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A scene from Dead Simple, at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: Dead Simple at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Peter James crime thriller has the Theatre Royal audience on the edge of its seats as they wonder whodunit

The new Globe Gallery taking shape on Pilgrim Street

Last chance to see Shakespeare's tragic thirteen

A photographic exhibition at the new Globe Gallery features 13 Shakespearean suicide victims

Jackie Fielding, actor and director

South Shields theatre director Jackie Fielding dies after collapsing at play

People have been paying tribute to popular South Shields theatre director Jackie Fielding who has died aged 47

National Young Writer of the Year logo

Young writers urged to compete for Disneyland Paris trip

This year's National Young Writers' Awards competition is calling on children to let their imaginations run riot

Derren Brown

Review: Derren Brown's Miracle, Sunderland Empire

The mind-bending TV star arrived on Wearside to bamboozle a crowd with his jaw-dropping show which is on until Saturday. Janine Rudin was there

Japanese pianist Yoshie Kawamura

Concert pianist Yoshie Kawamura on 'friendly' Newcastle

Rising stars of classical music and ballet will join forces in a special performance at a Tyneside architecture firm

Author Peter James

Why novel writing isn't Dead Simple the Peter James way

As the 14 million-selling Dead Simple opens at Newcastle Theatre Royal, we meet the man who wrote the book

Georgina Ascroft inspects a 1950's Subuteo table football set in the colours of Bishop Aukland FC at the start of The Birth of the Blues Exhibition at Auckland Castle

Auckland Castle exhibition celebrates our most successful football team

The Birth of the Blues looks at the history and triumphs of Bishop Auckland FC, 10 time winners of the FA Amateur Cup

A scene from Mary Poppins by the North American Touring Company - Jolly Holiday

Mary Poppins due for seven-week run at Theatre Royal in Newcastle next year

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh have announced a Newcastle run for their award-winning Mary Poppins production

Anthony Sargent, General Director of Sage Gateshead announces he is to leave the Sage

Ex-Sage Gateshead boss Anthony Sargent has new role in Toronto

The recently departed founding general director of Sage Gateshead is off to Canada to run a major festival

Artist Mikhail Karikis with the Dixon Scott portrait at the Tyneside Cinema

Video installation at the Tyneside Cinema pays homage to last boatyard

Artist Mikhail Karikis was commissioned by Tyneside Cinema to make the latest work for its new space, The Gallery

A scene from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Review: The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Masterly staging of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas doesn't entirely dispel the shortfalls of a flawed novel

Simon Tarrant and Claire Webster Saaremets in Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox

New North theatre work highlights challenges posed by dementia

Jack and Jill & The Red Postbox is a new play arising from research carried out by Northumbria and Edinburgh universities

Dennis Jobling at The Gallery of Wonder on Tour exhibition at Newcastle University

A Gallery of Wonder is to tour agricultural shows

Work by leading contemporary artists is set to rival livestock and big ring entertainment at Northumberland's summer shows

Lewis Denny plays Seymour and Eleanor Faye Audrey in the Sage schools little shop of horrors

Little Shop of Horrors out to thrill at Northern Stage

We meet some of the people behind SA Productions' latest show which features rising stars and a very hungry plant

Members of the Rosie Kay Dance Company at The Rifles' Officers' Club in London

Dancers on military manoeuvres in Newcastle shopping centre

Members of Rosie Kay Dance Company gave shoppers a taste of new show 5 Soldiers to be performed at Dance City

A scene from The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Author John Boyne on his bestselling novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

A stage adaptation of John Boyne's famous but harrowing wartime tale is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal

The Tin Ring - Jane Arnfield with the Zdenka Fantlova, the woman that inspired her character

Northumbria University academic to stage special performance of The Tin Ring in Czech town

Jane Arnfield is to perform stage show The Tin Ring in Terezin where its subject, Zdenka Fantlova, was held by the Nazis

Hexham author Chloe Daykin who has bagged a two book deal for her work with publisher Faber

Northumberland writer Chloe Daykin snapped up by publisher Faber after Fish Boy novel

If you like the books of David Almond and Ann Coburn, here's another name to watch. Chloe Daykin, who was coached by them both, tells David Whetstone about her first novel which had publishers clamouring.

Rebecca coming to Newcastle's Theatre Royal, May 2015

Review: Rebecca at Newcastle Theatre Royal until Saturday

Du Maurier classic gets a makeover which might upset the purists but scores highly for theatrical ingenuity