George Osborne

Chancellor attacked for claim Northumberland has 'flourishing' arts scene after cutbacks

Gillian Hambleton, whose Northumberland Theatre Company lost 100% of its Arts Council grant, said disparity between region and London is 'ridiculous'

European Arts' production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray is coming to Hexham, Alnwick and Blyth

Stage production of Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray comes to Hexham, Alnwick and Blyth

European Arts are bringing a top cast including Downton Abbey's Guy Warren-Thomas and Eastenders' Basil Hallward to the North East

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre heads for Alnwick Playhouse

A production of Romeo and Juliet from Shakespeare's Globe is to be staged at Alnwick Playhouse

Northumberland Theatre Company production of Yan Tan Tethera by Alice Dobie

New plays from Northumberland Theatre Company head for the pub

Four new writers will see their plays performed in venues across the region after an Alnwick premiere

Kicking and Screaming is to embark on a tour of the region

New parents inspire new play Kicking and Screaming which is touring the North East

A new play called Kicking and Screaming was inspired by interviews with first-time parents from across the North East

The Playhouse in Alnwick

David Banks: Trust me, I'm a journalist

Journal columnist David Banks makes his case for a role as roving critic of the region's Festive church services

Maria Lindh, left and Natalie Ann Jamieson who star in Heaven Eyes by David Almond

Review: Heaven Eyes at Alnwick Playhouse, Northumberland

A new stage version of David Almond's Heaven Eyes challenges the imagination of young audiences

Rehearsing for Heaven Eyes, by David Almond, in Hexham, left to right, Maria Lindh, Robert Nicholson and Natalie Ann Jamieson

New David Almond stage play set for premiere in Alnwick

A Hexham-based theatre company is taking an adaptation of David Almond's Heaven Eyes on the road

Theatre Sans Frontieres, in partnership with Alnwick Playhouse are transferring David Almond's Heaven Eyes from the page to the stage for JUICE festival

Taking Heaven Eyes from the stage to the page for Juice Festival

Theatre Sans Frontieres and Alnwick Playhouse are bringing David Almond's celebrated book to life for this year's Juice Festival explains Rebecca Oldham

Donald McBride in one-man show Choir

Judy Garland reincarnated for touring solo theatre show

Actor Donald McBride strips down to his underpants for pared down new play

Dance City students Conorr Kerrigan, Travis Robinson, Jackson Watson and Joe Wright perform an excerpt from Lord of the Flies at the Theatre Royal

Male dancers will get the chance of a lifetime to star in the latest Matthew Bourne ballet

Parts are up for grabs for twenty boys in Matthew Bourne's newest ballet production Lord of the Flies

The Playhouse in Alnwick

Alnwick Playhouse coup as Shakespeare Globe company heads North

Alnwick Playhouse is celebrating a theatrical coup with the only North East performances of Much Ado About Nothing, from Shakespeare’s Globe

The Lindisfarne Story performing at the Culture Awards 2012

Lindisfarne Story keeps turning the pages of iconic Tyneside band

The story of one of the North East's best-loved bands is told by two of its members through words and music

The Twisting Duck theatre company

North East theatre groups receive £16,000 boost

Community theatre groups in the region have landed a windfall of £16,000 from a BBC charity set up to support grass roots talent across the country

The cast of Theatre Sans Frontieres' new show, Le Moulin Magique

Le Moulin Magique crosses the language barrier with a magical windmill

The show, say Hexham-based Theatre Sans Frontieres of their latest, Le Moulin Magique, is “in simple French”

Classical pianist Kathryn Stott

Memorial concert for Alnwick Music Society vice-chairman

Concert pianist Kathryn Stott will play at a memorial concert in Alnwick Castle

Stephen Bayliss

Celebrating the life of musical legend Nat

THE story of legendary entertainer Nat King Cole is to be told in a night of celebration at The Alnwick Playhouse next week.

Festive music live at Alnwick Garden

THE sound of 20,000 Voices will be spreading peace and goodwill at The Alnwick Garden today.

Carnival comes to town

There may be cabaret at Alnwick Garden on Friday, but come Sunday it will be carnival time in the town

Go-ahead for turbine

Plans to erect a 15-metre high wind turbine for educational purposes at the Northumberland College's campus at Kirkley Hall, near Ponteland, are expected to be approved by Castle Morpeth councillors next week.


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