North East Life - What's On and Events - October

PUBLISHED: 20:56 30 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:58 20 February 2013

North East Life - What's On and Events - October

North East Life - What's On and Events - October

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


2nd-6th Disco Inferno
Saturday Night Fever meets Damn Yankees head on in this explosive new musical.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

Until 3rd Oliver
One of the most beloved musicals bringing vividly to life Dickens timeless characters.
Newcastle Theatre Royal, 08448 112121

6th-14th Disney On Ice: Passport to Adventure
Join Mickey and Minnie on a journey into the magical worlds of Disneys The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan and Lilo & Stitch.
Metro Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666

15th-20th The Haunting
In an ancient. Crumbling mansion, sheltering from the howling winds, two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever.
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, 0191 243 1171

16th-20th Great Expectations
Some of Dickens most memorable characters are brought to life in this lavish adaptation.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

18th A Midsummer Nights Dream Imaginative, exhilarating and colourful production of Shakespeares most popular comedy.
Town Hall Crypt, Middlesbrough,
01642 815181

24th-25th Amazing Grace
This play is a tribute to a Northumberland heroine who in 1838 with her lighthouse keeper father William rescued nine survivors from the wreck of the SS Forfarshire.
Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041

24th Vampires Rock
A show like no other with a twist of rock n roll and a hint of comedy and jam packed with classic rock anthems.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022

26th The Ghosts Touch
A haunting new play by John Goodrum based on the chilling tale by Wilkie Collins, the author of The Woman in White. Middlesbrough Theatre, 01642 815181

29th-November 3rd
9 to 5: The Musical
Hilarious new musical comedy based on the hit movie and centring on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical. Lying, hypocritical bigot of a boss.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022

31st-Nov 1st Frankenstein
Join the Radio Revellers as they re-create the classic tale of Dr Frankenstein and his creature, brought to life in the style of a live radio show.
Newcastle Theatre Royal, 08448 112121


2nd Sean Hughes: Life Becomes Noises
Comedian Sean Hughes deals with the subject of death, more than a year after his father died, in a way that only he can, in this hilarious and poignant tale, highlighting how ridiculous life can be and how quickly it can be taken away. Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041

7th-9th Sarah Millican
Home-grown talent Sarah Millican ends her Thoroughly Modern Millican Tour.
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, 0191 243 1171

11th-12th The Ken Dodd Happiness Show
Comedy legend, icon and national treasure on stage in a fun filled show for all the family. Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

13th Julian Clary: Master of Camp. Julian Clary is returning to Newcastle in search of love and promises to leave no stone unturned.
Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, Newcastle, 0191 243 1171

15th Al Murray The Only Way is Epic. Broken Britain might be staring into the bottom of an empty pint class but dont lose hope, Al Murray, the Pub Landlord is back to fill it up
Newcastle City Hall, 0191 277 8030

19th Kevin Bridges The Story Continues. Kevin Bridges returns with his brand new show, The story Continues. Newcastle City Hall, 0191 277 8030

19th-21st John Bishop
Liverpudlian comedian John Bishop brings his new Rollercoaster tour to the north east. Metro Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 666

21st An Evening with Mark Beaumont. Adventurer, documentary maker and author Mark Beaumont talks about his major expeditions accompanied by photos and footage from around the world. Durham Gala Theatre, 0191 332 4041


1st Joe Brown. Rock n roll legend Joe Brown goes from strength to strength, on stage with his four piece band.
Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

3rd George Michael
Metro Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666

10th Deacon Blue
To mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Deacon Blue are reuniting to tour with songs from a new album as well as their greatest hits.
Newcastle City Hall, 0191 277 8030

16th-17th. Cheryl
A Million Lights. Metro Arena, Newcastle, 0844 493 6666


8th Don Giovanni
Lust, revenge, jealousy, murder, rape, seduction and deceit in this great opera by Mozart. Darlington Civic Theatre, 01325 486555

18th-20th Swan Lake
A timeless story of good, evil and the all conquering power of love set to Tchaikovskys magical score.
Sunderland Empire Theatre, 0844 871 3022

20th Last Night of the Proms
North East Promenaders against Cancer present its annual music event which this year celebrates the Queens Diamond Jubilee.
Newcastle City Hall, 0191 277 8030


6th-January 6th, 2013
Feast Your Eyes: The Fashion of Food in Art
Exhibition celebrating five centuries of food and providing an illuminating insight into fashion in food and drink throughout European culture.
The Bowes Museum, County Durham, 01833 690606

Until 7th Illuminate
Exhibition of etchings by Anja Percival. The Galilee Chapel, Durham Cathedral,
0191 374 4054

Until 14th October
Quentin Blake: As Large As Life. Exhibition of work by one of Britains best known illustrators, Quentin Blake best known for his work with Roald Dahls childrens books.
The Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, 0191 232 7734

15th-November 3rd
Art Exhibition
Third art exhibition by North East artist John Smith featuring work inspired by the local area. Bishop Auckland McGuinness Gallery

Until 23rd November
Metadomestic: contemporary design and craft
International exhibition of contemporary design and craft featuring sculpture, furniture and film from a range of British and European artists and designers.
Mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 01642 726720


Blackfriars Chocolate Weekend
Celebrate National Chocolate Week with events including a Chocolate Dinner, talk from Charlie Pears-Wallace from Davenports Chocolates and a chocolate workshop.
Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle, 0191 261 5945

Books and Antiques Fair
Antiques enthusiasts and bookworms will enjoy browsing and buying at this two-day antiques market and secondhand book fair.
The Bowes Museum,
County Durham, 01833 690606

Durham Book Festival
Annual book festival with special guests including Nick Robinson, Val McDermid, Jack Straw MPMP, PDPD James, Kate Mosse and a new version of Rapunzel written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy.

18th-28th Tyneside Irish Festival. The very best in Irish culture comes to the North East. Gallowgate, Newcastle, 0191 261 0384

21st Craft and Food Fair
More than 50 local craft and produce stalls selling everything from fudge to fresh meat, flavoured liqueurs, gifts for the home, jewellery and much more showcasing the very best of the north east.
Linden Hall Hotel, near Morpeth, 07855 932085

22nd-27th Ghastly Ghosties and Ghouls. Make a glow in the dark ghost and listen to scary stories from Jarrow Hall.
Bedes World, Jarrow, 0191 489 2106

26th-November 4th
Juice Festival
Award-winning festival for children and young people, packed full of activities and events. Venues across NewcastleGateshead



Newcastle Eagles
Metro Radio Arena
0844 493 4567,
7th v Durham Wildcats
14th v Guildford Heat
28th v Sheffield Sharks


Newcastle United
St James Park
0191 261 1571,
6th v Man Utd
27th v WBA

Stadium of Light
0871 911 1200,
20th v Newcastle United

Riverside Stadium
0844 499 1234,
2nd v Derby County
23rd v Hull City
27th v Bolton Wanderers

Victoria Park
01429 272584
2nd v Sheffield United
13th v Doncaster
20th v Crawley Town

Berwick Rangers
Shiefield Park
01289 307424
20th v Clyde


Newcastle Racecourse
High Gosforth Park
0191 236 2020
October 16th

Redcar Racecourse
01642 484 068
October 6th, 19th, 29th

Hexham Racecourse
01434 606881
October 5th, 13th

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