We've got ourselves a hoedown
Rich Hall is one of the greatest exports to the UK from the US since Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew and his latest show – coming to Durham’s Gala Theatre in October – is upro...
Jabberwocky is back in Darlington!
Award-winning pop-up theatre from Jabberwocky Market is back in Darlington once again this October for productions that fizz with intrigue and invention.
The dinner party poised to explode
The latest play from Peter Mortimer is a comedic morality tale in which the well-to-do dinner guests are ill prepared for an unwelcome interloper. It’s playing four venues acr...
Gender? Shoved in a blender!
There are three (THREE!) shows coming to Northern Stage in October that do the hokey-cokey with notions of gender identity.
Just who is the Juice Festival for?
The autumn half-term sees the return of the Juice Festival, which is Tyneside’s annual shindig celebrating the creativity of young people, but, hey, it’s a festival that provi...
King of Newcastle
Dr Martin Luther King made his last speech outside of the US in Newcastle, 50 years ago this year, and Freedom City 2017 aims to celebrate this historic visit with a programme...
Dragged up by their wigs
North East theatre company Bonnie and The Bonnettes are inspired by queer/drag/alternative performance (as well as notions of gender, autobiography, stories – real and imagine...
Gothic fun at Live...
Set during the lead-up to Whitby’s famous Goth Weekend, Ali Taylor’s funny and provocative new play is a family drama like no other coming to Live Theatre in October.
You know, for kids…
England’s leading children’s theatrical event, the TakeOff Festival, is back in Durham, and surrounding areas, in October for 90 performances spread across a full week.
Feel the Byrne
Jason Byrne is one of the most inventive comedians around and he’s got a string of dates in the north-east in October at which he’ll be pushing his three brains (THREE!) to th...
Funnier than Angela Merkel
German stand-up Henning Wehn has captured the hearts of British stand-up audiences and he’s bringing his new show to the Theatre Royal in October.
Hey! Sunderland Stages returns!
The thrilling Sunderland Stages – featuring theatre and other performance related goodies – have just unveiled their autumn/winter season and all I can say is hold onto your b...
Sharp. Moving. Unflinching.
The award-winning local company Open Clasp are set to return with Rattle Snake, a new play based on the real life stories of women who have faced and survived coercive control...