Neale McGeever

Wicked: Cast Announced For Sunderland Empire Shows

Wicked: Cast Announced For Sunderland Empire Shows

The musical phenomenon, Wicked, has been a huge success around the world since it opened in 2006. The show has sold out on Broadway, The West End and now is coming to the Empire Theatre, Sunderland next year. The first shows will be on Tuesday 31 March, and the last will take place on Saturday […]

 Ruth Edmundson

Live Theatre Unveils July To December Programme

Live Theatre Unveils July To December Programme

Newcastle’s Live Theatre has today unveiled the second half of their 2014 programme, with performances both new and old coming to the Quayside between July and December. The standout announcement is Good Timin’, which has been written and performed by Ian McLaughlin, a man known best for his work local improv comedy group The Suggestibles. Due […]

 Jordan Charlton

FAME – One Of The World's Most Famous Musicals Comes To The Darlington Civic Theatre

FAME – One Of The World's Most Famous Musicals Comes To The Darlington Civic Theatre

If you’re looking for a feel good night out with the girls (or boys), then look no further than the Darlington Civic Theatre, as FAME returns to the region from Monday 9 until Saturday 14 June. Based on the 1980 Oscar winning musical by David De Silva, FAME is leaping into the 21st century. This exciting new […]

 Lauren Edgar

Cats – One Of The West End's Longest Running Shows Comes To Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Cats – One Of The West End's Longest Running Shows Comes To Newcastle's Theatre Royal

Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s smash hit musical is set to return to Newcastle Theatre Royal for two weeks this summer. The record-breaking musical, which first wowed audiences in 1981, has been performed in over 20 countries worldwide and become one of the most loved musicals of all time. Based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possums’ Book of Practical […]

 Sarah Bailey

Captain Amazing Returns To Live Theatre

Captain Amazing Returns To Live Theatre

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No – it’s the return of Captain Amazing to Live Theatre. What, you mean the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 sell-out, written by Alistair McDowall and performed by the marvellous Mark Weinman? Yup, that’s the one. After a storming success at the Edinburgh Fringe and a brilliant run […]

 

Review: Catch 22 @ Northern Stage – Unrelenting, Uncompromising, Unmissable

Review: Catch 22 @ Northern Stage – Unrelenting, Uncompromising, Unmissable

Few books have ever dug their roots so deeply into the modern consciousness that they go on to leave an imprint on the very language that was used to compose them, but Joseph Heller’s seminal joyride through the absurdity of war managed to spawn one of the most poignant expressions in the modern vernacular. Catch […]

 Sarah Bailey

Nick Payne's Incognito Comes To Newcastle's Live Theatre

Nick Payne's Incognito Comes To Newcastle's Live Theatre

What connects Thomas Stoltz Harvey, living in Princeton, New Jersey in 1955, who has just performed the autopsy of Einstein; Henry, living in Bath, England, in 1953, who has recently undergone pioneering brain surgery; and Martha, a clinical neuropsychologist living in present day London? The answer is simple – the question of identity, what it […]

 Martin Inglis

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Robin Ince – Out Of His Mind In The Maltings Theatre

Stand-up comedian and science enthusiast Robin Ince stops off at the Maltings Theatre in Berwick on April 12th, as part of his nationwide (In And) Out Of His Mind tour. A presenter on award-winning BBC Radio 4 science show The Infinite Monkey Cage alongside Professor Brian Cox, Ince brings his wealth of knowledge on the […]

 Sarah Bailey

10 Reasons You Really Should Go To The Theatre

10 Reasons You Really Should Go To The Theatre

1. You can casually drop it in into conversations Just think how much of a cultured, well-rounded individual you will appear if you can casually say, “Oh yes, when I was at the theatre last week…” You might impress your boss at least, or your mum. 2. Things go wrong and you can (shouldn’t) laugh […]

 James Brennan

Review: Macbeth @ The People’s Theatre – Brilliantly Simple, Yet Simply Brilliant

Review: Macbeth @ The People’s Theatre – Brilliantly Simple, Yet Simply Brilliant

Fair is foul and foul is fair, but this rendition of Macbeth momentarily makes everything mesmerisingly simple. Macbeth has been performed hundreds of times to hundreds of people over hundreds of years. Its premise is therefore solid, its relevance irrefutable and its message indisputable. But each performance must still strive to be brilliant. With a […]