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Group makes its debut with comedy show

A comedy performance banished the winter blues in Seahouses.

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Alnwick Theatre Club stage Cinderella at Alnwick Playhouse
 The fun cast includes the characters Shrek, The King and Dan.
Picture by Jane Coltman

It’s panto time for Cinders in the Wick, but all is not as it seems

A much-loved children’s fairy tale will be brought to the stage with a difference from tomorrow as Alnwick Theatre Club stages its annual pantomime.

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Chef takes restaurant to stage for comedy

Chef takes restaurant to stage for comedy

Lesbury Village Hall, a partner venue with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, is opening the spring season with a comedy show that fuses a play with a spicy cookery demonstration live on stage.

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Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories.  Northumberland Theatre Company. Picture by Jane Coltman

REVIEW: Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC), Alnwick Playhouse Studio, Wednesday, December 7

Giggling and laughing. The little boy sitting behind me just giggled and laughed with joy all the way through Northumberland Theatre Company’s winter production on opening night yesterday.

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The principal actors in Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz.

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre, until Saturday, December 3

A theatre full of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and a journalist (me) was bristling with pride this evening as the latest crop of budding stars hit the stage.
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Little Red Riding Hood and other stories
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Jordan Larkin and Laura Jayne Ayres.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Bringing well-loved tales to the stage for seasonal performances

A special adaptation of well-loved, familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales will be touring across Northumberland and beyond from this week.

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Warkworth panto rehearsals

Merry men offer all the fun of Warkworth panto

Robin Hood and his gang of Merry Men make the trip north from Sherwood Forest to get up the nose of Nottingham’s Sheriff in Warkworth when the annual panto comes to town.

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Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly. Picture by Catherine Ashmore.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3.

Prepare to be razzled and dazzled as the award-winning musical Chicago hits the North East with a bang again this week.
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White Christmas was a treat of a show.

White Christmas is a cracker of a show

Starlight Theatre Productions, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle, Tuesday, November 22.

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What a life

Show tells of singer Kathleen Ferrier

Northumberland fans of the Highlights rural touring scheme have only one opportunity this autumn to catch a special performance at Wingates Village Institute.

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Matthew Potts as Winston Smith. Picture by Jane Coltman

REVIEW: A student's view of 1984, the latest Duchess's High School production

Well, that was something. I must admit, after my first viewing of the play, my mind was in somewhat of a strange state. I will elaborate.

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Winston Smith (Matty Potts) is under guard with the Thought Police
Duchess Community High School stage George Orwell's 1984 at Alnwick Playhouse.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Another amazing school display

Captivating – that is just one way to describe the Duchess’s Community High School’s production of George Orwell’s 1984 at Alnwick Playhouse last week.

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A stage collision of magic and science

A stage collision of magic and science

Glendale Festival organisers are inviting audiences to lock away their logic, suspend their disbelief, and join them for Oliver Meech’s comedy magic show – a fun-filled fusion of magic, mirth and mind-reading, with amazing tricks inspired by astounding science.

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Charley won festival weekend bursary

An 18-year-old Alnwick Duchess’s Community won a fully-funded bursary to attend the Director’s Weekend for the National Theatre Connections festival at the National Theatre in London.

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The cast of The Haunting of Hill House and its director Mel Jones in rehearsal

Review: The Haunting of Hill House, Spotlight Theatre, Bridlington

This production from Spotlight Drama is the perfect production for the witching hour – atmospheric, gripping and scary.

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WATCH: A frightfully good time in The Alnwick Garden

Ghosties, ghoulies and things that go woooo in the night all descending on The Alnwick Garden tonight.
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Lift-off time at village hall

Lift-off time at village hall

Launch Party lifts off in Whittingham and rural audiences are invited to the send off in this co-production with rural touring favorites Farnham Maltings and award-winning theatre company Bucket Club next weekend.

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Gothic horror brought to life

Gothic horror brought to life

A new adaptation of a Gothic horror masterpiece will be played out on stage at Alnwick Playhouse next week.

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Bollywood comes to Bamburgh pavilion

Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) returns to touring with How to Make a Killing in Bollywood at Bamburgh Pavilion on Saturday.

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Bookstory at Felton Village Hall

Musical celebrates books and reading

A new musical that celebrates, books, reading and libraries will be on stage in Felton this weekend.

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