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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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Joe McElderry stars in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

7 shows to see in the next 7 days, including ones by Roy Wood, Kate Rusby and the Twang

Here’s our 50th round-up of the year of concerts, plays and other shows on in the north east over the next seven days, including gigs by the Twang, Uli Jon Roth and Kate Rusby.

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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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The amazing bubble man will be at Whitley Bay

Forever blowing bubbles with gang

The Puppet Gang will be performing The Nutty Professor and his Amazing Magic Bubble Show at Whitley Bay High School on Sunday.

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Cloud Nine will perform their new play next week.

Strong cast for comedy

The Dirty Flea-Bitten Scrounging Bastard by North Tyneside’s Cloud Nine Theatre Company.

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Lottie Rhodes

Lottie tries to save music

A young north east actress is to star in a new children’s opera.

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Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Cloud Nine will perform their new play next week.

Company’s new play to make its debut

A theatre group is staging a new play set in the modern-day London of get-rich-quick millionaires.

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Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Gibber project manager Sarah Robson and director Vicky Blackburn.

Gibber ‘go the extra mile’

A North Tyneside education theatre company has been named Small Supplier of the Year in regional business recognition awards.

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Gary Delaney at Buxton's Pavilion Arts Centre on October 3,

‘King of one-liner’ brings tour to town

A comedian known for his regular Mock the Week television appearances will be visiting Whitley Bay next month.

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Maxwell Thompson who plays Michaels Darling in Peter Pan at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay this summer.

Children selected for show

Talented young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of others throughout the north east to secure coveted roles in an eagerly awaited musical visiting The Playhouse, Whitley Bay, next month.

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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live. Photo by Paul Clapp.

Mister Maker is in town

A children’s television favourite will be appearing live on stage with some of his colourful friends next week.

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