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Strictly Come Dancing tour pairings announced, with show at Newcastle

The celebrity dancers and their professional partners for the 2018 Strictly Come Dancing Live UK Tour, including Newcastle, have been announced today.
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Peter Kay

Peter Kay UK tour cancelled including 7 shows in Newcastle, instructions issued on ticket refunds

Peter Kay has announced he is cancelling his Live Arena Tour and other work commitments due to ‘unforeseen family circumstances’.
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Programme is packed with shows and events for all

Programme is packed with shows and events for all

Dance, song, drama, comedy and more will await audiences in the new season of shows at Alnwick Playhouse.

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Players combine fact and fiction for show

Players combine fact and fiction for show

This December, one of North Northumberland’s most successful working partnerships will be back to combine fact and fiction in its own uniquely entertaining style.

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Laura Evans as Tinkerbell in Peter Pan.

REVIEW: Peter Pan, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until January 21

A panto always puts a smile on your face, and Newcastle Theatre Royal’s offering for 2017 is no different.
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Louis Roberts as the Goblin Cat and Nigel Collins as Glump in NTC's The Princess and the Goblin. Picture by Keith Pattison

REVIEW: Another magical showcase from Northumberland Theatre Company

From ice-skating to swimming, trekking through the rainforest, singing, dancing and digging underground – what more could you want from a festive performance?

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Lewis is back for a Geordie panto

Lewis is back for a Geordie panto

He has carried the Olympic Torch and travelled all over the world entertaining people – now Alnwick’s very own Lewis Denny is in panto, here in the North East.

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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Lyn Paul is back in the role of Mrs Johnstone

REVIEW: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (December 2)

The instantaneous and prolonged standing ovation at the end of Monday's opening night at the Sunderland Empire said it all - Blood Brothers is bloody brilliant!
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REVIEW: Magical event at Kielder with lasting memories

REVIEW: Magical event at Kielder with lasting memories

Ever since I was a child, Christmas has been the most magical time of the year.

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Unique retelling of Andersen’s story

Unique retelling of Andersen’s story

A unique retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Steadfast Tin Soldier is set to entertain audiences at Shilbottle Community Hall next week.

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Youngsters take on children’s classic play

Youngsters take on children’s classic play

Youngsters from Alnwick Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Group will be taking to the stage with a children’s classic next week.

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Rodney Bewes in his heyday

Likely Lad Rodney Bewes is fondly remembered in Alnwick

The Likely Lads star Rodney Bewes, who was a regular performer at the Alnwick Playhouse, has died at the age of 79.

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears will be next year;s panto at Newcastle's Theatre Royal

No paws in panto fun as Theatre Royal announces next year's show

The doors have not yet opened for 2017/8’s record-breaking panto Peter Pan but Newcastle Theatre Royal has today announced a rip-roaring show for 2018/9 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears, the pantomime that’s just righ
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Celebrating flowers, psychedelia and more

Celebrating flowers, psychedelia and more

Take a nostalgic journey to the incredible summer of 1967 at Alnwick Playhouse next week.

Music
Pitman’s holiday tale was superb

Pitman’s holiday tale was superb

September in the Rain at Warkworth and Lesbury Village Halls by Warkworth Drama Group.

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Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

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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