Five Must-See North East Shows This Autumn
Head to the North East’s theatres to see sensational shows
SIR RANULPH FIENNES
Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent his life pursuing extreme adventures. He’s a real risk-taker. He was the first to reach both Poles, to cross the Antarctic and Arctic Oceans, and to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis. In Living Dangerously, he’ll take you on a personal journey through his life.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS
Theatre Royal, Newcastle
Stephen Daldry’s multi-award-winning National Theatre production of JB Priestley’s classic thriller is returning to the North East this autumn. When Inspector Goole arrives unexpectedly at the Birling family home, their dinner party is disturbed by his investigations into the death of a young woman. More relevant now than ever, this is a must-see for all generations of theatre-goers.
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Born in Denton Burn, Ric Renton had a troubled upbringing that led to him spending his young adulthood in prison. Whilst in HMP Durham he learned to read and write – and this is his story, relived and performed by him. Knox, Brown and Shepherd pass their time in a prison with the highest suicide rate in the country and Jock offers Shepherd an unexpected way through the darkness.Read more about Ric and his journey here.
Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington
Children will love this beautiful dance theatre piece which will take them on a magical journey into the deep blue sea. A ballerina wakes from her sleep and finds herself in the ocean. This multi-sensory show is perfect for stimulating babies’ imagination – and there’s plenty for adults to enjoy too.
FROM 9TH DECEMBER
Playhouse Whitley Bay
One to look forward to, the panto favourite Aladdin is coming to Whitley Bay. With special effects, flying carpets, fabulous scenery and crazy costumes, it’s all the comedy mayhem you’d expect from panto season. Starring Playhouse legend Steve Walls and your Favourite Dame Patsy Twankey, Aladdin is played by The X Factor’s Chico – so we’re sure there’ll be plenty of laughs throughout. Book your tickets now.