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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Andre Rieu, the Fratellis, Ross Noble and the Overtones

Here is our 48th round-up of 2016 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the North East over the next seven days, including gigs by Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Andre Rieu, the Fratellis and Shields.

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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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Go on, go on, go on, Father Ted returns

A drama group is bringing back an old favourite to the stage.

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Jason Manford is at the Plowright Theatre this month

Manford on north stage

A favourite northern comedian will be paying a visit to Whitley Bay next week.

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Roy Chubby Brown is appearing at Scarborough's Spa Grand Hall on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Chubby back for more fun

As politically incorrect as they come, one of the bad boys of British comedy scene will be live on a North East stage this weekend.

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Children’s fun at the Playhouse

A second production off a children’s show is to be performed at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, this summer.

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Ken Dodd.

Ken Dodd at Playhouse

Veteran entertainer Ken Dodd will be spreading some happiness in Whitley Bay this weekend.

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North Shields actor in Somme show

North Shields actor in Somme show

A North Shields actor is transporting Durham’s Gala Theatre visitors back to the Battlefields of the Somme.

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Pied Piper on path to boost charity funds

Pied Piper on path to boost charity funds

A North Tyneside charity will benefit from a production which takes place at a Whitley Bay venue this week.

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