What’s on in Northumberland – to Thursday, August 2

stage/theatre

Saturday, July 28

Oliver Reed - Wild Thing. In this blistering solo show, join legendary hellraiser Oliver Reed as he knocks back a few drinks and shares his incredible life story. Rob Crouch delivers an incredible performance to bring Reed back to vivid life in this swaggering, brilliant evening of entertainment. Age 14+. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £10, £8 conc. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Sunday, July 29

Miss Havisham’s Expectations. To coincide with the Dickens bicentenary, Linda Marlowe presents a new solo show featuring one of his most iconic female characters, Miss Havisham, from Great Expectations. At The Maltings, Berwick. 7.30pm. £12, £10 conc. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Monday, July 30

Wonders of the North. The Space Youth Dance Group perform a new piece of Dance, as part of the Wonders of The North Festival. 7.30pm. £5, child/student £3. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Thursday, August 2

King Arthur & The Sword in the Stone. A theatrical experience for the whole family. Performed by Cambridge Touring Theatre. At Bamburgh Castle. Starts 6pm. £12.95, Child £6.95, family (two adults and two U16s) £36. Information/booking, contact 01668 214208.

film

Tonight

Battleship (12A). Based on the classic Hasbro naval combat game. Starring Liam Neeson and Rhianna. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £6.50, standard £6, conc £5.50. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Tonight

Moonrise Kingdom (12A). Comedy drama. Starring Bruce Willis and Bill Murray. At The Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £6. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

Tomorrow

Dark Shadows (12A). American horror comedy film based on the 1966–71 gothic horror soap opera of the same name. Starring Johnny Depp. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £6.50, standard £6, conc £5.50. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Saturday, July 28

Prometheus (15). The highly anticipated Aliens sequel from Ridley Scott. Starring Michael Fassbender and Guy Pearce. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £6.50, standard £6, conc £5.50. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Wednesday, August 1

Avengers (12A). Based on the Marvel Comics. Starring Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson. At Alnwick Playhouse. 2pm and 7.30pm. Premier £6.50, standard £6, conc £5.50. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Thursday, August 2

Persepolis (12A). Oscar winner for the best animated feature film. Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. At Alnwick Playhouse. 7.30pm. Premier £6.50, standard £6, conc £5.50. Information/booking, contact 01665 510785.

Thursday, August 2

Friends with Kids (15). Romantic comedy. Starring Kristen Wiig and Jon Hamm. At The Maltings, Berwick. 8pm. £6. Information/booking, contact 01289 330999.

live music

Tonight

Traditional Music Concert. Two local musicians Andrew and Margaret Watchorn perform. In the Methodist Church, Seahouses. 7.30pm. Tickets, £7.50, accompanied children U12 free, and are available at the door. Contact 01665 576245.

Tonight

Singer/songwriter Jake Cogan at Rothbury Roots. Support by Malcolm Bennet & friends. At Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. £8. To book, 01669 620470.

Tomorrow

The Koffin Dodgers. Quality rock ‘n’ roll. At the Radcliffe Club, Amble. 8.30pm. Tickets £3, on the door.

Tomorrow

Open Mic Night. At The Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm.

Saturday, July 28

Concert. Warkworth musicians Rachael Chesney and Daniel Wood perform a concert of clarinet and piano music. Program includes the Stanford Clarinet Sonata and Giampeiri’s paraphrase on La Traviata, and some old favourites. Rachael graduated from the Royal College of Music in London and Daniel is a freelance musician and piano teacher who having graduated from Leeds University. At Warkworth United Reformed Church. 7.30pm. Tickets, £6, available from Warkwoth Post Office or on the door.

Saturday, July 28

Music Festival. Six live bands. At The Cottage Inn, Dunstan. 11am-11pm. Free. Contact 01665 576658.

Sunday, July 29

Voicemale. Men’s folk choir with a repertoire including traditional songs from the British Isles, together with contemporary material and folk songs from around the world. At Brinkburn Priory. 2pm. Concert free, normal admission applies. Contact 07913 400924.

Sunday, July 29

Pavilion Nights. Dining experience accompanied by music from Hugo Wolf and Vaughan Williams to Gershwin and Lloyd Webber, performed by the Bel Canto duo. At The Alnwick Garden. 7pm-11pm. £35. Booking/information, email events.admin@alnwickgarden.com or contact 01665 511081.

Wednesday, August 1

Open Mic Night. Hosted by We Steal Flyers. At The Trap, North Broomhill. 8.30pm. Free.

EVENTS

Today

Family Bushcraft Experience - Taster Course. Learn about shelter, fire, water and food in a woodland environment. At Cragside. 11am–3pm. £20, £15 National Trust members. Booking essential, 0844 249 1895.

Today

Medieval Jesting with Peterkin. At Alnwick Castle. 11am-4pm - shows at intervals throughout the day. Contact 01665 511350.

Today

Medieval Death & Disease. Light-hearted look at horrid history. At Warkworth Castle. 11am–4.30pm. Parking charge applies. £5.50, conc £5, child £3.50, family £14.50.

Today

Early Summer in the Jekyll Garden. See how the annuals planted in spring begin to give form and colour. At Lindisfarne Castle. 1pm. Contact 01289 389244.