What’s On Next Week! (w/c 10.10.16)

Posted on October 7th 2016 by indigo

Unsure of what to do next week? We recommend one event for every day, so you’ll never be short of things to do!

Monday 10th October
Hey Presto! @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall

From the creators of ‘Man on the Moon,’ ‘The Worst Princess’ and ‘My Granny Is A Pirate’ comes a brand new production, ‘Hey Presto!’ It tells the tale of best friends Presto and Monty – the former is a great magician and the latter is great at singing (and loves a good ice cream). When the carnival comes to town the pair perform a super-successful show, but the theme goes to Monty’s head. It’ll bring all the fun of the fair to Bishop Auckland Town Hall and will be a spellbinding treat for the under 7s.

Tuesday 11th October
Bookish @ Arts Centre Washington (hosted at Holmeside Coffee, Sunderland)

Sometimes it’s a difficult task to pick what to go and see at the theatre – oftentimes there’s more than one amazing-looking production on at the same time and you just know that you’ll be missing out. Well, Arts Centre Washington and Holmeside Coffee have just the antidote – and it involves books too! Bookish brings together five mini-shows filled with comedy and music to portray a number of classics, from the children’s tales of Roald Dahl to the modern drama of Kazuo Ishiguro. It doesn’t matter which ones you choose to see: they’re all guaranteed to raise a smile!

Wednesday 12th October
Footloose @ Sunderland Empire

Running until 15th October, now’s your opportunity to kick off your Sunday shoes! Based on the hit 80’s film, Footloose tells the story of city boy Ren, who thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to Bomont in an American backwater. But things aren’t quite as grim as he imagined: it turns out that he’s not the only one intent on breaking the rules! Featuring a classic 80’s soundtrack including hits such as ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ and ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy,’ this new production features some of the best in musical talent (including Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan) and cutting-edge choreography that’ll make you want to get Footloose!

Thursday 13th October
Nic Green, Laura Bradshaw and Rosana Cade present Cock and Bull @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House

Fancy hearing a right old cock’n’bull story? Conceived during the 2015 general election, Cock and Bull sees Nic Green, Laura Bradshaw and Rosana Cade convening to perform their own party conference. It’s an exploration of power, voice, agency and sustainability that uses some of the most-used phrases in politics to dismantle what we know about the subject. So all those empty promises and that lofty rhetoric? Prepare for it to get the satirical grilling it really deserves!

Friday 14th October
The Trials of Galileo @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre

In 1633, one of the Renaissance’s greatest thinkers, Galileo, went on trial for heresy. He mistakenly believed that if he took proof to the church, he could convince them of the science behind the world without being prosecuted. Unfortunately, he was wrong. Before he knew it, he was on trial. RSC and RADA member Tim Hardy is now touring his highly successful one-man show across the country, a witty and passionate rollercoaster that examines the events of his trial and questions the ever-contentious relationship between science and religion.

Saturday 15th October
Kathryn Williams and Friends @ Gala Theatre and Cinema

This year’s Durham Book Festival continues by bringing together the Mercury Prize-nominated artist Kathryn Williams and a bunch of highly talented friends! Michele Stodart from The Magic Numbers, Tom McRae, spoken word artist Salena Godden, Sunday Times best-seller Laura Barnett and Polari First Book Prize winner Kirsty Logan are all heading off on a three-day songwriting retreat before premiering their work at this special event. It’s set to be a magical, surprising evening filled with top talent.

Sunday 16th October
Stand To! @ Locomotion, The National Railway Museum at Shildon

Tired of the same old second hand markets and car boot sales? Need something with a little bit more action? The two are combined at Stand To, a market where there’s no need to sign up or enlist, you just need to turn up! An army of traders will be turning up to sell a huge array of toy soldier-related items and memorabilia. If you’re fanatical about figurines, there’ll definitely be something here that’ll make you stand to attention!

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