North-East wrestling debut

The Advertiser Series: Dave Carbon from Newcastle

9:56am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TARGET Wrestling, the new revolution in British Wrestling is coming to the O2 Academy, in Newcastle, on Saturday, September 13, with competitors from England, Scotland and Ireland including Saraya Knight, who featured in Channel 4 documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with my Family, alongside her daughter, current World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Diva's Champion, Paige

New owners of Dales Italian on path to success

The Advertiser Series: DINING OUT: Giovanni's restaurant in Leyburn. Picture: STUART BOULTON.

6:27pm Monday 1st September 2014

BY a quirk of fate that I still don't quite understand, we found ourselves without childcare duties on a Wednesday night recently.

Hamm chances his arm

The Advertiser Series:

12:23pm Monday 1st September 2014

Steve Pratt finds TV’s Mad Men star Jon Hamm has a George Clooney-style approach to interviews as the man who many still see as Don Draper talks about the Taj Mahal and finding a baseball player in Asia

‘I’d get banged up in Iran’

The Advertiser Series:

12:10pm Monday 1st September 2014

As comedian Omid Djalili publishes his first autobiography, he tells Kate Whiting why he’s always believed in himself

Beth finds her voice

The Advertiser Series:

11:35am Monday 1st September 2014

Still busking and training for the future, Beth McCarthy talks to Steve Pratt about a future without The Voice and her one-night appearance in Rock Of Ages at York

Romeo and Juliet, Lord Chamberlain's Men, Durham Castle

The Advertiser Series: Juliet (Jonathan Bullock) and Romeo (Will Haddington)

10:10am Friday 29th August 2014

CATHEDRAL bells, twittering birds and the occasional popping of champagne bottles punctuated the lines of the most famous love tragedy in the English language.

King Lear, The Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond

The Advertiser Series: JOSPEH MARCELL: The actor who played Geoffrey the English butler in TV's Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air is heading for the Georgian Theatre Royal in Richmond.

10:09am Friday 29th August 2014

THE Globe's touring production filled the stage of the little Georgian Theatre, stretching the playing area into the normally unseen wings. Designer Jonathan Fensom’s set is a simple wooden structure, his costumes an eclectic mix of forties dress mixed with a flummery of flamboyant Elizabethan.

Duke curries favour

The Advertiser Series:

12:56pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Barry Nelson delves back into history to discover new delights being delivered in Darlington

Hats off to the stand-in star

The Advertiser Series:

12:48pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Steve Pratt discovers how Alan Burkitt fell on his feet in Top Hat when the show’s original principal dancer Gavin Lee was taken ill just before opening night

One-man wonders

The Advertiser Series:

12:46pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Viv Hardwick talks to Andy Daniel about being shot at dawn nearly every day

Drinking in the atmosphere

The Advertiser Series:

12:43pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Paddy Campbell talks to Steve Pratt about his success with Wet House... and what is likely to follow

Film releases

The Advertiser Series:

12:41pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Million Dollar Arm, Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For and If I Stay

DVD/Blu-ray releases

The Advertiser Series:

12:38pm Thursday 28th August 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2, A Perfect Plan and Sons Of Anarchy – Season Six

Sherlock Holmes: A Working Hypothesis

The Advertiser Series: Theatre Royal's Sherlock Holmes with Dominic Allen and George Williams. Moriarty in the background.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (8790758)

10:17am Thursday 28th August 2014

THE game's afoot and this particular one is a game of two halves as the Flanagan Collective offers a fresh take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's much portrayed character.

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Advertiser Series: The Ladyboys Of Bangkok

10:07am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Lady Boys of Bangkok are returning to Tyneside with a month-long series of shows, called Red Hot Kisses, from Friday, September 5 to Saturday, October 4, in the Sabai Pavilion, Times Square, Newcastle, NE1 4EP.

Outback a welcome change for RPatz

The Advertiser Series:

4:51pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

A stint in the Australian wilderness provided the perfect escape from the limelight for Twilight’s Robert Pattinson – and the chance to prove he’s more than just a heart-throb. Jeananne Craig meets the reluctant superstar

Endless possibilities

The Advertiser Series:

3:34pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

Steve Pratt talks to Alan Ayckbourn about his new production – and a disagreement with his audiences about how to watch his plays

Could you be a panto star? Oh yes, you could!

The Advertiser Series:

10:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

TALENTED young performers are being sought to star alongside one of pantomimes’ longest running dames – Berwick Kaler.

Doctor Who super fan gives his opinion on Peter Capaldi's first outing in the iconic role

The Advertiser Series:

8:40pm Sunday 24th August 2014

DOCTOR Who super fan Rob Baines, from Darlington, who has made headlines for having his own TARDIS in his back garden, gives his verdict on Peter Capaldi's first outing as the Doctor.

Going to Hal and back

The Advertiser Series:

1:28pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Viv Hardwick talks to Alex Hassell about the old and young debate forged by Henry IV Parts I and II

Black Bull bounces back

The Advertiser Series:

1:25pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Chris Lloyd revisits a North Yorkshire country pub to see if it is still special after a two-year closure

Fun takes to the streets

The Advertiser Series:

1:15pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The Durham Summer Streets Festival returns to Durham City this weekend. Three days of free performances take place and other venues include Bishop Auckland (Saturday) and Barnard Castle (Monday), reports Helen Brown.

A roaring success

The Advertiser Series:

1:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The stage adaptation of The Lion King is a magical spectacle which continues to enthrall millions worldwide. Steve Pratt talks to one of the Disney guardians of the show and finds out what it means to him

Turning the Paige

The Advertiser Series:

12:57pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The golden girl of entertainment, Elaine Paige, talks to David Leck about retiring from touring... so why doesn’t anyone believe her?

Thinking about who is in control

The Advertiser Series:

12:55pm Thursday 21st August 2014

BBC Radio 3’s festival is back for its ninth year at Sage Gateshead, and some lively debate is expected

Film releases

The Advertiser Series:

12:53pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Lucy, What If and Deliver Us From Evil

DVD/Blu-ray releases

The Advertiser Series:

12:48pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Locke, Transcendence and Tarzan

RSC at the Gala Theatre, Durham City

10:07am Thursday 21st August 2014

THE Royal Shakespeare Company is normally associated with the home of the Bard, Stratfordupon- Avon, where under this name they have brought to the stage both classical theatrical performances and modern works from new playwrights since 1961, but thanks to the graces of modern technology audiences across the country can enjoy the RSC experience.

One For the Road, Esk Valley Theatre, The Robinson Institute, Glaisdale (near Whitby)

The Advertiser Series: pic by Tony Bartholomew - David Smith, Andy Cryer, Joanne Heywood and Laura Bonnah in One for the Road at Esk Valley Theatre

9:56am Monday 18th August 2014

ESK Valley Theatre has done it again – chosen a good play and great actors, giving local people a chance to see excellent theatre on their doorstep. Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Esk Valley opts for a Willy Russell comedy which explores the themes of age, taste, dreams and restlessness on a 1980s Northern housing estate.

Quickly and not so quietly

The Advertiser Series:

1:46pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Paola Dionisotti talks to Viv Hardwick about grabbing your chances on a bonkbuster of a TV series

Tuk Tuk Asian Bar and Kitchen, Darlington

The Advertiser Series:

1:43pm Thursday 14th August 2014

WHEN there’s a new place in town, you’ve got to give it a try – so my wife and I tucked in at Tuk Tuk Asian Bar and Kitchen.

Extendable Expendables

The Advertiser Series:

1:33pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Steve Pratt moves into injury time with Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas as they discuss The Expendables 3

Bulls-eye for wacky Su

The Advertiser Series:

1:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Viv Hardwick discovers that Su Pollard is ready for a shot of Maid Marian and then pantomime at Sunderland before seeking the call for a one-woman show... if only she could find her phone

Film releases

The Advertiser Series:

1:24pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Reviews: The Expendables 3, The Unbeatables 3D, The Rover and Hector And The Search For Happiness

DVD/Blu-ray releases

The Advertiser Series:

1:19pm Thursday 14th August 2014

Reviews: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Love Punch, The Quiet Ones and Boardwalk Empire – Fourth Season

Miranda Wright Singers, Witham Hall, Barnard Castle

10:15am Tuesday 12th August 2014

TELL me the truth about love, performed by The Miranda Wright Singers at The Witham, Barnard Castle, mixed singing with poetry and acting, and told a story of love from the excitement of the first meeting, to the subsequent pain of the separation that follows.

Screenplay, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

10:15am Tuesday 12th August 2014

THIS is a genius idea as reel life meets real life in four short plays set in Scarborough’s Odeon cinema, now the home of the Stephen Joseph Theatre company.

The Four Alls, Ovington, near Winston, Darlington

The Advertiser Series:

12:09pm Thursday 7th August 2014

THERE are five alls at the Four Alls. The monarch who rules all, the bishop who prays for all, the lawyer who pleads for all, the soldier who fights for all, and the fifth all is the worker who pays for all of the other four.

Up-staging four movie moments

The Advertiser Series:

11:24am Thursday 7th August 2014

Steve Pratt catches up with Scarborough director Henry Bell’s clever project called Screenplay

Film releases

The Advertiser Series:

11:21am Thursday 7th August 2014

Planes 2: Fire & Rescue 3D and The Inbetweeners 2

DVD/Blu-ray releases

The Advertiser Series:

11:18am Thursday 7th August 2014

Calvary, Divergent, Muppets Most Wanted and The Raid 2

Five minutes with Nadia Iftkhar of Red Road

The Advertiser Series:

11:03am Thursday 7th August 2014

This month, Tees Valley is the place to visit for the very best in global dance as performers flock to the 50th Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance (BIFF) from 9-14 August.

Mervyn Stutter on tour

10:21am Wednesday 6th August 2014

FOUNDER member of The Flying Pickets, Mervyn Stutter, is fast becoming an institution in village halls across the UK. He’s worked on radio, TV, in theatre and cabaret and knows a thing or two about performing on stage.

The Wind In The Willows, York Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series:

11:07am Tuesday 5th August 2014

THE fun begins even before the non-existent curtain rises in a production that aims to make the audience part of the show.

Our House, York Grand Opera House

The Advertiser Series: Reece McMahon

9:52am Monday 4th August 2014

This Madness musical proves an inspired choice for the annual Stage Experience summer stage school where young performers put on a show under professional guidance in just two weeks. The bonus this year is that Our House, first seen in London's West End in 2002, is receiving its York premiere.

The Magic Flute, Young Opera Venture

9:52am Monday 4th August 2014

YOUNG Opera Venture, which was established in 2012, has won Arts Council funding for a tour of Mozart’s great masterpiece, The Magic Flute, to nine towns including Consett and Middlesbrough.

Youth Theatre in Colburn

The Advertiser Series: Georgian Theatre Royal's youth section

9:56am Friday 1st August 2014

Youth theatre in Colburn

Home Fires, Enter CIC, Auckland Castle

The Advertiser Series: Enter CIC members Cameron Gough and Ashton Flynn

9:56am Friday 1st August 2014

Home Fires, Enter CIC, Auckland Castle

Lear with some Bel-Air flair

The Advertiser Series:

3:57pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Helen Brown finds that Shakespeare’s King Lear might just be the perfect play for Richmond

Beyond the fringe

The Advertiser Series:

3:55pm Thursday 31st July 2014

Sarah Scott looks at Northern Stage’s 12th annual pilgrimage to the Edinburgh Festival

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