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With everything from musicals, comedy, pantomime and ballet confirmed again, there’s something for everyone as these North East theatres prepare to reopen

Written by High Life North
Published 14.04.2021

By Sophie Swift

EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE

Where? Theatre Royal, Newcastle

When? October 2021

The smash-hit musical comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal, featuring West End star Layton Williams reprising his role as Jamie from the critically acclaimed West End production. Described as funny, fabulous and feel good, this is a musical sensation not to be missed!

Tickets from £15

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL

Where? Sunderland Empire

When? October 2021

When a hot new doctor arrives in town, life gets complicated for Jenna. But with the support of her workmates Becky and Dawn, she overcomes the challenges she faces and finds that laughter, love, and friendship can provide the perfect recipe for happiness.

Tickets from £13

 

THRILLER LIVE

Where? Darlington Hippodrome

When? June/July 2021

Thriller Live will offer you over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco as the cast pay homage to a musical legend. With iconic choreography executed with flair, precision, and passion, this is a show you’ll never forget.  

Tickets from £17

 

SARAH MILLICAN

Where? Durham Gala Theatre

When? September 2021 or May 2022

As her sixth international tour takes place, local lass Sarah Millican takes to the stage once more with her usual side-splitting comedy. You’ll learn about what happens when your mouth seals shut, how to throw poo over a wall, trying to lose weight but only losing the tip of your finger, a surprisingly funny smear test, and how truly awful a floatation tank can be.

Tickets from £27.50

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Where? Alnwick Playhouse

When? October 2021

The multi-award-winning Alnwick Stage Musical Society returns to the Playhouse with this iconic rock musical from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Originally produced as a concept album in 1970, Jesus Christ Superstar is a legend in the world of musical theatre.

Tickets from £14

SNOW WHITE

Where? The Maltings, Berwick

When? December 2021

Oh no, she isn’t! Oh yes, she is! The Maltings is back open and has tickets available for their amazing pantomime season. Fit for those of you wanting to get in the festive mood, booking tickets for this show is the perfect way to look forward to the Christmas period. Because it’s never too early.

Tickets from £12.50

THE RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET’S SLEEPING BEAUTY

Where? Middlesbrough Theatre

When? October 2021

After the sell-out performances of Nutcracker and Swan Lake in 2019, the Russian National Ballet are returning to Middlesbrough Theatre with a beautiful performance of Sleeping Beauty. A classic story of love, innocence, mystery, and magic.

Tickets from £18

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