Comedy

 Richard Bellis

Aha! Alan Partridge returns with his new trailer for This Time with Alan Partridge

Aha! Alan Partridge returns with his new trailer for This Time with Alan Partridge

The trailer for the new Alan Partridge series is here, and he is taking on the One Show in his own parody. The character of Alan Partridge has been around for a long time, yes, it is hard to believe that Alan Partridge is just a made-up character created by Steve Coogan to parody ‘little […]

 Ewan Gleadow

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East based comedian Cal Halbert has opened up about the mental health issues facing his profession.  Halbert himself has struggled with anxiety and mental health throughout his career, as many professionals within the industry do.   Halbert stated: “You feel strong emotions whether a gig goes well or not and that cliff fall once you come off […]

 Abbie Bunting

Jason Manford at the Metro Radio Arena: a review

Jason Manford at the Metro Radio Arena: a review

Jason Manford arrived in Newcastle for his last show of 2018 on his “Muddle class” tour, showcasing his talents to the 6,000 strong crowd at the Metro Radio Arena. Taking to the stage, Jason Manford has only one objective: to make the crowd forget their worries for one night. He started off by telling the […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When I first heard the title, I immediately thought Goldilocks and the Three Bears would simply be a re-make of the classic children’s story. However, the cast at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle has taken a classic and turned it into something I never would have thought possible: introducing circus to a pantomime. Now I […]

 Sally Seaton

Preview: Life of the Party

Preview: Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy is a comedy genius known for her hilarious acting roles as an overweight, clumsy, witty middle-aged woman. In her new film that hits UK cinemas this May, she is exactly that – the life and soul of a party. Starting out as a controlled house wife, newly-divorced Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns her wasted […]

 Emily Mertens

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Popular comedian Michael McIntyre will take to the stage for two nights at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5, 2018. The suited and booted comedian is no stranger to the stage and has performed for hundreds of sold-out shows around the world. His 2012 tour was the biggest selling […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review: The Death of Stalin

Review: The Death of Stalin

The title of this film does not immediately suggest that it is going to be a comedy. When I first looked at this I thought it was going to be a historical drama rather like The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). My knowledge of Russian history and politics is sketchy to say the least – especially […]

 Northern Lights

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

It goes without saying that there is an endless array of sitcoms — which can only be described as witty and endlessly relatable — on streaming giant, Netflix. I will take it upon myself to narrow down those available, and find the best option for you. If you’ve just broken up for the holidays, or […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay has cancelled his 100-date tour due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, including his seven dates at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. The comedian was to play nine cities across the UK, including Newcastle. The 44-year-old asked for his privacy at this time. He issued a statement saying: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to […]

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

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