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 […]

 

Habeas Corpus – Alan Bennett's surrealist marriage-go-round comes to the People's Theatre

Habeas Corpus – Alan Bennett's surrealist marriage-go-round comes to the People's Theatre

A tale of mismanaged lust, mistaken identity and dropped trousers; Alan Bennett’s blissfully funny romp Habeas Corpus is coming to The People’s Theatre in October. One of UK theatre’s favourite productions, Habeas Corpus has all the ingredients of a classic farce but with a famous twist. A physically hectic play that’s always spiced with the wry, razor-sharp […]

 

Newcastle's Lauren Pattison honoured in 2014 Funny Women Awards

Newcastle's Lauren Pattison honoured in 2014 Funny Women Awards

Some celebratory comedy news for you all today, as Newcastle comedian Lauren Pattison has taken third place in The Funny Women Awards 2014. Set up in 2002 by Lynee Parker to help female comedians establish themselves in a male dominated industry, the group have since worked with Bridget Christie, Susan Calman, Katherine Ryan, Andi Osho, Kerry […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Dead To Me comes to Arts Centre Washington and Northern Stage

Dead To Me comes to Arts Centre Washington and Northern Stage

Featuring live performance, artwork, dancing, and live music, Gary Kitching’s darkly comic ode to the relationship between the dead and the living is appearing at two venues in the region this month. Opening at Arts Centre Washington on Thursday September 18, the show stays south of the river for one night before moving to Newcastle’s […]

 

Wet House – Paddy Campbell's award-winning debut play returns to Live Theatre

Wet House – Paddy Campbell's award-winning debut play returns to Live Theatre

Arguably the crowning jewel of North East theatre in 2013, Live Theatre’s acclaimed Wet House returns for a new 23 show run. Scooping three Journal Culture Awards – Paddy Campbell for best writer, Wet House for best performance and Joe Caffrey for best performer – the show was also included in the Guardian’s Top 10 Plays of […]

 

Susan Calman adds Barnard Castle show to UK Tour

Susan Calman adds Barnard Castle show to UK Tour

With the Edinburgh Festival now little but a distant and hazy memory and the UK’s comedians turning their focus back on the rest of the country, Susan Calman has announced her own Barnard Castle show this November. Taking place at The Witham on Saturday 29 November, this is one of Calman’s three appearances in the […]

 

Gregory's Girl kicks off Autumn at the People's Theatre

Gregory's Girl kicks off Autumn at the People's Theatre

In the not too distant future, Scotland may well vote to cast itself aside from the rest of the UK and all manner of political, social and economic consequences will be being mulled over in smoke-filled rooms by men and women in expensive suits. It’ll be a big deal, basically. Meanwhile, in a DVD rental […]

 

Northern Stage unveil autumn and winter season

Northern Stage unveil autumn and winter season

After presenting some of the best theatre the north has to offer at the Edinburgh Fringe over the summer, as well as collecting the Northern Lights Stand Out Show Award for their production of Catch-22, autumn at Northern Stage looks set to go off with a bang. Opening the season is David Ireland’s new play, […]

 

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 […]

 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 […]