Greg Arrowsmith loves writing the soundtrack for pantomime veterans Clive Webb, left, and Danny Adams

Musical director Greg Arrowsmith puts music magic into panto

When it comes to pantomimes, music is an integral part of the performance. Sam Wonfor talks to musical director Greg Arrowsmith

Preview: The Suggestibles Infamous Impro Pantso

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The Bard is filtered through Benjamin Britten in Opera North's Production as Gail-Nina Anderson found out

Review: WWE Wrestling at Metro Radio Arena

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Greg Arrowsmith loves writing the soundtrack for pantomime veterans Clive Webb, left, and Danny Adams

Musical director Greg Arrowsmith puts music magic into panto

When it comes to pantomimes, music is an integral part of the performance. Sam Wonfor talks to musical director Greg Arrowsmith

Greg Arrowsmith loves writing the soundtrack for pantomime veterans Clive Webb, left, and Danny Adams

Musical director Greg Arrowsmith puts music magic into panto

When it comes to pantomimes, music is an integral part of the performance. Sam Wonfor talks to musical director Greg Arrowsmith

Preview: The Suggestibles Infamous Impro Pantso

The Suggestibles
"We have no idea what will happen, but it won’t be Grimm”: that's the promise (or threat) from Bev Fox of Newcastle favourites The Suggestibles who'll be bringing their tried-and-tested brand of improvisation to another festive show at Northern Stage

Carl Leighton Pope on his new musical Carnaby Street

Carl Leighton Pope
A new musical promises to swing the sixties back into life. Sam Wonfor talks to its writer - and paid up Mod - Carl Leighton Pope

Theatre Reviews

Metro Radio Arena

Review: Cirque du Soleil's Alegría at the Metro Radio Arena

From the costumes and make-up to the actors’ portrayal of the characters, every second of this two-hour show was enjoyable

Metro Radio Arena

Review: Cirque du Soleil's Alegría at the Metro Radio Arena

From the costumes and make-up to the actors’ portrayal of the characters, every second of this two-hour show was enjoyable

Review: Bouncers at Gala Theatre, Durham

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Barbara Hodgson reviews the fast-moving comedy Bouncers at Gala Theatre, Durham which is written by John Godber

Review: 9 To 5 at Newcastle Theatre Royal

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The stage version of 9 to 5 draws Dolly Parton fans to Newcastle's Theatre Royal as David Whetstone found out

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