Tamzin Lewis

Tamzin Lewis

Tamzin Lewis is arts and entertainment writer. She has worked at various regional and national newspapers.

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Cinderella on ice at the Theatre Royal

Review: Cinderella on Ice: The Russian Ice Stars, Theatre Royal

THERE’S a scene early on in Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina when, impressed by a new ice-skating trick, Levin immediately copies it to impress the beautiful princess Kitty.

Review: Each Peach Pear Plum at Northern Stage

YOU may have thought that puppets went out when Pixar came in.

Artist Edwin Straker

Range of techniques and media on show at North East art galleries

ARTIST Edwin Straker died in 2011, after a long life and successful artistic career, with his final painting of a stream left unfinished.

Review: The Gruffalo’s Child, Theatre Royal Newcastle

THE last thing I wanted from Tall Stories was a pernickety stage reproduction of Julia Donaldson’s modern classic about the curious young Gruffalo’s search for the big bad mouse.

Tale of man who tried to mould perfect wife

An 18th Century sociopath is the subject of Wendy Moore’s latest entertaining biography

Interior view of Electric East, St James Boulevard, Newcastle

WIN: a meal for two at Electric East

IF you are a Culture Club member you have the chance to win a meal for two, to the value of £50, and a bottle of wine at Electric East.

teaser: Story Party, Seven Stories

WIN: A day out at Seven Stories with Metro

CULTURE Club members are being offered the chance to win a fabulous family day out with Seven Stories – the National Centre for Children’s Books – and Tyne and Wear Metro.

Whimsical beginning for Tender Buttons theatre company

I ADMIRE a wall which is covered in scribbled-on Post-it notes.

Author and illustrator Simon Bartram's creation, Bob the spaceman

Interview: Author Simon Bartram on Bob, the Man on the Moon

FOR children’s author Simon Bartram, a picture book is a bit like a classic comedy duo.

Review: Goodnight Mister Tom at Sunderland Empire

EVEN if I hadn’t been introduced to the art of puppetry by this show’s puppet director, Toby Olié, I would have been fascinated by Sammy, Tom Oakley’s Border collie.

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