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7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Terrorvision, Reef, the Wildhearts and Nils Lofgren.

Here’s our 19th round-up of 2018 of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by Reef, Terrorvision, the Wildhearts and Os Mutantes.

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REVIEW: Matilda the Musical (UK Tour), Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, June 2

I joined the queue outside the Sunderland Empire along with an even mix of excitable children, mainly young girls, and less-enthralled adults wondering whether this show was going to be for me!
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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until March 31

There's a whole lot of monkeying around on the stage at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week.

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REVIEW: Jersey Boys - Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 31

Oh what a night, late March, back in twenty eighteen, what a very special time for me ... it doesn't quite have the same ring to it!

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Tyne Idols

‘Last’ tour for Tyne Idols

The latest tour to be announced by North Tyneside entertainment tourism business Tyne Idols is sure to be popular as it will be its last.

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West End Operatic Society will be presenting Top Hat at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle. Pictured are Charles Doherty and Bethanie Johnson.

Taking Top Hat to stage

A trio of North Tyneside theatre talents will be taking to the stage with a musical production in Newcastle.

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Deborah Southworth-Henderson, our Deputy District Commissioner presenting the cheque to Mervyn Lisher, Whitley Bay's Poppy appeal co-coordinator after one of the performances of our Gang Show.

Gang Show takes to the stage in Whitley Bay

A variety show filled with singing, dancing and sketches will be making its way to the Playhouse Whitley Bay next week.

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Whitley Bay Pantomime Society received help from VODA to secure funding.

It’s a first for Snow White at society

Featuring plenty of glitz and glamour, along with thrilling musical numbers and remarkable sets and costumes, Whitley Bay Pantomime Society will be taking on a classic that it has never performed before.

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Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney in Dance To The Music

Pals to dance through time

Kristina Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney are to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time.

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Tony Maudsley as Kenneth in Benidorm.

Spring - 'tis a season to be jolly at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A theatrical treasure chest of riches, featuring breath-taking dance, thought-provoking drama, feel-good musicals and family shows are on the cards this season and beyond at Newcastle Theatre Royal.
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The panto cast

REVIEW: Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Tyne Theatre, until December 31

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without going to see a panto of some kind for me.

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Panto swashbuckles in

Panto swashbuckles in

The Exchange in North Shields will host its first pantomime this Christmas as Robin Hood swashbuckles into town.

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Alexandra Burke

Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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Peter Kay

Peter Kay UK tour cancelled including 7 shows in Newcastle, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling his Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
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A good Christmas moan

A good Christmas moan

‘Tis the season to be...miserable as sin, according to popular Geordie comedian Gavin Webster.

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The cast of Cinderella which will take place at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

It’s panto time again for wor Cinderella

It’s panto time again ... oh yes it is.

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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Lyn Paul is back in the role of Mrs Johnstone

REVIEW: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (December 2)

The instantaneous and prolonged standing ovation at the end of Monday's opening night at the Sunderland Empire said it all - Blood Brothers is bloody brilliant!
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Panto gives support to Darcey’s charity

Panto gives support to Darcey’s charity

A Blyth-based charity has been chosen as the beneficiary of this year’s pantomime at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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