What's On - Theatre

April

Temple
Until Saturday, April 28, 2018

25–28 APRIL

TEMPLE

The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland

0191 908 5683

www.royaltytheatre.co.uk

Steve Waters’ Temple brilliantly reimagines three events that really happened during the ‘Occupy London’ protests outside St Paul's Cathedral in London in 2011 – all the while examining the role of the church in the modern world. 

The Royalty Theatre, Sunderland
The Kite Runner
Monday, April 30, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Kite Runner begins in an Afghanistan on the brink of war, as two childhood friends are torn apart. Based on the bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini and hailing directly from the West End, Matthew Spangler’s adaptation spans cultures and continents on a haunting tale of friendship and redemption.  

May

Brighton Rock
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

Graham Greene’s gritty, gripping noir thriller tells the story of Pinkie and Rose, lovelorn teenagers who get caught up in a vicious gang war in Brighton that takes in murders and dangerous incidents. This new production by Pilot Theatre and York Theatre Royal is a new adaptation from Bryony Lavery, an acclaimed playwright.

Much Ado About Nothing
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - Saturday, May 5, 2018

Rob Clilverd directs Shakespeare's classic comedy for this amateur theatre group. As memories of war give way to parties and masked balls, Claudio and Hero fall madly in love while Benedick and Beatrice reignite their own more combative relationship.

Middlesbrough Little Theatre
Testosterone
Friday, May 4, 2018

Winner of the Best Theatre Show Award at the Pleasance 2017, Testosterone is a refreshingly honest and darkly comic exploration of gender and what ‘being a man’ really means. 

Lady Windermere's Fan
Saturday, May 5, 2018

Award-winning writer, actor and director Kathy Burke directs Oscar Wilde’s social comedy, filmed especially for cinemas. Marking Jennifer Saunders’ return to the West End stage for the first time in over 20 years, Lady Windemere’s Fan is the second play from the Oscar Wilde Season: a year-long celebration of the playwright.

The Last Five Years
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Saturday, May 12, 2018

This cosily bohemian underground theatre hosts the off-Broadway hit that chronicles the five-year life of a modern marriage. Simultaneously fall in and out of love with couple Cathy and Jamie, through an intimate evening of stripped-back song and story-telling.

Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle
Dr Jekyl & Mr Hyde
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - Friday, May 18, 2018

Phil Daniels (Quadrophenia’s Jimmy Cooper) takes the lead role in this twisted tale by Robert Louis Stevenson of the well-heeled society man who turns into a hideous monster at night.

Darlington Hippodrome
Half Breed
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Newcastle’s famed home for the best new theatre writing doesn’t disappoint with this production of Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical comedy about growing up as a mixed race child in the local village. 

Half Breed
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - Thursday, May 17, 2018

Newcastle’s famed home for the best new theatre writing doesn’t disappoint with this production of Natasha Marshall’s semi-autobiographical comedy about growing up as a mixed race child in the local village. 

Live Theatre, Newcastle
Birdsong
Monday, May 21, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018

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.

The 39 Steps
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - Saturday, May 26, 2018

Both Buchan’s 1915 novel and Hitchcock’s legendary film are wonderfully parodied in this irreverently playful tribute to the whole genre of British thriller fiction. Will tweed-clad action hero Richard Hannay escape from a web of international espionage? Go along and see. 

Austen's Women
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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.

June

Bobby Mair and Gary Tro
Sunday, June 3, 2018

As part of the Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Canadian comedian Bobby Mair is joined at Hartlepool’s One77 by Bristol native Gary Tro. Both are established comics with black wit – while Bobby’s humour is more brash, Gary showcases a ‘joyously angry’ style of stand up. 

One77, Hartlepool

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