Touring scheme unveils show list

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A classic love story, a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe Festival hit and a fusion of dance from around the world – there’s plenty to keep audiences entertained over the coming months.

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has unveiled its list of shows for winter/spring 2014, as it brings a variety of productions to venues across the area, including Amble, Craster, Whittingham and Bamburgh, among others.

First up in the area is Romeo and Juliet, which is being shown at The Cheviot Centre, Wooler, on Valentine’s Day, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7, £6 conc, £4 children and £19 family and are available from 01668 282406.

Bella: Queen of the Blackfriars Ring, by Denise Kennedy, tells the tale of legendary boxing promoter Bella Burge on her journey from being the confidante and dresser of music hall queen, Marie Lloyd, to losing everything in the Blitz in 1940.

This show, with live music, song, dance and boxing, comes to Craster Memorial Hall on Saturday, February 22, at 7pm.

Tickets are £7.50, conc £6.50, children £4 and family £18. Call 01665 576226.

The following night, this knock-out show is being performed at Whittingham Memorial Institute from 7.30pm.

Entry is £8, £7 conc, £4 children and £18 family. Tickets are available from 01665 574964.

On Saturday, March 8, Seahouses Sports and Community Centre hosts Kepow Theatre Company’s groundbreaking comedy theatre show, Seven Ages.

The production starts at 7.30pm and tickets are priced £6, £5.50 conc, £4 children and £18 family. Call the box office on 01665 721868.

The same show, which garnered five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, will then be performed at Amble Parish Hall the next day at 7.30pm.

Admission is £8, £7 conc and £5 children. Tickets are available from 01670 760007.

Miscreations Theatre presents its funny, poignant and innovative show Love and Red Tape at Bamburgh Pavilion on Friday, March 14, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £7.50, are available from 01665 721061.

Howick Village Hall is the venue for Dansformation’s Northumbriana, which is an exciting fusion of world-class Northumbrian, Brazilian and Canadian dancers, with specially-composed music.

Entry to the show, on Saturday, March 22, at 7pm, is £8, children £4 and family £20. Call the box office on 01665 577384.

Orichalcum presents The Good, The Bad and The Brassy at Wooler’s Cheviot Centre at 7.30pm on Friday, March 28.

Tickets are £7, £6 conc, £4 children and £19 family and are available from 01668 282406.

Double-bass-playing sassy jazz singer Kel Elliott performs at Whittingham Memorial Institute on Sunday, March 30.

Tickets for the 7.30pm show are £8, conc £7, children £4 and family £18. Box office 01665 574964.

Craster Memorial Hall hosts States of Verbal Undress, by RASA Theatre Productions, on Friday, April 11.

This unique quest to find the voices of Britain today is being performed at 7pm. Tickets are £7.50, conc £6.50, children £4 and family £18. Call 01665 576226.

For more details about the shows, visit the website www.highlightsnorth.co.uk