Sarah Bailey

Sanctuary Artspace – "Doing Something In People’s Memories And Imaginations”

Sanctuary Artspace – "Doing Something In People’s Memories And Imaginations”

So here’s a fact about Gateshead you probably (definitely) won’t know – residing on Gateshead High Street is the only Community Arts Chaplain in the whole country. At least, that’s what Rev Jim Craig would like to think: “I’m pretty sure I’m the only one, I keep mentioning it in the hope that someone might […]

 Sarah Bailey

Buddy Holly musical rocks into Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Buddy Holly musical rocks into Newcastle's Theatre Royal

In 18 months, this Texan-born musical whirlwind managed to take the music charts by storm, and went on to influence a whole host of big names from Bruce Springsteen to The Beatles – and now the hit musical Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story, which tells his amazing story is coming to Newcastle. The Theatre […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review – Monty Python Live (Mostly) @ Tyneside Cinema

Review – Monty Python Live (Mostly) @ Tyneside Cinema

You know that feeling you get, having booked your tickets in advance, when you jump in the car to finally go and it all seems a little anti-climactic? We had that. So it was going to be an even meaner feat for the Pythons (who were working on the back of several grumbling, disappointed reviews) […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review – Agatha Christie's Black Coffee At The Theatre Royal

Review – Agatha Christie's Black Coffee At The Theatre Royal

It is genuinely remarkable that a man who in no way resembles the squat, hunched, oddly penguin-esque appearance of the most prolific Belgian detective, most recently (and I would argue authentically) portrayed by David Suchet, manages to so accurately embody the spirit of Hercule Poirot. But Black Coffee at the Theatre Royal brought Jason Durr […]

 Sarah Bailey

Ruby Wax Announces Newcastle Shows

Ruby Wax Announces Newcastle Shows

When you consider mindfulness and trying to maintain an ocean of calm in this chaotic world, you imagine a meditative character with a soothing voice. Not, particularly, the Yankee tones and mischievous humour of Ruby Wax. Nevertheless, on the back of her critically acclaimed gem of a book, Sane New World, Ms Wax brings us […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review: Heartbreak Productions Present Macbeth at Gibside

Review: Heartbreak Productions Present Macbeth at Gibside

The British weather is not the sort of guaranteed outcome you would ever want to place your money on. So, the presence of slightly ominous-looking clouds lurking overhead as you’re on your way to an outdoor theatre performance is a less than ideal scenario. I’m not sure whether you’d call us foolish or optimistic, but […]

 Sarah Bailey

Monty Python's Raucous Return Beamed Live Into Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

Monty Python's Raucous Return Beamed Live Into Newcastle's Tyneside Cinema

For the first time in several decades, the kings of obscurity and squires of silliness, the irrepressibly hilarious Monty Python, are reuniting for their final show. With 10 dates at the O2, and rip-roaring laughs aplenty, experiencing this reunion will not just be confined to those who have enough ticket-grabbing speed and spare cash to […]

 Sarah Bailey

One Man Two Guvnors – "Funniest Show On The Planet" Breezes Into Newcastle's Theatre Royal

One Man Two Guvnors – "Funniest Show On The Planet" Breezes Into Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Francis Henshall has been fired from his skiffle band, and now has to deal with the comedy that unfolds as he tries to keep his two new guvnors apart – Roscoe Crabbe and Stanley Stubbers. Francis becomes Roscoe’s minder, but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by […]

 Sarah Bailey

There's Only 10 Minutes To… Save The World

There's Only 10 Minutes To… Save The World

According to Live Theatre, there’s only 10 minutes to save the world. Or so, at least, says the premise behind their latest creative venture. 10 Minutes to… is a new Live Lab initiative which pairs together the best North East based writers and directors to create a 10 minute short play responding to a particular […]

 Sarah Bailey

Black Coffee Stirs Up Trouble For Poirot At Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Black Coffee Stirs Up Trouble For Poirot At Newcastle's Theatre Royal

If you have been mourning the loss of Poirot on your television screens since the final episode aired in November last year, then fear not, as everyone’s favourite eccentric Belgian detective is heading for the Theatre Royal. Black Coffee, the only play penned by Dame Agatha Christie to feature Hercule Poirot, is back on stage […]

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