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

PUBLISHED: 22:01 28 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:34 20 February 2013

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

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

Our selection of some of the best events in the region this month<br/>Compiled by Amanda Griffiths


Until 5th Sleeping Beauty
Glittering family pantomime this is an hilarious ride through the traditional story created in the heart of Durham.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041

Until 6th Robin Hood and The Babes In The Wood
Traditional family pantomime and a great show for all the family.
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, 0844 493 9999

Until 6th Peter Pan
Emmerdales Tom Lister (Carl King) stars as the dastardly Captain Hook in this show with stunning costumes and sets, hilarious jokes, song, dance and lots of audience participation.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022

Until 6th Peter Pan
John Challis, the immortal Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, stars the equally immortal Captain Hook in this years pantomime.
Middlesbrough Theatre, 01642 815181

Until 6th Dick Whittington
A little panto with a big heart!
Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234

Until 6th Cinderella
Starring Jennifer Metcalfe (Hollyoaks), Keith Jack and Steve Wallis.
Whitley Bay Playhouse, 0844 277 2771

15th-20th Humpty Dumpty
Whitley Bay Pantomime Society present this fantastic pantomime where mischievous boy Humpty Dumpty upsets the Wicked Witch of Littlesville who casts a spell on him and banishes him to live in the shell of an egg.
The Playhouse, Whitley Bay, 0844 277 2771

Until 19th Aladdin
Theatre Royal pantomime legends Clive Webb (Mr Twankey) and Danny Adams (Aladdin) are once again at the helm of this years pantomime along with the North Easts greatest dame, Chris Heywood.
Newcastle Theatre Royal, 08448 112121

Until 20th Sleeping Beauty
Spectacular and entertaining pantomime starring husband and wife team Linda Lusardi and Sam Kane as well as local pop idol Zoe Birkett.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

21st-26th The Day After
The Fair
Adaptation of a Thomas Hardy classic. Anna, a servant meets and attractive stranger from London at the country town fair.
Royalty Theatre, Sunderland, 0191 561 8434

22-24th Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour
Featuring a brand new line-up of celebrities and their dance partners from the smash hit BBBBC 1 show.
Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666

22nd-26th The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
Olivier award-winning comedy. A sparkling night of music, divas and romance written and directed by Jim Cartwright.
Theatre Royal, Newcastle, 0844 811 212

23rd The Moscow State Circus
Spectacular show combining contemporary and classical circus in a way never before witnessed and featuring some of the worlds greatest circus performers.
Sunderland Empire Theatrea, 0844 871 3022


17th Going Gaga
Two comedy greats, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden (pictured) perform a new set.
Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234

18th Funny Bones Comedy Club
Forget your troubles and laugh yourself silly.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041

25th Carl Donnelly: Different Gravy
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee reads and discusses choice excerpts from his unpublished and embellished autobiography.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041


7th New Year Viennese Spectacular
With soprano Pamela Hay and tenor Andrew Wicks.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

12th Buddy Holly and The Cricketers
Breathtaking tribute show with classic rock n roll tracks.
Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234

12th The ELO Experience
Take a magical trip down memory lane with this show wowing audiences.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 971 3022

18th Kinda Bixish
British Jazz award-winning cornettists Digby Fairweather pays tribute to Bix Beiderbecke.
Custom House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234

19th The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
Zesty new show from this wonderful collection of musicians.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041

23rd Vienna City of Dreams
The Scarborough Spa Orchestra perform.
Middlesbrough Theatre, 01642 815181

26th Grimethorpe Colliery Band
The real stars of the movie Brassed Off return by popular demand.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041


Until 31st Home Sweet Home
Exhibition made up of work by local groups and individual artists and makers from across the region all on the them home and garden.
Customs House, South Shields, 0191 454 1234

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 BBCs Jackanory as well as new paintings.
The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 01833 690606

Until 31st March A Squash and a Squeeze: Sharing Stories with Julia
Amazing exhibition bringing Julia Donaldsons captivating story worlds to life.
Seven Stories, Newcastle, 0845 271 0777


2nd-4th The Gruffalos
Child Shadow Puppet Workshop
Create your own shadow puppet characters and puppet performances based on The Gruffalos Child.
Seven Stories, the Centre for Childrens Books, Newcastle, 0845 271 0777

5th-6th The Romans are Coming
Make a Roman helmet and sword to do battle with.
Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology, Durham, 0191 334 1823

6th Winter Lantern Parade
Magical parade through the park after making your own beautiful lantern.
Hardwick Park, Sedgefield, 01740 621505

Until 6th Little Elves New Year Workshop
Works with the BALTIC artists to make artworks made out of recycled materials and add your New Years resolution to it.
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, 0191 478 1810

12th-13th Winter Welly Walk
Pull on your boots and pick up the brand new Winter Welly Walk taking in some of Gibsides best frosty views and cosy stopping off points.
Gibside, Gateshead, 01207 541820

25th Auld Lang Science
Celebrating the science of Scottishness including great scientists of the past an alternative way to mark Burns Night, with a delicious
supper and appropriate cocktails.
Life Science Centre, Newcastle, 0191 243 8210



Newcastle Eagles
Metro Radio Arena
0844 493 4567,
6th v Glasgow Rocks
20th v Sheffield Sharks
27th v Mersey Tigers


Newcastle United
St James Park
0191 261 1571,
1st v Everton
19th v Reading

Stadium of Light
0871 911 1200,
12th v West Ham United
29th v Swansea City

Riverside Stadium
0844 499 1234,
12th v Watford
26th v Leeds United

Victoria Park
01429 272584
1st v Preston North End
5th v Bournemouth
19th v Colchester United

96.6TFM Darlington Arena
01325 387000
26th v Celtic Nation FC

Berwick Rangers
Shiefield Park
01289 307424
5th v East Stirlingshire
19th v Elgin City
26th v Stirling Albion


Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
0191 236 2020
January 5, 16, 30

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