What's On This Week
In only the second home fixture of their new County Championship 2 campaign, Durham CCC will take on a Gloucestershire side that enjoyed a strong season last year, finishing three places ahead of their North East rivals. But a new season means a fresh slate; will Durham claim the spoils this time around?
He’s come a long way since placing second in the 2009 series of the X Factor, but now the multi-platinum selling artist, television presenter and The Voice judge is taking to the stage once more to bring music from his latest album, You Know I Know, as well as all of the fan favourites you’ll want to sing along to.
In his latest show, Jon will recount his recent adventures in the porn world– based on his hit podcasts, The Butterfly Effect and The Last Days of August. It’ll be a mysterious, funny, sad tale about kindness, violence, bad thoughts and the wonders of remaining curious. There will be new stories, some never-before-heard audio, some very strange (PG-rated) bespoke film clips and maybe some special guests, too.
Marking the 25th anniversary of the original publication of Louis de Bernieres bestselling novel – that inspired the hit film – Captain Corelli's Mandolin is masterfully brought to the stage in a world premiere this year, telling an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia, against the turbulent backdrop of the Second World War.
Bill Kenwright's superb production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical comes to Darlington Hippodrome this May – retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours. Go, Go, Go (and see) Joseph.
This poignant adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s classic tale is set in rural Northumberland, in the lead up to the First World War – following the story of Charlie MacFell and his relationship with a cruel and domineering father, his stormy marriage, and his struggle to keep a dark secret.
Brita’s works on canvas are in collections around the world, capturing a landscape with a haunting quality that touches on something beyond the surface. Mick’s formative teachers included Sheila Robinson and Quentin Blake, and his mixed media and collage pieces are outdone only by his unique pochoir process – hand-stippled paintings made using complex layers of stencils. In this exhibition, both artists’ themes embrace the natural wonders of our beautifully unspoilt North Eastern coastline.
Newcastle’s stupendous open-air festival is back. NME and Q Award winners Foals will be kicking things off with a headlining set on the Friday night – sharing the weekend with The Vaccines, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds and You Me At Six (amongst a whole host of others) – before stellar Welsh rockers Stereophonics bring the festivities to a close on Sunday.