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LOOK BACK IN ANGER @ The Hullabaloo


07 June 2020

8pm

1956: the year of the Suez Crisis, the Hungarian uprising and Elvis Presley's first album...


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Bring It On @ Sunderland Empire


09 June 2020 - 13 June 2020

Inspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high‐flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive choreography and tricks.


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These Hills Are Ours @ Arts Centre Washington


11 June 2020

Do you ever want to run away from it all? Dan and Boff did exactly that...


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The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe @ Arts Centre Washington


18 June 2020

From the award-winning creators of Christmas Gothic, Austen’s Women, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, and The Time Machine.


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SIR RANULPH FIENNES: LIVING DANGEROUSLY @ Darlington Hippodrome


24 June 2020

7.30pm

Named by The Guinness Book of Records as 'the world's greatest living explorer', SIR RANULPH FIENNES has spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure; inspiring generations and risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.


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Kevin Clifton & Joanne Clifton - Burn The Floor @ Sunderland Empire


01 July 2020

In the past two decades Burn the Floor has revolutionised Ballroom style. Combining jaw-dropping choreography and ground-breaking moves, Burn the Floor brings their famous, infectious and rebellious energy to the stage every single night in the UK, starring Strictly Come Dancing champions Kevin Clifton and Joanne Clifton.


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Sister Act @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


02 July 2020 - 04 July 2020

Deloris Van Cartier works in a nightclub for her gangster boyfriend. When she witnesses him murder one of his gang for speaking to the police she goes on the run, and he puts out a ‘hit’ on her. She reports it to the police who hide her in a convent on a witness protection programme.


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Dance Attack @ Sunderland Empire


04 July 2020

Join this talented local youth company as they embark on a truly magical adventure to the world of dance. An adventure which takes them in many directions and often under attack - DANCE ATTACK. Suitable for all ages, family entertainment at it's best.


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Hedge @ Arts Centre Washington


04 July 2020

A playful, fresh and engaging new production for children aged 4+ and their families.


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IN THE NIGHT GARDEN @ Darlington Hippodrome


18 July 2020 - 19 July 2020

IN THE NIGHT GARDEN show is coming to Darlington Hippodrome in 2020!


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DRAGONS AND MYTHICAL BEASTS @ Darlington Hippodrome


21 July 2020 - 23 July 2020

Enter into a magical world of myths and legends in this fantastical new interactive show for all the family which brings spectacular puppets to life...


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THE HANDLEBARDS: MACBETH @ The Hullabaloo


08 August 2020

Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, THE HANDLEBARDS are a four-strong troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK...


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BEYOND THE BARRICADE @ Darlington Hippodrome


02 September 2020

7.30pm

Celebrating a fantastic 21 years touring in 2020, the UK's longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables and delivers over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, ending or course with a stunning finale from Les Mis.


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THE LADYBOYS OF BANGKOK - FLIGHT OF FANTASY


04 September 2020

7.30pm

Climb aboard for the ride of your lives as 16 of the world's most glamorous showgirls (who just happen to be men!) take you soaring to a new world of dazzling diamante dipped song and dance destinations.


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GREASE @ Darlington Hippodrome


08 September 2020 - 12 September 2020

7.30pm

The world's best-loved musical is back! Grittier and more glamorous than ever before...


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The Newcastle Legends @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


11 September 2020

A night with Newcastle Legends; a unique chance to meet former Newcastle United players from the ‘entertainers era’; Steve Howey, John Beresford, Brian Kilcline, Tommy Wright, Lee Clark, Keith Gillespie, Kevin Scott, Darren Peacock and Liam O’Brien (with a few more players still to be announced!)


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Northumberland Theatre Company presents The Strange case of Jekyll and Hyde @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


11 September 2020

7.30pm

Experience the tale of Jekyll and Hyde a tale where the human soul is the battleground for a war between an angel and a fiend.


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AN EVENING WITH SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON @ Darlington Hippodrome


16 September 2020

7.30pm

AN EVENING WITH SIR MICHAEL PARKINSON celebrates the life and career of a man who has interviewed over 2000 of the most important cultural figures of the 20th and 21st centuries.


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Dreamboys @ O2 City Hall Newcastle


24 September 2020

The Dreamboys are without a shadow of a doubt the UK's most famous and successful show of its kind in history...


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CAROLE - THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING @ Darlington Hippodrome


30 September 2020

CAROLE - THE MUSIC OF CAROLE KING is a celebration of the music of one of the world's greatest songwriters Carole King.


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The Haunting of Blaine Manor @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


01 October 2020

Winner of the Salford Star ‘Best Play of the Year Award’, The Haunting of Blaine Manor, is coming to Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Thursday 1st October 2020.


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Theatre Creative presents Macbeth @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


02 October 2020 - 03 October 2020

12pm Thurs, 12pm & 7.30pm Fri, 7.30pm Sat

Blood will have blood…


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The Greatest Hits of Motown - How Sweet It Is @ Sunderland Empire


04 October 2020

Now in its 18th successive year, this stunning 100% live show combine’s first class music together with slick choreography and an amazing band.


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JASON DONOVAN - MORE GOOD REASONS @ Darlington Hippodrome


04 October 2020

7.30pm

Jason can't wait to play his first music concert tour in four years with his 'Even More Good Reasons' Tour. Don't miss it!


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Jonathan Pie @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


13 October 2020

If no news is good news then good news is fake news.


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THE DREAMBOYS @ Darlington Hippodrome


15 October 2020

THE DREAMBOYS, the UK's most famous girl's night out, are back and hotter than ever with a brand-new show and UK tour for 2020.


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PEPPA PIG'S BEST DAY EVER @ Darlington Hippodrome


17 October 2020 - 18 October 2020

PEPPA PIG is excited to be going on a special day out with George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig - it's going to be her best day ever!


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One Night of Elvis - Lee Memphis King @ Sunderland Empire


21 October 2020

In this latest production, Lee Memphis King portrays Elvis Presley at his peak celebrating the iconic ‘Vegas Years’ from 1969 - 1977. Resplendent in the most authentic costumes from Elvis’s performance and an orchestra backing this incredible performer prepare to be taken back in time to see Elvis in the way it was.


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Friends! The Parody Musical @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


23 October 2020

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.


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Friends – The Musical Parody @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


01 November 2020

Friends! The Musical Parody celebrates and pokes fun at the wacky misadventures of the group of 20-something pals we love from the hit TV show as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.


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Ballet Theatre UK presents A Christmas Carol @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


06 November 2020

7.30pm

Back by popular demand, this festive season see’s the return of the captivating story, A Christmas Carol. Taking note from Charles Dickens, the classic tale is set in the streets of a traditional Victorian Christmas.


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Horrible Histories @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


06 November 2020 - 07 November 2020

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead!


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Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 November 2020

Happy Idiot in association with Worthing Theatres and Museum presents: Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover
A parody of Lady Chatterley’s Lover by DH Lawrence...


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SISTER ACT @ Darlington Hippodrome


09 November 2020 - 14 November 2020

DELORIS IS BACK, AND SHE'S READY TO TAKE ON THE 21ST CENTURY Brace yourselves Sisters!


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LIZ JONES '8 1/2 STONE & STILL FULL OF ISSUES' @ Darlington Hippodrome


15 November 2020

LIZ JONES, much read columnist in the Mail on Sunday, with over 69 million readers around the world, makes her stage debut with her brand-new show.


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HORRIBLE HISTORIES: RUTHLESS ROMANS @ Darlington Hippodrome


18 November 2020 - 22 November 2020

We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead!


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HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GROOVY GREEKS @ Darlington Hippodrome


19 November 2020 - 21 November 2020

We all want to meet people from history! The trouble is everyone is dead!


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Los Pacaminos @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


21 November 2020

8.00pm

Los Pacaminos features Paul Young, Drew Barfield, Mark Pinder, Steve Greetham, Jamie Moses, Steve Oakman and Melvin Duffy (The UK’s premier pedal steel player).


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Humpty Dumpty @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


24 November 2020 - 17 January 2021

A brand-new pantomime packed with yokes comes to Newcastle!


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Robin Hood @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


25 November 2020 - 21 January 2021

More fun and mayhem from your favourite panto family, as they all head for Sherburn Forest to tell the tale of heroic outlaw Robin Hood, his merry men (and women!), and his battles with the evil Sheriff of Nottingham.


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Enchanted Entertainment present: Sleeping Beauty @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


04 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

THIS YEAR’S DREAM OF A PANTOMIME!


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CINDERELLA @ Darlington Hippodrome


05 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

You shall go to the ball this Christmas with the spectacular family pantomime CINDERELLA..


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Humpty Dumpty - Relaxed Performance @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


06 December 2020 - 12 January 2021

A brand-new pantomime packed with yokes comes to Newcastle!


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Snow White @ Sunderland Empire


12 December 2020 - 03 January 2021

They had a ball in last year’s panto extravaganza, Cinderella, so we just had to get them to do it again then didn’t we ‘woo!’


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Waitress @ Sunderland Empire


01 February 2021 - 06 February 2021

When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated. With the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, Jenna overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.


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Hairspray The Musical @ Sunderland Empire


01 March 2021 - 06 March 2021

It’s Baltimore, 1962 where Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger heart, is on a mission to follow her dreams and dance her way onto national TV. Tracy’s audition makes her a local star and soon she is using her new-found fame to fight for equality, bagging local heartthrob Link Larkin along the way!


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THE GOOD OLD DAYS OF VARIETY @ Darlington Hippodrome


16 March 2021

The award-winning show takes you back to the great days of variety entertainment.


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Francis Rossi: I Talk Too Much @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


22 March 2021

Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary secrets of his 50-plus years in rock’n’roll when he takes to the stage for an intimate evening of chat and music.


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Enchanted Entertainment present: The Wizard of Oz Easter Panto @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


03 April 2021 - 04 April 2021

3pm & 7pm Sat, 1pm & 5pm Sun

Starring comedy legend BOBBY DAVRO as Scarecrow and panto favourite CHARLIE RICHMOND as Lion!


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School of Rock @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


24 May 2021 - 29 May 2021

GET READY TO STICK IT TO THE MAN NEWCASTLE, BECAUSE ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S WEST END AND BROADWAY HIT MUSICAL SCHOOL OF ROCK IS COMING TO ROCK OUT!


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Walk Right Back - The Everly Brothers Story @ Sunderland Empire


26 June 2021

Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers around those trademark “harmonies from heaven”.


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