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Royal Opera House Live : The Nutcracker @ Witham Hall, Barnard Castle


08 December 2016 - 09 December 2017

7.15pm

£15, £8 aged 6 and under

The Royal Ballet celebrates Peter Wright's 90th birthday with his much-loved production of this beautiful ballet, dance to Tchaikovsky's magnificent score.


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Hairspray @ Sunderland Empire


25 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

Various times

£16.25 - £45.75 plus £2.85 transaction fee

The smash hit musical comedy Hairspray is coming to venues across the UK


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All or Nothing: The Mod Musical @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


25 September 2017 - 26 September 2017

7.30pm

£22 (£20 conc)

The Small Faces encapsulated all that is Mod, a unique blend of taste and testosterone, neat, clothes obsessed and street-wise


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Private Lives @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


26 September 2017 - 27 September 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

London Classic Theatre present a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy.


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Private Lives @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


28 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

7.30pm (+2.30pm on Saturday)

£15 (£13 conc, £12 Gala Member)

London Classic Theatre present a major new touring production of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy.


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SUSPECTproductions Murder Mystery @ Newcastle Castle


29 September 2017 - 30 September 2017

19:45

£10, Payable To SUSPECTproductions

Fancy yourself as a Marple of Poirot? Then you're in for a treat with this unique evening


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An Audience With Martin Kemp @ Wynyard Hall


30 September 2017

Doors open at 6.30pm

£75 per adult includes a welcome drink and 2-course meal

Spandau ballet, The Krays and much more – hear about Martin Kemp’s life and career.


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Stick Man Live @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


02 October 2017 - 03 October 2017

1.30pm & 4.30pm Mon 2, 10.30am Tues 3

Tickets are priced £14.50 adults, £12 under 16s, £48 family (2 adults, 2 children), school groups buy 10 get 2 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is coming to Tyne Theatre & Opera House!


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Driving Miss Daisy @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


02 October 2017 - 07 October 2017

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Dame Siân Phillips and Derek Griffiths star in this heart-touching production made famous by the 1989 Academy Award®-winning film


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An Evening with Aggers and Bumble @ Newcastle City Hall


02 October 2017

7pm

Tickets £27.50

From the last home Ashes series in 2013, Evenings with Aggers have been delighting audiences all over the country


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Royal Opera House Presents: La Bohème @ The Witham


03 October 2017

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 concessions | £10 age 6 and under

Puccini's passionate opera is conducted by Antonia Pappano and stars a superb young cast


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Next Up… @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


03 October 2017

7.30pm

£4

Our seasonal showcase of new work returns with performances from some of the most exciting emerging talent in the North East


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New Writing North present: Do Not Enter the Monster Zoo @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


04 October 2017

10:00 am

£2

From the creators of Hey, Presto!, Man on the Moonand The Worst Princess, comes a mischievous tale that little monsters everywhere are sure to fall in love with.


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Russian State Opera presents: Tosca @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


05 October 2017

7.30pm

Tickets are priced Stalls/Grand: £31.50/£29 concessions. Upper Circle: £29.50/£27.50 concessions. All Limited View seats: £25/£22.50

Tosca presents some of the most iconic Operas of all times


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Live at the Tyne & Chris Cross present: “The Greatest Show on the Tyne” @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


06 October 2017

7.00pm

£25 VIP, £15 adults, £12 concessions

A variety show not to be missed!


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Sean Kelly and the Stars of Storage Hunters @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 October 2017

8.00pm

Tickets are priced £21 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Star of Storage Hunters, Sean Kelly, the ever-smiling, ever-shouting auctioneer will be joined by T-Money and Green Mile


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Sunset Boulevard @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


09 October 2017 - 14 October 2017

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £17.50

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece Sunset Boulevard, starring internationally acclaimed musical theatre star Ria Jones as Norma Desmond, comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal


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Spamalot @ Sunderland Empire


10 October 2017 - 14 October 2017

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

From £21.40 + £2.85

Lovingly ripped off from the hugely successful 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a riotous comedy full of misfit knights, killer rabbits, dancing nuns and ferocious Frenchmen.


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9 to 5 The Musical @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


10 October 2017 - 14 October 2017

7.15pm (2pm on Saturday)

Tickets: £12.00 & £10.50

9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL is the hilarious new musical comedy based on the hit movie


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Geordie the Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


11 October 2017 - 14 October 2017

7.30pm Wed - Sat, plus Thurs & Sat 2pm matinees

£18 full price, £16 concessions & limited view

A heart-warming story of North East life featuring traditional Geordie songs.


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Royal Shakespeare Company: Coriolanus Live Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


11 October 2017

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


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RSC Live: Coriolanus (12A) @ The Witham


11 October 2017

7pm

£14 | £12 concessions

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield


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RSC Live: Coriolanus @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


11 October 2017

7.00pm

£15 (£13 concession), £10 Gala Members

A full-throttle war play that revels in the sweat of the battlefield, Coriolanus transports us back to the emergence of the republic of Rome.


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Jason Donovan and his Amazing Midlife Crisis @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


12 October 2017

7.30pm

£25

Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!!


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Life by the Throat @ Arts Centre Washington


12 October 2017

7.30pm

£8.50 / £6.00 (conc)

A celebration of the men Eve Steele has known, loved and wanted to punch in the face.


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Antigone @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


12 October 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

This blistering new adaptation sees Sophocles’ tragedy re-imagined in a dystopian landscape


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Bonnie and the Bonnettes @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


13 October 2017

7.30pm

£10 (£8 concession)

This autobiographical three person show combines drag performance with theatrical storytelling


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Dust of the Street’s Shining @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


15 October 2017

3.00pm - 4.15pm

£8 (£6 concession)

This is the story of Una, who finds that her escape from a panic attack on a crowded bus leads her into a world she finds familiar but not quite in the way she knew.


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Grease @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


16 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

Evenings: Mon – Thu 7.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30pm // Matinees: Fri 5.30pm, Sat 5pm

Tickets from £16.50 (no Friends' discount on Fri 5.30pm or Sat 8.30pm performances)

The original West End musical is back!


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Mamma Mia! @ Sunderland Empire


17 October 2017 - 11 November 2017

Various times

£17.50 - £54.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!


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The Hunting of the Snark @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


17 October 2017

1.00pm & 4.00pm

Tickets are priced £16 adult, £13 under 16s & concessions. Family ticket £54 (2 adults, 2 children) (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

All aboard! The ship is departing! All children, animals and silly people welcome!


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Bigfoot @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


18 October 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

When the euphoric highs of teenage life in south London collide with his mum’s terminal illness, Rayleigh has to work out what is the right thing to do.


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Twist @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


18 October 2017

1.00pm and 7.00pm

£6.50, £22 family ticket

In a radical adaptation of Dickens’ classic novel, Chino Odimba and Theatre Centre transform Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale


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Berwick Operatic Society: Blackadder II @ The Maltings, Berwick


19 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

7.30pm

£12.50 (£10 concs) Silver Group Special - £10 each for groups of 5+ and one free ticket for every 5 tickets booked. Available to Rest homes/Nursing Homes and all pensioner organisations

The eponymous anti-hero Edmund Blackadder is back!


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She Wins All The Races- A Tragicomedy with Biscuits @ Arts Centre Washington


19 October 2017

7.30pm

£8.50 / £6.00 (conc)

A dynamic, fun, heartening one-woman show about a little girl growing up with the certainty of loss.


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And All The Humans Will Be Eliminated @ The Witham


20 October 2017

7.30 pm

£10

6 simultaneous stories play out and collide in State of Grace’s re-working of their 2016 show


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Ned Boulting’s Bikeology @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


21 October 2017

7.30pm

£20

British Cycling has seen more drama in the past year than your average soap opera…


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Shirley Valentine @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


23 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

7.30pm / Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Will Russell's heart-warming comedy premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm


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Giulio Cesare – Part One @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


23 October 2017

7.30pm

£26 (£24.50 conc, £23 Gala Friends)

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera


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Giulio Cesare – Part Two @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


24 October 2017

7.30pm

£26 (£24.50 conc, £23 Gala Friends)

Giulio Cesare is Handel’s most celebrated opera


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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


24 October 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

A thrilling adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy


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Blyth Valley Gang Show @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


25 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

7pm // Sat Matinee 2pm

Evening £9.00 // Matinee £6.00

Join our talented Scouts and Guides for a night of singing, dancing and laughs in the Blyth Valley Gang Show 2017!


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Bishop Auckland Theatre Society presents: After Eleanor Died; a Victorian Ghost Play @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


26 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

7:15 pm

£7.50

After losing his wife; Charles invites his friend and solicitor, Edward, to his home to aid in Eleanor’s final affairs and to pursue his research into psychical events


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Black Comedy @ The Witham


27 October 2017 - 28 October 2017

7.30 pm

£10 | £8 students and under 16s

The Castle Players present Peter Shaffer's ingenious comedy.


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Spiritous Paranormal Investigation @ Newcastle Castle


28 October 2017

21:00 To 03:00

£50, Payable To Spiritus Paranormal

Join the Spiritus Paranormal team on their ghost hunts to capture even more evidence!


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Medusa @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


30 October 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

This modern adaptation shows Medusa growing up in modern society and sheds light on the softer side of the ‘monster’ we think we know.


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National Theatre: Hamlet (Encore Screening) (12A) @ The Witham


01 November 2017

7:30 pm

£14 | £12 students and under 16s

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare's great tragedy


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Stupid @ Arts Centre Washington


02 November 2017

7.30pm

£8.50 / £6.00 (conc)

Stupid tells the journey of one woman’s attempt to find a formula that will fix her world.


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Black is the Color of My Voice @ The Maltings, Berwick


03 November 2017

7pm

£13.50 (£11 - £12 concs)

Inspired by the life of Nina Simone, ‘Black Is The Color Of My Voice’ follows a successful jazz singer and civil rights activist seeking redemption


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Des O’Connor and Jimmy Tarbuck – Live @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


05 November 2017

7.30pm

Tickets from £19.00 (no Friends' discount)

Brought to you direct from the London Palladium, DES O’CONNOR joins JIMMY TARBUCK live on stage for this rare event!


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The Vaudevillians: Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


06 November 2017

7.30pm

£18

RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon is going on tour with The Vaudevillians, a bawdy, rowdy musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.


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Shakespeare Schools Festival @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


07 November 2017 - 09 November 2017

7.00pm

£8.50 - £10.50, Group Rate £8

Join us for an exhilarating evening of theatre, with a series of unique Shakespeare productions staged by local schools.


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Opera North / Pagliacci & Cavalleria Rusticana @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


08 November 2017

7.15pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

An iconic Italian double-bill fuelled by fatal passion and filled with gorgeously lyrical melodies.


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Sister Act: The Musical @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


08 November 2017 - 11 November 2017

7.00pm (+2.00pm matinee Saturday)

Up to £15.00

A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, based on the 1992 hit film


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Opera North / L'enfant et les sortileges & Osud @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


09 November 2017

7.15pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

An emotional rollercoaster pairing Ravel’s magical childhood fantasy with Janácek’s rarely-performed gem


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Jane Eyre: An Autobiography @ Arts Centre Washington


09 November 2017

7.30pm

£10.00 / £9.00 (conc)

Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.


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Robert Temple: The Hypnotist – LIVE! @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


10 November 2017

8.00pm

£15, £12 concessions/NUS

This hysterical hypnotic spectacular is BACK by popular demand – and suitable for the whole family!


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Opera North / Trouble in Tahiti & Trial by Jury @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


10 November 2017

7.15pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

An evening of two musical theatre classics coupling a witty satire on the American Dream and a delightful courtroom farce.


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Blackadder Goes Forth - On Tour @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


10 November 2017

7.30pm

Tickets: £10.00 before 1st Sept // £12.00 after

This Remembrance weekend join Captain Edmund Blackadder and his fellow dugout companions Baldrick and George on the Western Front


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Opera North / Pagliacci & Cavalleria Rusticana @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


11 November 2017

7.15pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

An iconic Italian double-bill fuelled by fatal passion and filled with gorgeously lyrical melodies.


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Opera North / L'enfant et les sortilèges @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


11 November 2017

2.15pm

Tickets: £10 - £30, children just £5! (max 2 per adult ticket)

Ravel’s darkly brilliant opera sets Colette’s magical words to an extraordinary, bewitching musical score to create a haunting lyric fantasy.


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Bravo 22 Company @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


12 November 2017

7pm

Tickets from £10

The creators of award winning The Two Worlds of Charlie F and Wor Stories present their latest production with the Armed Forces community.


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Blackadder Goes Forth @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


12 November 2017

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £15, £14 concessions. Early Booking Offer before 1st September: £13, £12 concessions (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

This Remembrance weekend join Captain Edmund Blackadder and his fellow dugout companions Baldrick and George on the Western Front


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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


14 November 2017 - 18 November 2017

7.30pm / Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £23

Beautiful - the Carole King Musical, the Oliver award-winning West End show, is coming to Newcastle


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Bring It On The Musical @ Sunderland Empire


14 November 2017 - 18 November 2017

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm matinees)

£17.50 - £51.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

Inspired by the hit film, Broadway’s Tony Award® nominated Bring It On The Musical somersaults onto stage for its UK & European première


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Follies (NT Live Screening) @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


16 November 2017

7.00pm

£15 (£13 concession), £10 Gala Members

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical is staged for the first time at the National Theatre and broadcast live to Gala.


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A Ship of Fools present: Welcome to Paradise @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


18 November 2017

7:30 pm

£10 / £8 concession

After a hilarious run at Edinburgh fringe, Ship of Fools bring their new show to Bishop Auckland.


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Starlight Theatre Productions presents: Paint Your Wagon @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


22 November 2017 - 25 November 2017

7.00pm (& 2.00pm Sat Matinee)

£12 - £18, Concessions £1 off full price tickets on Wed evening only. Groups buy 10 get 1 free.

A musical feel-good comedy with lots of fabulous musical numbers and energy


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NT Live: Follies (Encore Broadcast) @ The Maltings, Berwick


23 November 2017

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production.


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Robinson Crusoe @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


23 November 2017 - 06 January 2018

Various - select 'Book Now' on the Gala site for all times

£6 - £17 (Family ticket £50 - £58)

Prepare to set sail into a world of hilarity and adventure!


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The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien adapted by Mark Pentecost @ The Maltings, Berwick


24 November 2017

7pm

£12.50 (£10 - £11 concs)

Join us in John Divney’s bar for an unforgettable night of theatre


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The Firelight Show @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


24 November 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

Murray the Magician and Fearchara bring a re-imagining of the Tent Show entertainment of the Dustbowl era in 20th century North America to QHA.


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Pantomime: Dick Whittington and his Pirate Adventure @ Bishop Auckland Town Hall


25 November 2017 - 27 November 2017

12:00 pm

£9 / £7 concession

This action-packed panto for all ages has topical jokes, references and non-stop laughter


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Blood Brothers @ Sunderland Empire


27 November 2017 - 02 December 2017

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

Tickets £17.90 - £46.90 plus £2.85 transaction fee

The legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences.


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We Are The Lions, Mr Manager @ The Witham


29 November 2017

7.30 pm

£10 | £8 student | £5 under 16s | £22 family

‘We Are The Lions, Mr. Manager!’ is the story of the Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike of 1976-78


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Welcome to Paradise @ Arts Centre Washington


30 November 2017

7.30pm

£8.50 / £6.00 (conc)

Controversial theatre company A Ship of Fools bring their unique brand of bouffon comedy to the Arts Centre Washington for 1 night only.


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Tom, Dick and Harry @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


30 November 2017 - 01 December 2017

7.30pm

Up to £12

If you need an anti-dote to pre-Christmas stress – this is it!


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SUSPECTproductions Murder Mystery @ Newcastle Castle


01 December 2017 - 02 December 2017

19:45

£10, Payable To SUSPECTproductions

Fancy yourself as a Marple of Poirot? Then you're in for a treat with this unique evening


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An Audience with Katie Price @ Newcastle City Hall


02 December 2017

6.30pm

Tickets £28.50

Katie Price - previously known as Jordan - is an English Television personality and glamour model


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Lilly and the Snowbear @ Arts Centre Washington


06 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

Various times

£10.00

A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl


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The Book of Darkness & Light @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


06 December 2017

7.30pm

Up to £14.50

Three chilling tales. Two ghostly performers. One thrilling night.


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NT Live: Young Marx Live Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


07 December 2017

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman


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Young Marx (NT Live Screening) @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


07 December 2017

7.00pm

£15 (£13 concession), £10 Gala Members

Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman.


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NTL: Young Marx (12A) @ The Witham


07 December 2017

7 pm

£14 | £12 students and under 16s

A new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman


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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens @ The Maltings, Berwick


08 December 2017

7.30pm

£15 (£13 - £13.50 concs)

Dickens' mystical Christmas fable brought to life - a perfect Christmas treat!


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National Theatre: Follies (12A): Encore Screening (Matinee) @ The Witham


09 December 2017

1 pm

£12 | £10 students and under 16s

Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical


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The Wizard of Oz @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


14 December 2017 - 30 December 2017

Exact times for each date can be found on the Queen's Hall website

Up to £16.50 (group discounts and concessions available)

The “irresistibly anarchic” Oddsocks Productions are bringing another classic adventure to life with a hearty dollop of their trademark comedy: new songs, familiar faces and laughs aplenty!


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The Book of Darkness and Light @ Arts Centre Washington


14 December 2017

7.30pm

£8.50 / £6.00 (conc)

Join The Storyteller and The Musician for an evening of spine-tingling tales and haunting live music.


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The Adventures of Sinbad Pantomime 2017 @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 December 2017 - 31 December 2017

Various times each day, check the website for more details

£12 - £60 with special offers available - check the website for details

Following the sell-out success of Little Red Riding Hood (2015) and Sleeping Beauty (2016), The Maltings Pantomime returns for Christmas 2017!


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A Christmas Carol @ The Witham


16 December 2017

3 pm and 7.30 pm

£10 | £8 students and under 16s

Join The Castle Players for this traditional family treat.


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The Holly and Ivy @ The Witham


20 December 2017

7:30 pm

£10 adult | £8 students and under 16s | £5 per head (schools)

A concert of songs, stories, dances and customs celebrating the most wonderful time of the year


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The Holly and Ivy Workshop @ The Witham


20 December 2017

Times to be arranged with schools

£5 per head (schools)

Discover more about the songs, stories, dances and customs associated with midwinter, Christmas and New Year


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Royal Opera House Presents: Rigoletto @ The Witham


16 January 2018

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

David McVicar's acclaimed production of Verdi's potent and tragic opera is conducted by Alexander Joel, with an excellent cast


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Spittal Variety Group 2018 Pantomime: Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood @ The Maltings, Berwick


16 January 2018 - 21 January 2018

7.15pm plus some 2.15pm matinees

£13 / £11 concessions (no concessions Friday or Saturday evenings)

Can a panto be this good? “Oh yes it can!”.


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Fat Friends The Musical @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


23 January 2018 - 27 January 2018

7.30pm (Wed & Thu 2.00pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £19.50

The hit TV show Fat Friends from award-winning national treasure Kay Mellor is bursting onto the stage in a brand new musical


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The Transports: A Tale of Exile and Migration @ The Maltings, Berwick


23 January 2018

7.30pm

£20 - £22

“Stunning....truly a transport of delight” - The Guardian *****


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Ellen Kent's La Traviata @ Sunderland Empire


26 January 2018

7.30 pm

£15.40 - £44.40 plus £2.85 transaction fee

A tragic tale of searing passion and memorable music, La Traviata is Verdi’s outstanding interpretation of one of the most popular love stories of the 19th century


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Not Another Burns Supper @ The Maltings, Berwick


26 January 2018

7pm

£20 / £19 concs

IDEOMS Theatre Company is delighted to return to The Maltings with their ever popular, Not Another Burns Supper.


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Ellen Kent's Madama Butterfly @ Sunderland Empire


27 January 2018

7.30pm

From £15.40 + £2.85

Back by overwhelming public demand, this award winning Opera returns with exquisite sets and fabulous costumes


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Shrek the Musical @ Sunderland Empire


31 January 2018 - 11 February 2018

7pm (some 2.30pm and 5pm performances, check the website for details)

£17.50 - £52.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

This hilarious and spectacular production turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.


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Royal Opera House Presents: Tosca @ The Witham


07 February 2018

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

Drama, passion and fabulous music - Puccini's operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences.


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The Circus of Horrors – The Voodoo VaudEvil @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


09 February 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £18 - £27. Early bat offer - £3 off top ticket prices (no concessions) until 31st October 2017 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

After taking to the road over 22 years ago and touring all over the world the phenomenon returns with its latest brand new incarnation “Voodoo VaudEvil”.


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Stuart Maconie: Jarrow Road to The Deep South @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


10 February 2018

7.30pm

£15

Writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie walked 300 miles from Jarrow to London retracing the famous Jarrow Crusade 80 years on


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Hedda Gabler @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


12 February 2018 - 17 February 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free...


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West End Operatic Society Presents: Top Hat @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


13 February 2018 - 17 February 2018

7.00pm plus 2.00pm Thurs & Sat Matinees

Tickets are priced £9 - £18, Concessions £2 off full price ticket Tues only. Groups 10+ get 1 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood’s golden age and the glorious tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time.


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RSC: Twelfth Night (12A) @ The Witham


14 February 2018

7 pm

£14 | £12 concessions

Christopher Luscombe returns to the RSC to tackle Shakespeare's greatest comedy


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Twelfth Night (RSC Live Screening) @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


14 February 2018

7.00pm

£15 (£13 concession), £10 Gala Members

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.


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Pressure @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


20 February 2018 - 24 February 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

The extraordinary story of one man who changed the course of the second world war.


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Royal Shakespeare Company: Twelfth Night Encore Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


21 February 2018

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking.


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Cilla @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 February 2018 - 03 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Wed & Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £16.50

Cilla - The Musical is the spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed hit ITV television series


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ART @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


05 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

One of the most successful comedies ever, stage masterpiece and global phenomenon ART returns in the Spring


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Beautiful - The Carole King Musical @ Sunderland Empire


06 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

From £17.90 + £2.85

Long before she was Carole King, the chart-topping music legend, she was an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent.


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Royal Opera House Presents: Carmen @ The Witham


06 March 2018

6:45 pm

£15 | £13 students and under 16s | £10 child

Bizet's classic french opera stars Anna Goryachova in Barrie Kosky's Intense production


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Tyne Theatre Productions present: Into the Woods @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


08 March 2018 - 10 March 2018

7.30pm plus 2.30pm Sat Matinee

Tickets are priced £16, £14 concessions, £10 limited view. Groups 10+ get 1 free (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.


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Oh Carol! @ The Phoenix Theatre, Blyth


10 March 2018

7.30pm

£19.50 & £18.50

This show is packed full of hits such as Calendar Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, [Is This The Way To] Amarillo, Stupid Cupid and of course Oh! Carol


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The Lock In ‘Folk Fairy Tale’ featuring The Demon Barbers @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


16 March 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £17.50, £15.50 concessions, £7.50 under 18s (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

The Breaking Tradition Dance Company return to Ye Olde Fighting Cocks for a comical new version of their critically acclaimed folk and hip hop dance show ‘The Lock In!’


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The Bobby Thompson Story @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


16 March 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm // Matinees: Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £12

Bobby Thompson’s Woodbine-smoking ‘Little Waster’ alter ego became a folk hero across the North East


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Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire


20 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

Various times each day, check the Sunderland Empire website for more details

Various prices depending on date - visit the Sunderland Empire website for more details

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys is touring the UK and Ireland.


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Opera North / Madama Butterfly @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


20 March 2018

7.30pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures


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Berwick Middle School presents: Bugsy Malone @ The Maltings, Berwick


20 March 2018 - 21 March 2018

7pm

£7.50 / £6 concs

Splurge guns and Speakeasies are the order of the day in Berwick Middle Schools production of Bugsy Malone.


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Opera North / Don Giovanni @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


21 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Music director Aleksandar Markovic conducts a revival of Alessandro Talevi’s witty and imaginative 2012 production of Don Giovanni.


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Opera North / Madama Butterfly @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


22 March 2018

7.30pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Madama Butterfly is a tender story of innocent love crushed amidst two utterly different cultures


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NT Live: Julius Caesar Live Broadcast @ The Maltings, Berwick


22 March 2018

7pm

£16.75 / £15.75 concs, Child £8.75. Schools: student £5 & teacher free (min. 10 students)

Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down.


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Opera North / Don Giovanni @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


23 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

Music director Aleksandar Markovic conducts a revival of Alessandro Talevi’s witty and imaginative 2012 production of Don Giovanni.


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Opera North / Un Ballo in Maschera @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


24 March 2018

7pm

Single ticket prices start at £12.50

In Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) Verdi weaves a timeless tale of power, passion and political plotting, at the heart of which is a tragic love triangle


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The Jungle Book @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 March 2018 - 31 March 2018

7pm (+ Wed 2pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £12

An exciting new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s family classic comes to life in this colourful new show


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We Are the Lions Mr. Manager @ The Maltings, Berwick


30 March 2018

8pm

£13.50 (£11 - £12 concs)

The remarkable story of Jayaben Desai, the inspirational leader of the 1976-78 Grunwick Film Processing Factory Strike.


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The Band @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


03 April 2018 - 14 April 2018

Evenings: Mon - Thu (not Mon 3 Apr) 7.30pm Fri 8.30pm // Matinees: Wed 4 Apr 2pm Fri 5pm Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £19.50 (no Friends' discount on Fri & Sat performances)

The Band is a new musical comedy about what it's like to grow up with a boyband and features the music of Take That.


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Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire


16 April 2018 - 21 April 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

From £15 + £2.85

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to a venue near you!


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Just an Ordinary Lawyer @ The Maltings, Berwick


20 April 2018

8pm

£13.50 (£10 / £12 concs)

Recalling heroic sporting achievements alongside epoch-defining political events, Tayo Aluko follows the multi-award-winning Call Mr. Robeson with another “brilliantly put together history lesson delivered as art.”


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Crazy For You @ Sunderland Empire


24 April 2018 - 28 April 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

£22.90 - £53.90 plus £2.85 transaction fee

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, the acclaimed Watermill Theatre production of Crazy for You is the ultimate feel-good musical


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Matilda The Musical @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm matinees)

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book


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Menopause the Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


10 May 2018

7.30pm

Tickets are priced £28 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

This hysterical show packed full of one-liners about night sweats, hot flushes and memory loss is backed by an instantly recognisable soundtrack


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Astravaganza Entertainment presents: “The Producers” A Mel Brooks Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm each night plus Thurs & Sat 2.30pm matinee

Tickets are priced £14 - £20 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm


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Sunset Boulevard @ Sunderland Empire


05 June 2018 - 09 June 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

£18.00 - £54.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world.


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Kiss Me Kate @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


26 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

7.00pm (+2.00pm Wednesday & Saturday)

£18.50 (£17 on Tuesday 21 March, 7.00pm performance; Seniors on Wednesday 22 March, 2.00pm performance; Students, under 16s, registered disabled and unwaged on Saturday 25 March, 2.00pm performance)

Durham Musical Theatre Company follows on from its sensational production of Carousel with the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate.


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Jersey Boys @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


31 July 2018 - 11 August 2018

7.30pm (+ Wed 2pm (not 8 Aug), Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £18.00

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is coming to Newcastle!


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Wicked @ Sunderland Empire


06 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm)

£22.00 - £78.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world


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