Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Alexandra Burke stars in this musical comedy that Whoopi Goldberg made famous, directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood. It’s an absolutely divine production with sing-along classic hits.
GOOD MOURNING MRS BROWN
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
0844 493 6666
Brendan O’Carroll’s primetime comedy creation, Mrs Brown, is undergoing her first-ever full UK arena tour. As those who watch the television sitcom will know, the best parts of the 21st century’s best sitcom (as voted by the Radio Times) is when things go wrong – and with a live audience, anything could happen!
This solo show, part of ARC’s Pay What You Decide series, tells the story of elite cyclist Marco Pantani, who killed himself after being disgraced as part of a doping scandal. This preview performance tells the story of Marco’s troubled life in a powerful production.
UNTIL 24 JUNE
CROSSING THE TEES
Venues across Tees Valley
Tees Valley’s library services have put together a jam-packed programme of events for literature lovers, including an evening with renowned poet Kate Fox, creative writing classes with playwright Andy Willoughby and flash fiction workshops from Tracey Iceton.
UNTIL 30 JUNE
Dance City, Newcastle
0191 261 0505
Literal dancing in the street is captured in this new exhibition of photographs by Jevan Chowdhury, a world-renowned photographer. Jevan took a series of photographs of 12 professional dancers in locations across the North East that will be on display at Dance City before moving to Alnwick and Sunderland.