Right royal romp to be staged in Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay’s St Andrew’s Gilbert and Sullivan Society are performing the 1902 Edward German and Basil Hood comic opera Merrie England nightly until Saturday. The show, about romance and rivalry at the court of Queen Elizabeth I, is being staged at St Andrew’s Church Hall, in Eastfield Avenue, Monkseaton.

Tickets are £7. For details, call 0191 252 3319.