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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by the Jesus and Mary Chain, Martika, Circa Waves and Kathryn Williams

Here’s our 11th round-up of 2017 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including concerts by the Jesus and Mary Chain, Circa Waves, Paul Young and Richard Hawley.

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Destiny

Sisters’ destiny is all magic

A pair of teenage siblings who made history when they became the youngest members of the Magic Circle, will take their award-winning act to South Shields this spring.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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CBeebies stars Callum Donnelly, Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher are bringing Treasure Island to Whitley Bay for half-term. Picture: Richard Grebby

Fun for youngsters during half-term

Youngsters will have a ball with the Playhouse, Whitley Bay’s line-up during half-term.

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A team of 16 students from Gillian Quinn School of Theatre Dance has been invited to appear in Dirty Dancing at the Playhouse Whitley Bay.

Students join the Dirty Dancing professionals

Young dancers will be strutting their stuff with the professionals when they take to the stage at the Playhouse Whitley Bay.

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Blaes brothers are making a name for themselves in the world of muscial theatre

Brothers hit the right note

Three Tyneside brothers have proved that music runs in the family.

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Duo’s tale from West End

Duo’s tale from West End

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back with a date at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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An Evening of Dirty Dancing.

Spend an evening with Dirty Dancing

The stage is set to have the Time of Your Life at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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Aladdin at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay

It’s panto time again as stars take to stage

Boyzone’s Shane Lynch will be taking to the stage next week when Blue Genie Entertainment returns to the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, for its lavish professional pantomime.

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Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly. Picture by Catherine Ashmore.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3.

Prepare to be razzled and dazzled as the award-winning musical Chicago hits the North East with a bang again this week.
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An excess of Overcoats.

Cloud Nine comic mime show goes on tour

One problem the cast of the latest Cloud Nine theatre production won’t have is learning their lines – there aren’t any.

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Tynemouth Gang Show.

The Gang is back on stage

A variety show that is set to bring smiles to faces will take place at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay later this month.

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The cast of Harriet Martineau

Premiere of Tyneside play

A new play set in Tynemouth and written by a Whitley Bay-born playwright will have its premiere in Newcastle next week.

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Pitmen Painters by Phoenix Theatre Company

Pitmen Painters on stage

A play about aspiration that everyone can engage with, as well as the power of art to unify people despite their backgrounds and experiences, will be on stage in Blyth from next week.

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The comedy of Spamalot

The comedy of Spamalot

An amateur dramatics group will bring comedy to the stage at Whitley Bay next week.

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Music, puppets and more

Music, puppets and more

A stellar line-up will be taking to the stage at a North Tyneside theatre over the coming weeks.

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Ryan O'Donnell as Ray Davies in Sunny Afternoon.

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (Oct 8)

The '60s were tumultuous times in the music industry, epitomised by the story of British rockers The Kinks.

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Professor Robert Winston

Fine line-up at Playhouse

Comedy, music and unusually genetics will be on stage at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, over the coming weeks.

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Youngsters take to stage

Youngsters take to stage

A youth theatre group is in the final stages of rehearsals for a double performance of a well-known musical.

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Practically Perfect - Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins, Madeline as Jane Banks and Colby Mulgrew as Michael Banks.

REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until October 29

Magical, colourful, spectacular, imaginative, magnificent, dazzling - there simply aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the latest staging of the enduring musical Mary Poppins.

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