Gala Theatre, Durham
This critically-acclaimed stage show, adapted from the bestselling novel by Sebastian Faulks for the 100th anniversary of the First World War, follows the life of Stephen Wraysford through the Battle of the Somme and beyond. A heartbreakingly poignant tale of love, loss and courage.
BOBBY ROBSON: MORE THAN A MANAGER
St James’ Park, Newcastle
Never before has local hero Sir Bobby Robson’s incredible career – from Ipswich to England, Romario to Ronaldo and Mourinho to Maradona – been told in feature documentary form. St James’ Park plays host to this special stadium screening.
Arts Centre, Washington
0191 561 3455
Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works – each at critical, poignant and beautifully observed moments from their respective novels. Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson.
Tyne Theatre and Opera House, Newcastle
0191 243 1171
Fresh from his stint on Celebrity Great British Bake Off, the Birmingham-born comedian will be bringing his sharp, mischievous humour to the Tyne Theatre as part of the punderfully named tour: I’m About to Lose Control and I Think Joe Lycett.
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
Spiller’s Wharf, Newcastle
Headlining the This Is Tomorrow Festival, the platinum-selling Catfish And The Bottlemen bring their unique blend of laddish, energised indie-rock to their Geordie fanbase. They may have what NME termed a ‘meat-and-potatoes musical philosophy’ but, however you’d describe them, they’re a proven crowd-pleaser.