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Robinson Crusoe @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


23 November 2017 - 06 January 2018

Various - select 'Book Now' on the Gala site for all times

£6 - £17 (Family ticket £50 - £58)

Prepare to set sail into a world of hilarity and adventure!


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Robinson Crusoe @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


23 November 2017 - 06 January 2018

£6 - £17 (Family ticket £50 - £58)

Get ready to set sail into a nautical world of hilarity and adventure, as we join Robinson Crusoe (Jamie Brown) on his quest to find adventure, romance and the fabled Pearl of Wisdom.


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Peter Pan @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


28 November 2017 - 21 January 2018

£13 per ticket

Hook your seats early for the North East’s biggest and most spectacular pantomime and join the record-breaking trio of Clive, Danny & Chris for an unmissable adventure to Neverland!


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The Princess and the Goblin @ Northumberland theatre company


01 December 2017 - 22 January 2018

Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) returns to touring this winter season with ‘The Princess and the Goblin’. Performing to family audiences in small venues in towns and villages in the region and beyond.


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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Tickets are priced £14 - £22

Mirror, Mirror on the wall… What’s the greatest panto of them all? It’s Snow and the Seven Dwarfs at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House…


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Bear & Butterfly @ The Hullabaloo


12 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Tickets from £7.00

A charming tale of changing friendship for everyone aged 4 and above


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The Wizard of Oz @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


14 December 2017 - 30 December 2017

Exact times for each date can be found on the Queen's Hall website

Up to £16.50 (group discounts and concessions available)

The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!


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The Wizard of Oz @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


14 December 2017 - 30 December 2017

Tickets: £16.50 / £14.50 (Members / benefit conc / student / under 16s) / £13.00 (per person based on a group of 4 or more)

This pantomime season at Queen's Hall Arts Centre who better to add festive fun to one of the classic stories of all time than Hexham favourites, Oddsocks Productions.


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FE, FI, FO, FUM JACK AND THE BEANSTALK OPENS AT SUNDERLAND EMPIRE IN JUST 2 WEEKS! @ Sunderland Empire


15 December 2017 - 07 January 2018

The cast of Jack and the Beanstalk are full of beans to open at Sunderland Empire in just two weeks from 15 December 2017 – 7 January 2018 for one madcap adventure your family won’t want to miss!


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The Adventures of Sinbad Pantomime 2017 @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Various times each day, check the website for more details

£12 - £60 with special offers available - check the website for details

Following the sell-out success of Little Red Riding Hood (2015) and Sleeping Beauty (2016), The Maltings Pantomime returns for Christmas 2017!


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A Christmas Carol @ The Witham


16 December 2017

3 pm and 7.30 pm

£10 | £8 students and under 16s

Join The Castle Players for this traditional family treat.


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The Maltings Pantomime: The Adventures of Sinbad @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

It’s that time of year again (Oh yes it is!), and The Maltings Pantomime is back after breaking records once again last year! The team behind Little Red Riding Hood (2015) and Sleeping Beauty (2016) are back to sweep you out to sea with The Adventures of Sinbad.


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The Holly and Ivy @ The Witham


20 December 2017

7:30 pm

£10 adult | £8 students and under 16s | £5 per head (schools)

A concert of songs, stories, dances and customs celebrating the most wonderful time of the year


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The Holly and Ivy Workshop @ The Witham


20 December 2017

Times to be arranged with schools

£5 per head (schools)

Discover more about the songs, stories, dances and customs associated with midwinter, Christmas and New Year


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The Princess and the Goblin @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


21 December 2017

6.30pm

£8 - £10

This is a story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family with song, dance and fun along the way.


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Jack and the Beanstalk @ Arts Centre Washington


12 January 2018 - 27 January 2018

Friday and Saturdays only- 2pm (Sat only) + 7.30pm

£5

Washington Theatre Group present their popular annual pantomime


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Royal Opera House Presents: Rigoletto @ The Witham


16 January 2018

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast


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Spittal Variety Group 2018 Pantomime: Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 January 2018 - 21 January 2018

7.15pm plus some 2.15pm matinees

£13 / £11 concessions (no concessions Friday or Saturday evenings)

Can a panto be this good? “Oh yes it can!”.


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Fat Friends The Musical @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


23 January 2018 - 27 January 2018

7.30pm (Wed & Thu 2.00pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £19.50

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical


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The Transports: A Tale of Exile and Migration @ The Maltings, Berwick


23 January 2018

7.30pm

£20 - £22

“Stunning....truly a transport of delight” - The Guardian *****


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Ellen Kent's La Traviata @ Sunderland Empire


26 January 2018

7.30 pm

£15.40 - £44.40 plus £2.85 transaction fee

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century


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Not Another Burns Supper @ The Maltings, Berwick


26 January 2018

7pm

£20 / £19 concs

IDEOMS Theatre Company is delighted to return to The Maltings with their ever popular, Not Another Burns Supper.


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Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly @ Sunderland Empire


27 January 2018

7.30pm

From £15.40 + £2.85

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets and fabulous costumes


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Jason Cook takes his comedy club to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House! @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


27 January 2018

8pm

£12.00 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Jason Cook has announced he is opening another comedy club in the North East, this time in the 1100 seat Tyne Theatre & Opera House in Newcastle.


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Shrek the Musical @ Sunderland Empire


31 January 2018 - 11 February 2018

7pm (some 2.30pm and 5pm performances, check the website for details)

£17.50 - £52.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

This hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.


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Royal Opera House Presents: Tosca @ The Witham


07 February 2018

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences.


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The Circus of Horrors – The Voodoo VaudEvil @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


09 February 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £18 - £27. Early bat offer - £3 off top ticket prices (no concessions) until 31st October 2017 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation “Voodoo VaudEvil”.


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Stuart Maconie: Jarrow Road to The Deep South @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


10 February 2018

7.30pm

£15

Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on


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Hedda Gabler @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


12 February 2018 - 17 February 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...


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West End Operatic Society Presents: Top Hat @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


13 February 2018 - 17 February 2018

7.00pm plus 2.00pm Thurs & Sat Matinees

Tickets are priced £9 - £18, Concessions £2 off full price ticket Tues only. Groups 10+ get 1 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.


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RSC: Twelfth Night (12A) @ The Witham


14 February 2018

7 pm

£14 | £12 concessions

Christopher Luscombe returns to the RSC to tackle Shakespeare's greatest comedy


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Twelfth Night (RSC Live Screening) @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


14 February 2018

7.00pm

£15 (£13 concession), £10 Gala Members

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.


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Pressure @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


20 February 2018 - 24 February 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

The extraordinary story of one man who changed the course of the second world war.


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Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night Encore Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


21 February 2018

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.


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Cilla @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 February 2018 - 03 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £16.50

Cilla - The Musical is the spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series


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Suggs: What a King Cnut. A life in the Realm of Madness… @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


02 March 2018

7:30pm

Tickets: £29.00 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Due to huge popular demand, after his first tour-de-force, smash hit, one man show, ‘My Life Story’, Suggs is treading the boards again.


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ART @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


05 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

One of the most successful comedies ever, stage masterpiece and global phenomenon ART returns in the Spring


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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ Sunderland Empire


06 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

From £17.90 + £2.85

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.


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Royal Opera House Presents: Carmen @ The Witham


06 March 2018

6:45 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

Bizet's classic french opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's Intense production


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Tyne Theatre Productions present: Into the Woods @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

7.30pm plus 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Tickets are priced £16, £14 concessions, £10 limited view. Groups 10+ get 1 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.


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Oh Carol! @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


10 March 2018

7.30pm

£19.50 & £18.50

This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol


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Turin Brakes @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


11 March 2018

Tickets - £22.50

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to announce that Turin Brakes will be performing at the theatre on Sunday 11th March 2018 as part of their ‘Invisible Storm’ tour, in support of their new album of the same name.


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The Lock In ‘Folk Fairy Tale’ featuring The Demon Barbers @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


16 March 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £17.50, £15.50 concessions, £7.50 under 18s (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

The Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new version of their critically acclaimed folk and hip hop dance show ‘The Lock In!’


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The Bobby Thompson Story @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


16 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £12

Bobby Thompson’s Woodbine-smoking ‘Little Waster’ alter ego became a folk hero across the North East


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Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire


20 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

Various times each day, check the Sunderland Empire website for more details

Various prices depending on date - visit the Sunderland Empire website for more details

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is touring the UK and Ireland.


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Opera North / Madama Butterfly @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


20 March 2018

7.30pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures


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Berwick Middle School presents: Bugsy Malone @ The Maltings, Berwick


20 March 2018 - 21 March 2018

7pm

£7.50 / £6 concs

Splurge guns and Speakeasies are the order of the day in Berwick Middle Schools production of Bugsy Malone.


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Opera North / Don Giovanni @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


21 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Music director Aleksandar Markovic conducts a revival of Alessandro Talevi’s witty and imaginative 2012 production of Don Giovanni.


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Opera North / Madama Butterfly @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


22 March 2018

7.30pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures


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NT Live: Julius Caesar Live Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


22 March 2018

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down.


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Opera North / Don Giovanni @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


23 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Music director Aleksandar Markovic conducts a revival of Alessandro Talevi’s witty and imaginative 2012 production of Don Giovanni.


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Opera North / Un Ballo in Maschera @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


24 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

In Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) Verdi weaves a timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting, at the heart of which is a tragic love triangle


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The Jungle Book @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

7pm (+ Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £12

An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic comes to life in this colourful new show


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We Are the Lions Mr. Manager @ The Maltings, Berwick


30 March 2018

8pm

£13.50 (£11 - £12 concs)

The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.


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The Band @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


03 April 2018 - 14 April 2018

Evenings: Mon - Thu (not Mon 3 Apr) 7.30pm Fri 8.30pm // Matinees: Wed 4 Apr 2pm Fri 5pm Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £19.50 (no Friends' discount on Fri & Sat performances)

The Band is a new musical comedy about what it's like to grow up with a boyband and features the music of Take That.


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BRYAN FERRY @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


15 April 2018

Bryan Ferry is one of the most innovative singers and lyricists in popular music, with an original vocal brilliance of breathtaking elegance.


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Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire


16 April 2018 - 21 April 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

From £15 + £2.85

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to a venue near you!


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Just an Ordinary Lawyer @ The Maltings, Berwick


20 April 2018

8pm

£13.50 (£10 / £12 concs)

Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko follows the multi-award-winning Call Mr. Robeson with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”


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Crazy For You @ Sunderland Empire


24 April 2018 - 28 April 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

£22.90 - £53.90 plus £2.85 transaction fee

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical


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Matilda The Musical @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm matinees)

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book


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MATILDA THE MUSICALE ADULT CASTING. @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce the adult casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour including Sunderland Empire (8 May – 2 June 2018).


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MATILDA THE MUSICAL TO MAKE NORTH EAST DEBUT AT SUNDERLAND EMPIRE UNDER SIX MONTHS TO GO BEFORE THE LIMITED 4 WEEK ENGAGEMENT @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

The multi award-winning production of the RSC’s Matilda The Musical is set to make its North East debut at Sunderland Empire in under 6 months with a limited 4 week engagement from Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June 2018. Ticket prices start from £17.50 with current best availability at Monday – Thursday performances.


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Menopause the Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


10 May 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £28 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack


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Astravaganza Entertainment presents: “The Producers” A Mel Brooks Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm each night plus Thurs & Sat 2.30pm matinee

Tickets are priced £14 - £20 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm


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Sunset Boulevard @ Sunderland Empire


05 June 2018 - 09 June 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

£18.00 - £54.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world.


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Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


07 June 2018

£20.50

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to welcome back the hilarious Count Arthur Strong on Thursday 7th June 2018 with his brand new show ‘Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged’.


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Kiss Me Kate @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


26 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

7.00pm (+2.00pm Wednesday & Saturday)

£18.50 (£17 on Tuesday 21 March, 7.00pm performance; Seniors on Wednesday 22 March, 2.00pm performance; Students, under 16s, registered disabled and unwaged on Saturday 25 March, 2.00pm performance)

Durham Musical Theatre Company follows on from its sensational production of Carousel with the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate.


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Jersey Boys @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


31 July 2018 - 11 August 2018

7.30pm (+ Wed 2pm (not 8 Aug), Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £18.00

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is coming to Newcastle!


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Wicked @ Sunderland Empire


06 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm)

£22.00 - £78.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world


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WICKED 2018 UK & IRELAND TOUR @ Sunderland Empire


06 September 2018 - 29 September 2018

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz


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TV CAST TO STAR IN BENIDORM LIVE STAGE SHOW @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


07 September 2018 - 15 September 2018

evenings at 7.30pm, matinees on Thu 2pm and Sat 2.30pm

Tickets are from £16.50

Producers have revealed that Benidorm Live, the new stage show based on the hit ITV comedy premiering at Newcastle Theatre Royal next year, will star six of the original TV cast .


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NO PAWS IN PANTO FUN AS THEATRE ROYAL ANNOUNCES GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS FOR 18/19 @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 November 2018 - 20 January 2019

The doors have not yet opened for 2017/8’s record-breaking panto Peter Pan but Newcastle Theatre Royal has today announced a rip-roaring show for 2018/9 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears, the pantomime that’s just right!


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WAR HORSE @ Sunderland Empire


06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

It is announced today that WAR HORSE will return to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23 February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour. War Horse previously visited the venue for a sold out three week run in 2014.


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