What’s On Next Week! (w/c 22.5.17)

Posted on May 15th 2017 by Whats on Northeast

If you’re not sure what to get up to next week, we’ve got seven events to fill out your seven days! Make sure you put these dates in your diary…

Monday 22nd May
Out Of Order @ Newcastle Theatre Royal

Government Junior Minister Richard Willey is planning to spend the evening with one of the Opposition’s typists, Jane Worthington, in the Westminister Hotel, but things soon go disastrously wrong. You know you’re in for a rough night when discovering a body in the hotel’s only unreliable sash windows is the least of your troubles. On the bright side, that just makes it all the more hilarious for the audience. Ray Cooney’s Olivier Award-winning, politically-set farce – running until 27th May – will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter as things only get worse for Richard. How on earth will he get himself out of this pickle?

Tuesday 23rd May
Pre-school Day @ Life Science Centre

Get your inquisitive heads on! There’s another pre-school day taking place at the Life Science Centre this week where little scientists can give their brain a good work out by taking part in a variety of activities, including a Piccolo music workshop, mini-beast handling and a toddler bubble disco (alongside some special surprises that makes every pre-school day well worth a visit with the little ones). If that wasn’t enough, there’s also access to the Young Explorers Zone and you can take a trip to the planetarium to see the wonderful Little Bear Goes North. It’s the perfect treat for tiny geniuses.

Wednesday 24th May
Shout! @ Sunderland Empire

Prepare to travel back in time to a swinging decade where Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Lulu were topping the charts, soundtracking an age where women were becoming more and more independent. Shout! celebrates this changing attitude towards gender through the unforgettable music of the 1960s, with brand new, exciting rearrangements of ‘Downtown,’ ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ ‘Goldfinger’ and more. Tied together with hilarious yet insightful sound bites from the time, this new production is a stupendous blend of foot-stomping songs, psychedelic dance and eye-popping fashion that’ll make you want to Shout!

Thursday 25th May
Mr Corvan’s Music Hall @ Gala Theatre & Cinema, Durham

Never heard of Ned Corvan? Prepare to be dazzled by his amazing tale then! Corvan was the North East’s first ever music hall star, combining comedy, art, singing and being a virtuoso violinist, all the while penning a variety of tunes including ‘The Cullercoats Fish Lass,’ ‘Fishermen Hung The Monkey’ (he apparently started off the famous Hartlepool legend) and ‘Toon Improvement Bill’ (the first popular protest song). Now his story is being brought to the stage by writer Ed Waugh, who has also worked on ‘Hadaway Harry’ and ‘Sunday For Sammy.’ He’s adapted the forthcoming book on Corvan by Dave Harker to bring a brilliantly tragi-comic tale to the stage, hopefully preserving his memory for years to come.

Friday 26th May
Smother: 201 Dance @ Dance City

It’s already gained a full five stars at the Edinburgh Fringe, and now 201 Dance’s fusion of raw, contemporary hip hop dancing is headed to Newcastle. Conceived by award-winning choreographer Andrea Walker, the production sees seven dancers participating in a thrilling, fast-paced yet intimate performance that explores the relationship between two young men. If you turn up 45 minutes early, there’s also the chance to hear more about the production in a special pre-show talk, which is completely free to ticket holders.

Saturday 27th May
Photography Morning @ Durham Cathedral

It’s officially the UK’s most popular cathedral, and with good reason. A well as being situated in a beautiful location at the top of Durham City, Durham Cathedral has some truly stunning architecture, whether it’s the stained glass within the main halls or the stonework in the cloisters, there’s something unique to see around every turn. On Saturday, there’s a unique chance to spend a morning with your camera, taking photos of the cathedral in a light not usually accessible to the wider public. Yes, you’ll have to be there at 5am, but the vistas will be well worth the early morning!

Sunday 28th May
Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection @ Berwick Visual Arts

They might not be as famous as Rembrandt or Van Gogh but the Scottish Colourists have nonetheless left their mark on the artistic landscape with their style. The first British painters to see themselves in a modern, European context, including spending time in France, they picked up techniques from the likes of Matisse and Fauve artists and adapted them to create some of the most innovative works in British art at the time. On loan from the Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation, a collection of stunning works are going on display until 15th October at Berwick Visual Arts, giving a unique insight into this often forgotten but incredibly important artistic movement.

Also, don’t forget to enter our current competitions! Right now you could be in with the chance of winning tickets to winning 4 tickets to Lightwater Valley or a pair of tickets to see ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ or ‘Jane Eyre’ at Newcastle Theatre Royal!


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