Vincent and Flavia - The Last Tango

Strictly Come Dancing's Vincent and Flavia to bring their Last Tango to Newcastle in the autumn

After 20 years of dancing together, the popular pair from the hit BBC1 show are having one last once around the dancefloor

Alison Hammond and partner Aljaz Skorjanec during a press call for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Review: Strictly Come Dancing: The Live Tour, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

The live touring incarnation of the Saturday night BBC1 staple once again thrilled thousands of fans on Tyneside

Review: Dirty Dancing at Sunderland Empire

The musical version of the quintessential 80s cinematic guilty pleasure does exactly what it sets out to do

Rachel Stevens and Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour dances into the Metro Radio Arena

We catch up with Strictly's Kevin Clifton who compares the live arena tour to that of a rock concert

Simon Webbe and Kristina Rihanoff

'Strictly' stars to add glamour to Theatre Royal show

Dancing partners Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor are to star in Puttin' on the Ritz in Newcastle

Instructor Kimberley Cowan with class

Strictly Come Dancing inspiring County Durham people to waltz their way to fitness

People in the region are discovering how the steps of Latin and ballroom dancing can improve health and fitness

Ron Hutchinson, playwright, and Victoria Fischer, actress, who are behind the play Flying Into Daylight

Tango play set for world premiere in Newcastle

Playwright Ron Hutchinson based new play Flying Into Daylight on the real life story of Victoria Fischer

Strictly Come Dancing stars Iveta lukosiute and Mark Benton

Strictly Come Dancing stars comes to Newcastle

The Strictly Come Dancing stars who waltzed around our living rooms are on the road and en route to Tyneside

Comedian Jason Manford

Darlington Civic Theatre springs into action with new season brochure

Mixed treats of comedy, dance and drama unveiled in spring season

Royal Northern Sinfonia plays its first concert at the Sage Gateshead

TWO days after the Northern Sinfonia became the Royal Northern Sinfonia they appeared on stage at the Sage Gateshead alongside Kathryn Tickell.

"Dancing dad" was a joke says Bolo

WHETHER or not you believe him, Boudewijn Zenden insists his Stamford Bridge antics were less Strictly Come Dancing, more Let’s Dance for Comic Relief.

Darren Bent

Shearer thinks Capello should look at Bent

IT'S not often you hear a Newcastle legend lavishing praise on a Sunderland striker, but Alan Shearer is one of Darren Bent's biggest fans.

Championship victories enjoyable

AT half-time on Saturday night, I half jokingly said to a mate at the pub: “I would rather we just missed out on promotion, and start to enjoy winning 15-20 games a season again”.

Interview: Tara Palmer-Tomkinson

Many journalists would love to have had the phone number of It girl Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, but for Wendy Holden it was nothing but a curse.

Kate Thornton

It’s Strictly come Thornton

SHE has been one of the most recognisable faces on TV over the last few years.

You will be Havana ball

  • BBC

SALSA the night away with 30 of Cuba’s hottest dancers, musicians and singers and surrender to the unbridled spirit of a hedonistic night in downtown Havana.

Stars for Bandstand

GEORDIE actor and singer Jimmy Nail, comedians John Thompson and Gavin Webster, soul sensation Ruby Turner, operatic voice of sport Sean Ruane and Strictly Come Dancing winner Jill Halfpenny are to join a line-up of rock and comedy greats taking part in this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Bandstand event at The Sage Gateshead.

Musical to live forever

IT’S a film which defined a generation and made leg warmers cool.

Classic show gets Wayne’s feet tapping

  • BBC

POPULAR musical High Society returns to the North East next week, just months since its last visit to the region.

Disco diva back for girls' night

The temperature will be hot, hot, hot and notching up at least Three Degrees at the Theatre Royal this week, as Entertainment Editor Gordon Barr finds out


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