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Following the success of filming their plays Rattle Snake and Key Change, Open Clasp Theatre returns to the format with Sugar, the
Matt Miller is wearing a dress. Now a suit. Sometimes they feel better in one, sometimes the other. Sometimes they like to
Artistic director Lorne Campbell’s final show at Northern Stage before he joins National Theatre Wales sees him returning to a theme that
With oceans of information available at your fingertips, is it actually any easier to find a real answer? Inspired by the magazine
While most Christmas shows are a glut of glitzy excess, Alphabetti Theatre’s Present (written and directed by artistic director Ali Pritchard) looks
Northern Stage’s new adaptation of the classic tale The Snow Queen is performed with charm, wittily scripted and beautifully designed – but
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Customs House returns to the story of its first panto, Snow White, with this crowd-pleasing production. An
A co-production with Northern Stage, Common Wealth’s I Have Met the Enemy (and the Enemy Is Us) is a bold and passionate
Northern Stage and Common Wealth have created a new production with residents of Byker in Newcastle. The creators tell Tracey Sinclair how
Moveable Feast’s new touring production, Terror From The Skies, is a skilfully executed solo show by artistic director Matthew Bellwood that uses
Rosa Postlethwaite’s one-woman show Composed is a spiky, fractured, insinuating thing. An examination of both what it is to work in theatre
Following a successful run for its locally relocated The War of the Worlds, the latest offering from Northern Stage’s NORTH programme is
Big-hearted musical The Dolly Mixtures returns to The Customs House three years after its well-received premiere, staged as part of the theatre’s
Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre founder and artistic director Ali Pritchard tells Tracey Sinclair about his search for a venue, moving towards longer runs
From the start, Open Clasp has sought to engage disenfranchised women. Co-founder and artistic director Catrina McHugh tells Tracey Sinclair how the
A childhood love of theatre has led Chris Durant to one of the most high-profile jobs in technical theatre at leading North
Lizi Patch’s new play Down to Zero is a smartly written relationship drama, unusual in that it centres the experience of a
Following a successful run for Bacon Knees and Sausage Fingers (which he co-wrote and co-starred in), Steve Byron returns to Alphabetti Theatre
Live Theatre associate artist Kema Sikazwe’s autobiographical solo piece mixes gig theatre with memoir. Utilising his talents as a rapper and singer,
'Freed from traditional confines': Tracey Sinclair, self-proclaimed 'dance ignoramus', reviews a double bill from BalletBoyz.
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'Alan Bennett with funkier hair': Tracey Sinclair reviews a one-man show about political factionalism and punk music at Live Theatre's Elevator Festival.
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Taking it seriously: Tracey Sinclair reviews David Edwards' demystifying verbatim show about the realities of living with OCD.
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Mining the past: Tracey Sinclair writes on the nuanced portrayal of a 'fragile ecosystem' of men in Beth Steel's mining drama.
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Keep the faith: Tracey Sinclair reviews the The Letter Room's uplifting, music-filled performance about overcoming depression.
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Strange meeting: Tracey Sinclair reviews Gary Kitching and Steve Byron's two-hander about men left behind by social systems.
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Is shyness an affliction? Or, in a world where we compulsively expose our inner selves to strangers on a daily basis, can
Season's greetings: Tracey Sinclair reviews a warm-hearted quartet of short plays from emerging writers.
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While it may not have the slick glossiness of Northern Stage’s festive centrepiece, Newcastle’s other production of A Christmas Carol certainly wins
Northern Stage’s A Christmas Carol is an energetic, slick take on a classic, enlivened by a toe-tapping jazz-inspired soundtrack and bold design.
Real stories: Tracey Sinclair on Open Clasp's nuanced, heartfelt play looking at life after prison, based on the story of its real-life mother and daughter cast.
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'I hope for better stories than these': Tracey Sinclair writes on the prevalence of violence against women as plot device in her review of She Production's devised play.
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