Stage What’s On
Paul Smith: Changed
O2 City Hall: May 19th 2021 - May 26th 2021
A lot has changed for Paul in recent years. Join him for his 3rd and largest ever tour of the UK and Ireland as he once again mixes sharp, hilarious stories from his life with his trademark off the cuff wit.
John Archer - Against The Odds
Arc: May 21st 2021
Semi-finalist on Britain’s Got Talent and support act for Tim Vine on 7 UK tours, John Archer finally takes to the stage in his own one man show. A rare chance to see baffling magic with a dash of comedy thrown in by the man who many consider to be the best Comedy Magician in the UK today.
Chris McCausland: Speaky Blinder
Arc: May 22nd 2021
He's blind. He's a dad. He's a husband. He's third in command. He'll speaky about all of that, plus loads more nonsense in between!
Jenny Eclair: Sixty! (FFS!)
Alnwick Playhouse: May 22nd 2021
Having hit 60 (but still a year younger than Madonna), Jenny Eclair AKA ‘The Face of Vagisan’ confronts a new decade of decrepitude. Now that it takes 20 minutes of scrolling down to find her DOB when she’s filling in forms online, should she celebrate or crawl into a hole? What will her 60’s hold for this 1960’s babe and is it a legal requirement to buy Nordic walking poles?
School of Rock
Theatre Royal: May 27th 2021
Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive-bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind-blowing rock band.
Ian Waite and Vincent Simone – Act Two
Gala Theatre: May 25th 2021
The fabulous Strictly Come Dancing stars promise another wonderful evening of old-fashioned variety – dance, comedy and song! With beautiful costumes, gorgeous lighting and world class routines, including the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, the Rhumba… and of course… there has to be another incredible Argentine Tango routine by the master! The boys will be joined by their stunning dance partners and a world class singer.
Gala Theatre: May 28th 2021
Large in size, and keen in nature, Zog is so eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know. Zog tries so very hard, perhaps too hard, and he bumps, burns and roars his way through years one, two and three. Luckily, the plucky Princess Pearl patches him up ready to face his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!
Theatre Royal: Jun 4th 2021
From Tudor queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a celebration of 21st century girl power. These Queens may have green sleeves but their lipstick is rebellious red,. Think you know the rhyme, think again... Divorced. Beheaded. LIVE!
A Way Home
Gala Theatre: Jun 1st 2021
‘This house isn’t unfit for habitation. We’re inhabiting it. It’s been habitated for 100 years!’ 1951 saw a third of County Durham’s villages classified as ‘D’. They were no longer deemed worthy of investment and were expected to die quietly. But they wouldn’t. A Way Home is a new play rooted in the stories and memories of the very people who called those D villages home. A County-wide fight lasting over 25 years becomes a 12-month journey at Bet’s kitchen table as she confronts what loss really looks like.
Strictly the Professionals 2020
Utilita Arena Newcastle: Jun 2nd 2021
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate the return of the Strictly Come Dancing professionals as they waltz their way across the UK, in what promises to be a Strictly spectacular occasion.
Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado
Gala Theatre: Jun 2nd 2021
Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (Times). Tornado questions Stew’s position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly lists his show as “reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.” Snowflake questions Stew’s worth in a society demolishing the liberal values he has been keen to espouse in a fairy-tale landscape of winter wonder.
Sindhu Vee: Alphabet
Gala Theatre: Jun 3rd 2021
A brand-new show about the hair we want, the friends we have, and living the vast difference between virus and viral.
School of Rock
Sunderland Empire Theatre: Jun 9th 2021 - Jun 12th 2021
The global hit musical based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black. Wannabe rock star Dewey Finn is cast out by his dive‐bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash. Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind‐blowing rock band.