Red Ellen, at the Lyceum, co-produced with the Nottingham Playhouse and Northern Stage, suffers from many of the faults that affect biographical drama, and is far too long for its own good. Nevertheless, it has an abundance of compassion and an excellent central performance from Bettrys Jones.
‘Like all good Christmas stories, there’s a happy ending’: THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE – Newcastle ★★★
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a family Christmas offering from Northern Stage, written by Laura Lindow. The action takes place on a large stage and is set in the streets of Newcastle.
NEWS: Jane Austen adaptation Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of) transfers to West End’s Criterion
Scottish hit Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of), written by Isobel McArthur after Jane Austen, will transfer to the West End’s Criterion Theatre for an open-ended run, previewing from 15 October and opening on 2 November 2021.
NEWS: Joe McGann replaces Jimmy Nail in Sting’s The Last Ship musical
Joe McGann will replace Jimmy Nail as Jackie White when Sting’s Broadway musical The Last Ship receives its UK premiere this spring. Further principal casting has also been announced today for the new production, which opens at Northern Stage on 12 March 2018 for four weeks ahead of a major UK and Ireland tour.
NEWS: Sting’s debut musical Last Ship gets UK premiere in Newcastle
Sting’s debut musical The Last Ship will get its UK premiere in the new year, coming “home” to Newcastle in Tyne and Wear, where the story is set.
Philip Correia: The search for comfort, security, home & Hyem
Philip Correia explains how his debut play HYEM is inspired by society’s craving for comfort and belonging in a time of anger, inequality and growing uncertainty.
The Letter Room debut Five Feet in Front at The Lowry ahead of Edinburgh
Newcastle based company, associate artists at Northern Stage and Edinburgh Fringe 2014 favourites, The Letter Room are bringing their new show Five Feet in Front to the Lowry Studio next week. The Letter Room will debut Five Feet in Front…