Something Wicked this way stuns

The Advertiser Series:

10:18am Thursday 16th April 2015

Wicked dares to tread where the Wizard of Oz failed. Sarah Scott goes behind the scenes.

A Mad World My Masters: Darlington Civic Theatre

The Advertiser Series: Scene from A Mad World My Masters

2:53pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

A Mad World My Masters: Darlington Civic Theatre

Twelve Angry Men, York Grand Opera House

The Advertiser Series: Tom Conti in Twelve Angry Men

12:04pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

Twelve Angry Men, York Grand Opera House

Justin Fetcher & Friends: Mr Tumble's Circus, MetroRadio Arena, Newcastle

The Advertiser Series: Justin Fletcher, star of Mr Tumble's Circus

8:48am Tuesday 14th April 2015

STRIDING across the arena floor, the colossus of CBeebies clowns Mr Tumble got the kind of reception from a packed house of fans that Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Co could only laugh about receiving. Those of us chuckling our way through our second childhood, with three-year-old granddaughter hanging on Mr T's every (ahem) tumble, can only place award-winning entertainer Justin Fletcher on the same pedestal as Richard Hearne's endearing Mr Pastry. As few onlookers were old enough to make the same connection, let's just say that if Mr T launched the circus party as General Election contenders he'd probably be running the country.

Why Derren believes in miracles

The Advertiser Series: Derren Brown

1:07pm Sunday 12th April 2015

Derren Brown is back on the road with his latest tour, Miracle, which has week-long visits to Sunderland and York

Love conkers all at Newcastle

The Advertiser Series: Nigel Barrett as Cyrano

12:28pm Sunday 12th April 2015

Viv Hardwick pokes his nose into the creation of Nigel Barrett's Cyrano de Bergerac

Jesus Christ Superstar, Durham Cathedral

The Advertiser Series: CATHEDRAL CALLING: Enter CIC rehearse their production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Picture: STUART BOULTON

9:09am Sunday 12th April 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar, Durham Cathedral

Restaurant Review: The Dun Cow, Sedgefield

The Advertiser Series: US President George W. Bush, second left, jokingly grabs a beer tap as Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair, left, laughs during a visit to the Dun Cow pub in the Prime Minister's constituency Sedgefield, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003 (22400091)

9:58am Thursday 9th April 2015

Without the presence of world leaders, Chris Lloyd finds the Dun Cow a more relaxed place for dining.

On the road again

The Advertiser Series: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS,              , Original Story – Tim Burton, Director and Choreographer – Mathew Bourne,  Designer – Lez Brotherston, Lighting – Howard Harrison, New Adventures, Theatre Royal, Plymouth, UK, Credit: Johan Persson/ (22351494)

9:52am Thursday 9th April 2015

Dominic North has played a leading role for seven years. He talks to Steve Pratt about getting parts and taking to the road

Here for the Lear

The Advertiser Series: Here for the Lear

9:47am Thursday 9th April 2015

Nick Ahad talks to director Jonathan Miller ahead of bringing King Lear to North Yorkshire.

An alternative royal arrival

The Advertiser Series: HETTY FEATHER by Jacqueline Wilson   adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves   director: Sally CooksonPhoebe Thomas as Hetty & Nikki Warwick as Mdm AdelineRose Theatre Kingston from 5th to 19th April 2014 (21147617)

9:44am Thursday 9th April 2015

The sun is shining on Newcastle's Theatre Royal as it announces its summer programme

Catch a bus to the theatre

The Advertiser Series: Alexander Kelly who takes audiences to Cape Wrath

1:24pm Friday 3rd April 2015

Catch a bus to the theatre

Launching a tribute to champion rower

11:22am Friday 3rd April 2015

HARRY Clasper, the first North-East sporting superstar, is to be remembered in an exciting new play that will tour the region in June and July to mark the 170th anniversary of the World Rowing Champions title coming to the region for the first time.

The Bodyguard, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series: Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard

10:07am Friday 3rd April 2015

The Bodyguard, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Dr Seuss’s – The Cat in the Hat

The Advertiser Series: The Cat in the Hat

1:36pm Thursday 2nd April 2015

Dr Seuss’s – The Cat in the Hat

Wicked, Sunderland Empire

The Advertiser Series: Wicked UK tour stars Emily Tierney and Ashleigh Gray

9:14am Thursday 2nd April 2015

Wicked, Sunderland Empire

Hairspray, York Grand Opera House

The Advertiser Series: Maya Tether of York Stage Musicals

11:59am Tuesday 31st March 2015

Hairspray, York Grand Opera House

Eating out: The Belmont, Durham City

The Advertiser Series: EATING OUT: The Belmont, Durham City. Picture: TOM BANKS

10:33am Tuesday 31st March 2015

IT’S a tricky time for the pub, that Great British institution, once the centre of the community and social hub of activity for so many areas.

Mastering a mad world

The Advertiser Series: Scene from A Mad World My Masters

2:03pm Friday 27th March 2015

Viv Hardwick discovers that bawdy comedy from the Royal Shakespeare Company is in rude health thanks to director/adaptor Sean Foley

Hidden restaurant worth finding

The Advertiser Series: DINING: Fairhursts Bistro is based in Middleham Key Centre.

1:15pm Thursday 26th March 2015

I HAD been to Middleham Key Centre before for the odd council meeting or planning hearing, but the discovery that it now boasted a bistro was a surprise.

Man in the Moon, Rockliffe Hall

The Advertiser Series: Ciaran Nolan in Man in the Moon

10:31am Sunday 22nd March 2015

Man in the Moon, Rockliffe Hall

Political comedy tours North-East

The Advertiser Series: Russell Floyd stars in The Accidental Activist

10:53am Friday 20th March 2015

AN anti-cuts comedy featuring sketches, songs and stand-up will tour the region in the run-up to the General Election.

Film Review: The Divergent Series: Insurgent

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10:11am Thursday 19th March 2015

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

The Old Miller's Tale

The Advertiser Series: EATING OUT: The Old Mill at Metal Bridge Picture: DAVID WOOD (17859826)

6:19am Thursday 19th March 2015

METAL Bridge is one those prosaically named communities that County Durham seems to specialise in. A hamlet just a few miles off the A1 south of Durham, it is notable chiefly for its two pubs, one of which, The Old Mill, has a reputation which has spread far and wide.

A View From The Bridge, Darlington Civic Theatre

The Advertiser Series: Jonathan Guy Lewis and Michael Brandon in A View From The Bridge

10:59am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A View From The Bridge, Darlington Civic Theatre

Barnard Castle's outdoor theatre debut

The Advertiser Series: Chapterhouse Theatre's Pride and Prejudice

7:02pm Monday 16th March 2015

CHAPTERHOUSE Theatre Company has made a name for itself producing top-quality outdoor theatre. From touring one show to 30 venues – Romeo and Juliet in 2000 – to performing a selection of productions in more than 150 of the UK and Ireland’s idyllic garden settings, the company has cultivated a loyal fanbase, who enjoy seeing some of literature’s best-loved characters.

Beastly laughter for Bobby Davro

5:28pm Monday 16th March 2015

STAGING pantomime at Easter is far more challenging than changing the traditional rules of theatre. Bobby Davro should know, he's been tweeting recently about the difficulty of trying to write the script for Beauty and the Beast in time for a tour to York and Darlington.

Restaurant Review: The Orangery, Rockliffe Hall, Hurworth

The Advertiser Series: Orangery Restaurant

12:20pm Friday 13th March 2015

With a new executive head chef in place at Rockliffe Hall, near Darlington, heather Barron, along with husband, Peter, tries out the refreshed fine dining menu in The Orangery

Shrek, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series: Dean Chisnall and Faye Brookes in Shrek the Musical

10:16am Friday 13th March 2015

Shrek, Newcastle Theatre Royal

Film Review: Suite Francaise

The Advertiser Series: 130813SH_226.nef (20213731)

11:00am Thursday 12th March 2015

Suite Francaise

Macbeth, Northern Stage Newcastle

The Advertiser Series: Macbeth, Northern Stage Newcastle

8:23am Thursday 12th March 2015

Macbeth, Northern Stage Newcastle

Birdsong: Darlington Civic Theatre

The Advertiser Series: Peter Duncan in Birdsong

11:38am Wednesday 11th March 2015

Birdsong: Darlington Civic Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors, York Grand Opera House

The Advertiser Series: Gavin Spokes in One Man, Two Guvnors

10:24am Wednesday 11th March 2015

One Man, Two Guvnors, York Grand Opera House

The Marriage of Figaro: Opera North, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series: FIGARO: Left to right: Doctor Bartolo (Henry Waddington), Marcellina (Gaynor Keeble) Don Basilio (Joseph Shovelton) Count Almaviva (Quirijn de Lang) Picture: CLIVE BARDA (20088142)

3:05pm Friday 6th March 2015

Opera North’s production of The Marriage Figaro was rollicking fun, with a capacity audience at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal laughing out loud at times.

Brendan Cole, A Night to Remember. York

The Advertiser Series: Brendan Cole with French dancer Fauvre Hauto (20086897)

2:33pm Friday 6th March 2015

BRENDAN Cole was joined by a flawless cast of dancers and musicians as he stepped back on to the York Barbican stage for his new show A Night To Remember. It truly was an evening of thrills, frills and incredible skill, which travels later this month to Tyneside.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York

The Advertiser Series: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York

10:34am Friday 6th March 2015

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, York

Dance Review: Fertile Ground, Sunderland College

The Advertiser Series: Holly Bellamy and Alys North in A New Chimera by Tom Dale

5:20pm Thursday 5th March 2015

Dance Review: Fertile Ground, Sunderland College

La Vida Breve/Gianni Schicchi, Opera North, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series: FALLA: Opera North’s production of Falla’s La vida breve with 
Anne Sophie Duprels as Salud  Picture: BILL COOPER (19964889)

10:49am Thursday 5th March 2015

OPERA North’s latest visit to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal opened with a double bill of contrasting works, sharing the common theme of death.

Film Review: Chappie

The Advertiser Series:

10:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

Film: Chappie

Standing up for striking Ricky

The Advertiser Series: Neil Gore and William Fox in United We Stand

10:27am Thursday 5th March 2015

Steve Pratt talks to Neil Gaore about the play United We Stand, which features modern day injustice.

Film Review: Still Alice

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10:22am Thursday 5th March 2015

Still Alice

La Vida Breve/Gianni Schicchi, Opera North, Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Advertiser Series: FALLA: Opera North’s production of Falla’s La vida breve with 
Anne Sophie Duprels as Salud  Picture: BILL COOPER (19964889)

9:15am Thursday 5th March 2015

OPERA North’s latest visit to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal opened with a double bill of contrasting works, sharing the common theme of death.

Five minutes with... Ana Maria Labin

The Advertiser Series: Opera Singer Ana Maria Labin

6:12am Thursday 5th March 2015

Where did your love of opera come from?

Taking tea at the castle

The Advertiser Series: EATING: Eating out at Auckland Castle tearoom Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (19397949)

6:11am Thursday 5th March 2015

SPRING was stalling. We’d been enticed out, like the daffodils, by the warm sunshine only for grey clouds to gather and nasty, cold splodges of sleet to fall from them. We sought sanctuary in the castle, and took tea in the library, surrounded by books and busts, with an unknown 16th Century astronomer looking down on us.

Calamity Jane, Sunderland Empire

The Advertiser Series: Phoebe Street and Jodie Prenger in Calamity Jane

8:58am Wednesday 4th March 2015

THE only problem with this review is that it isn’t long enough for the superlatives that this Watermill Theatre production richly deserves: in short - it’s stunning.

North-East comedy pair Reeves and Mortimer confirm tour

The Advertiser Series: ON TOUR: Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.

11:21am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

NORTH-East comedy duo Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have confirmed their first tour in 20 years.

‘My view from the bridge’

The Advertiser Series: A View From The Bridge, James Rastall and Philip Cairns

5:07pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Michael Brandon discover he has quite a few surprising points for Viv Hardwick on his Arthur Miller debut.

Oiling Darlington wheels of debate

The Advertiser Series: Professor Iain Stewart

4:35pm Friday 27th February 2015

WILL oil always be cheaper? Is fracking the answer? The man who has become the BBC’s face of geology, Professor Iain Stewart, will attempt to answer these questions when he visits Darlington next week as well as and on his new TV series on BBC2.

Restaurant Review: Glass House, Darlington College

The Advertiser Series:

11:20am Friday 27th February 2015

Staffed by students and run by experienced college tutors, Darlington College’s Glass House restaurant provides many students with their first rung on the ladder towards a career in hospitality. Karl Simmonds and Ian Hamilton were invited to find out more

Forbidden pleasures

The Advertiser Series: Mark Newnham as Cookie and Greg Last as Navigation Officer in Return to the Forbidden Planet.

10:55am Thursday 26th February 2015

It's blast-off time for 25 years of a musical which changed to course of theatre history. Viv Hardwick talks to creator Bob Carlton and skating star Frido Ruth.









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