Alnwick Playhouse. Preview: LINK    

The Bradford City fire tragedy is the subject of Lung Theatre’s The 56 which arrives at Newcastle Live Theatre on Tuesday 6th – Wednesday 7th September. Preview: LINK

Two free Heritage Open Day theatre tours will be running on Thursday 8th September (1.30-2.30pm) and Friday 9th September (12-1pm) at Sunderland Empire concluding with free tea and coffee. Places on these tours are limited and pre-booking is essential on 0844 871 3022 or bookable in person at the Box Office. Preview: LINK

Thursday 8th September sees the launch of a regular music night in the cellar bar of Newcastle City Hall. The first line up includes: Kate Wedgewood, Bernie Christie, Underwood, Simma and  This Ground Moves guitarist Stephen Cochrane. Tickets are £5 on the door.

The Arts Centre Washington will be previewing Letters To Myself on Thursday 8th September Preview: LINK

World War 1 is the subject of Durham Gala’s first non-panto production for many years as The Fighting Bradfords appears from Thursday 8th to Saturday 17th September. Preview: LINK

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