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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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Not about Heroes will be on stage at Alnwick Playhouse

Powerful drama of war and friendship

A Fringe First winning play about the unique friendship between celebrated World War I poets Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon will be coming to Alnwick Playhouse this month.

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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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In at the Deep end is coming to Amble

Show delves into 200 years of saving lives

A theatre company that has been touring across the UK will be calling into Amble Lifeboat Station for a performance.

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Cardboard Carnival is coming to Shilbottle

Creating carnival from all sorts of stuff

Skipton-based rural touring favourite Lempen Puppet Theatre brings its 20th production to Shilbottle Community Hall with a delightful play that puts the magic of puppetry at the forefront.

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Agnet of Influence will  be staged at Wingates Memorial Hall

Discover Pamela’s secrets

The autumn season of Highlights Touring Theatre is now up and running across the county and beyond and it comes to Wingates next week.

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Leaf by Niggle, April 2016, Puppet State Theatre Company

Tolkien’s mini masterpiece on stage

One of the first stops on the rural touring train for Highlights (see above) is Amble.

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New programme takes arts and theatre across county

New programme takes arts and theatre across county

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has announced a new season of shows heading to village halls across the county.

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Play takes a nostalgic look at life in 1950s

Play takes a nostalgic look at life in 1950s

An amateur dramatic group is gearing up for its forthcoming production.

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Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC) returns to touring this autumn with Barnaby Rudge. Performing to family audiences in towns and villages in the region and beyond. The NTC come to Bamburgh Pavilion on Saturday, September 16. More details below.

Dickens on tour with NTC

Touring with Highlights this autumn, rural touring favourite Northumberland Theatre Company bring its latest production to Whittingham with Stewart Howson’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ historical novel Barnaby Rudge.

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Lindsay Manion and Sebastian Belli.

Edinburgh Fringe joy for talented actress

A talented Hadston actress is starring in a new comedy, which has just won a prestigious Edinburgh Festival Fringe award and is heading to London.

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Bye Bye Baby.

Sixties sounds and family fun on the bill

From a family favourite to golden oldies, there’s something for all ages coming up at Alnwick Playhouse.

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Circus In A Field. Picture by Mathew Smith.

Roll up, roll up for quality circus skills

Entertainers from across the globe are bending over backwards to be clowning around in Northumberland.

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Sold out - the first night of Goodnight Mister Tom. Picture by Andy Hunt

REVIEW: Goodnight Mister Tom - Alnwick Theatre Club, Alnwick Playhouse

That old theatrical adage, never work with animals or children, was tested to the max in Alnwick Theatre Club's latest production, Goodnight Mister Tom.
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Tourists at Warkworth Castle.

Combat and courtship at the castle

Step back in time at Warkworth Castle to the age of chivalry and romance.

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Harry Brierley as Tony, Carol Lawrence as Edie, Oliver Pusey as Don, Molly Reading as Ruth in Alnwick Theatre Club's Kiss Me Like You Mean It

Stage is set for theatre club glory in national awards

An amateur dramatics group is once again looking forward to a place in the national spotlight after being nominated for a top award.

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Archie Braid (Zach), Niamh Cullen, Cameron Cullen (William) and Aidan Stewart (Billy) plus Lenny who plays Sammy the dog. Rehearsing for Goodnight Mister Tom.

Youngsters shine in next club production

There is a saying in theatrical circles that you should never work with children or animals – but that is exactly what Peter Biggers and Glenda Fricke, who are co-directing Alnwick Theatre Club’s summer play, propose to do.

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Tom Bird. Picture by Bronwen Sharp

Rising star Tom lands top role at theatre in York

A Northumberland man has landed a top role at a leading theatre in the north, after a stint at one of the country’s most famous venues.

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Back home in Kansas.

A truly magical performance

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, performed by Newcastle-upon-Tyne Musical Theatre Company, at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle, from Tuesday, July 25, to Saturday, July 29.

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