Anthony May

Review: Hairspray @ Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre

The West End Operatic Society said welcome to the 60s as they brought their production of Marc Shaiman’s toe-tapping, wig-raising musical, Hairspray, to the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre. The company is the first to stage a show at the theatre since it was recently taken over by new management. Based on the John Waters’ film […]

 Dominic Hewitson

On No Not Gavin Webster Again @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

On No Not Gavin Webster Again @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

  Blaydon-born comedian Gavin Webster played a one off show at Newcastle’s historic Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre on Friday. The Geordie, who in the past has supported the likes of Lee Evans and Jack Dee, provided a masterclass in how to completely mock a whole region but keep still keep them on his side. “Expect […]

 Jordan Mann

One Man Lord of the Rings comes to Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

One Man Lord of the Rings comes to Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

One Man Lord of the Rings’ UK tour brings them to the North East for a performance at Newcastle’s Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre and there are still tickets available. One Man Lord of the Rings recreates the world of Middle-earth with nothing more than elbow pads and imagination, all told by Canadian actor Charles Ross, […]

 

Tyne Theatre Facing Uncertain Future

Tyne Theatre Facing Uncertain Future

Newcastle’s Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, which has become one of the region’s best venues for live theatre and comedy in recent years, is facing an uncertain future after SMG Europe has ended their contract to operate the theatre. The venue management giants, who are also responsible for the phones4U Arena in Manchester, the First Direct […]

 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 […]

 Neale McGeever

Rhys Darby Brings His Mr Adventure Tour To Newcastle's Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Rhys Darby Brings His Mr Adventure Tour To Newcastle's Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

You may recognise New Zealand born comedian and actor Rhys Darby as Murray , the band’s manager from Flight of The Concords or even from movies like Yes Man or The Boat That Rocked. Yet Darby is much more than that, he is coming to the Mill Volvo Theatre in Newcastle on Thursday 16 July […]

 Neale McGeever

Paul Merton Brings His Impro' Chums To The Tyne Theatre

Paul Merton Brings His Impro' Chums To The Tyne Theatre

You may have seen Paul Merton use his quick-wit on shows like Have I Got News For You or Room 101, now he is bringing his own brand of improvised comedy to the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre with his comedian friends. This is unlike most comedy shows as it will be all improvised, harking back […]

 Sarah Bailey

One Man Lord Of The Rings – Charles Ross' Solo Spectacular Comes To The Tyne Theatre

One Man Lord Of The Rings – Charles Ross' Solo Spectacular Comes To The Tyne Theatre

Now what is it that audiences love about Tolkien’s Hobbit-filled, ring-focussed, battle-permeated classic The Lord of the Rings? Perhaps it’s the way you are entirely transported to a different world? Maybe it’s the way the cinema has brought to life the fantastical creatures? Or it could be the masterful characterisation of such a large cast? […]

 Josh Hollis

Review: Robert Temple @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre – Hypnosis, Hotdogs & Hilarity

Review: Robert Temple @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre – Hypnosis, Hotdogs & Hilarity

On Saturday night a man asked me if I wanted to buy a hotdog. Nothing out of the ordinary there, you might think (stop sniggering at the back). However when you take in the fact that the hotdog in question was in fact a foam replica, its (male) seller claimed his name was “Susan”, and […]

 Matthew Wroe

Punt and Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless @ The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Punt and Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless @ The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

As veteran satirists in their own right, the Punt and Dennis duo looks promising to deliver. Taking advantage of the miserable mood at this time of year, the pair will be ploughing on regardless with a comedy stage show designed to lift our moods. Seeing Punt and Dennis on stage should provide a cosier experience […]