For those about to Rock…
Graham Greene’s iconic 1938 novel Brighton Rockhas been adapted for the stage by Pilot theatre and it’s coming to Northern Stage in early May.
The multi-award winning My Romantic History is a modern theatrical classic and it has been given a glorious update to place the action in Newcastle.
Sex! Where? In the city!
A one-woman parody of Sex And The City is whooshing into Whitley Bay, Durham, Middlesbrough and South Shields this May. I’ll drink a cosmopolitan to that.
Northern Ballet’s original pioneering dance piece for children and their families Ugly Ducklingwill be taking flight in Middlesbrough, Durham and Berwick throughout May.
Can cook will cook
Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok tells the extraordinary story of the three generations of women behind the famous Manchester restaurant, Sweet Mandarin. It’s coming to the ...
Poems! Absolutely loads of them!
The theme for this year’s Newcastle Poetry Festival is ‘Crossings’, which explores notions of borders, art, travel and music. It runs at various venues on Tyneside from 2-5 Ma...
Shamanic! Intense! Stunning!
Humanhood are one of the UK’s real shooting stars when it comes to contemporary dance and they’re bringing their stunning piece Zero to Dance City in April.
Christ(ie) on a bike!
Here’s a nice pic of comedian Bridget Christie on her beloved motorbike. She’s currently touring her latest show ‘What Now?’ and will be vrooming into Durham’s Gala Theatre th...
What kind of men are these?
The winner of the prestigious Best Theatre Show at The Pleasance in Edinburgh last year is coming to Arts Centre Washington in early May. Brace yourself for a shot of Testoste...
Poetry down to a T
This year’s T-junction International Poetry Festival in Middlesbrough is taking its cue from the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s voyage on HMS Endeavour.
The tragedy of a local artist
Peter Mortimer’s dramatic new play for Cloud Nine is inspired by the life of the North Shields artist Victor Noble Rainbird and it’s having its premiere at The Exchange in Apr...
Oh, Jeremy Hardy!
That above headline scans rather nicely if sung to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army. One of our current party leaders should adopt it. Anyway: the very funny a...
And not a wee piece of shortbread in sight
The wonderful CaroleW Productions are running a Scottish season in Newcastle from March to May taking in everything from poetry to plays to Potter. We’re in!