North East Life - What's On and Events - February 2013

PUBLISHED: 13:19 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:41 20 February 2013

North East Life - What's On and Events - February 2013

North East Life - What's On and Events - February 2013

Our selection of some of the best events in the region this month. <br/>Compiled by Jayne Braben

THEATRE & MUSICALS

Until 2nd Plaza Suite
Take one hotel room, add three couples and the result is hilarity!
Middlesbrough Theatre,
01642 815181


4th-9th The Woman in Black
Combining the power and intensity of live theatre with a cinematic quality inspired by the world of film noir.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


5th-9th Sweeney Todd
Classic musical thriller set in the Victorian era and laced with black comedy.
Gala Theatre, Durham, 0191 332 4041


5th-9th Goodnight Mister Tom
Michelle Magorians wonderfully uplifting tale is brought gloriously to life in this brand new stage adaptation.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


7th Brendan Cole Licence To Thrill
Eagerly awaited follow up tour by the Strictly Come Dancing star promising all the ballroom and latin favourites seen on the BBBBC show with a cast 14 musicians and six world class dancers.
The Sage, Gateshead, 0191 443 4661


6th-9th The Nutcracker
Vivid retelling of the famous Christmas story featuring stunning sets and costumes, breathtaking choreography and Tchaikovskys sumptuous score performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 08448 112121


8th-10th Madagascar Live
The first arena tour of Dreamworks Madagascar Live, reliving the fun and humour of the animals and their escapades, brilliantly recreated in an arena production of lively storytelling, dance and music.
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 4567


11th-16th The Mousetrap
The legendary, record-breaking, box office smash hit thriller celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 08448 112121


15th Inspector Norse
LipService are back with this self-assembly Swedish crime thriller that will leave you in stitches.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


18th-23rd The Rocky Horror Show
Follow squeaky clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they will never forget.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022


19th-23rd Annie
South Shields Gilbert and Sullivan Society present this much loved musical.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


20th-23rd West Side Story
The worlds greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark musical.
Gala Theatre, Durham, 0191 332 4041


22nd-23rd The Moscow State Circus
Inspired by the legend of The 12 Chairs, this new show takes us on an incredible journey, with a mammoth cast of Russias greatest and most talented circus artists.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


22nd-23rd The Gruffalos Child
Childrens favourite on stage live.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 08448 112121


25th-March 2nd Go Back For Murder
Agatha Christie classic whodunnit packed with intrigue, murder and
suspense from the pen of the great Dame Agatha Christie.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555



COMEDY & CHAT

7th Anita Harris
The showbiz legend presents a whistle-stop tour of her stunning 40 year career.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


8th Andrew Motion
A stunning new collection of poems from the former
Poet Laureate, drawing on
the soldiers war and other topics.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


11th Jethro
Jethros fruity Cornish humour is the perfect remedy to cheer everyone up this winter.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555


14th-15th The Hairy Bikers
Live on stage with their Larger than Life tour.
Gala Theatre, Durham, 0191 332 4041


15th Funny Bones Comedy Club
Three of the countrys funniest young comics line up.
Gala Theatre, Durham, 0191 332 4041



MUSIC & CONCERTS

2nd Marty Wilde and The Wildcats
A stunning evening of rock memories.
The Gala Theatre, Durham, 0191 332 4041


9th Viennese Strauss Gala
Sparkling production featuring highlights from some of the great operettas, with authentic costumes.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


16th Lets Get Lyrical
St Oswalds Hospice is searching for their Choir of the Year at this choral showcase.
The CastleGate, Newcastle, 0191 285 0063


16th Opera Romance
Operas most romantic music performed especially for Valentines Day.
The Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234


17th The X Factor Live Tour 2013
The top seven finalists performing on stage after youve spent all this time watching them on your television screens.
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666


21st-22nd Girls Aloud Ten: The Hits Tour 2013
Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah are back on tour and promoting their new album Ten, a collection of their singles over the last ten years.
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666



EXHIBITIONS

Until 17th February Beyond Bagpuss an Artists Journey
Exhibition of work by artist Linda Birch, illustrator of Bagpuss and the Clangers. An exploration of her paintings and illustrations from her early days, the exhibition also features artwork from BBBBCs Jackanory as well as new paintings.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 01833 690606


23rd-24th The Wedding Show
Everything you need to create your dream wedding at this new Wedding Show, organised by WeddingLink.10am-5pm daily, tickets cost 5 in advance, 7.50 on the day, group discounts available.
Pavilions of Harrogate, 01925 661890


Until 30th September A Vikings Guide to Deadly Dragons with Cressida Cresswell
This exhibition, based on Cressida Cowells popular How to Train Your Dragon series, will transport you back to a time when Vikings ruled and dragons roamed.
Seven Stories, Newcastle, 0845 271 0777



SPORT

BASKETBALL
Newcastle Eagles
Metro Radio Arena
0844 493 4567, www.newcastle-eagles.com
10th v Sheffield Sharks
17th v Durham Wildcats

FOOTBALL

Newcastle United
St James Park
0191 261 1571, nufc.co.uk
2nd v Chelsea
23rd v Southampton

Sunderland
Stadium of Light
0871 911 1200, safc.co.uk
9th v Arsenal

Middlesbrough
Riverside Stadium
0844 499 1234, www.mfc.co.uk
9th v Barnsley
23rd v Millwall

Hartlepool
Victoria Park
01429 272584
2nd v Notts County
16th v Leyton Orient
26th v Crewe

Berwick Rangers
Shielfield Park
01289 307424
9th v Clyde
23rd v Rangers

RACING
Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
0191 236 2020
www.newcastle-racecourse.co.uk
February 8, 23

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