Coming up

Tomorrow: Free stage on the closing day of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and many performances including Courtney Pine, The Sage Gateshead (0870) 403-7555

Tomorrow: Free stage on the closing day of the Gateshead International Jazz Festival and many performances including Courtney Pine, The Sage Gateshead (0870) 403-7555

MONDAY: Kiss Me, Kate, Newcastle Theatre Royal (until Thurs) (0870) 905-5060

TUESDAY: Richard Clayderman, Newcastle City Hall (0191) 261-2606

Tony Hadley v Martin Fry & ABC Live in Concert, Darlington Civic Theatre (01325) 486-555

Tsunami Musicians' Benefit Night, The Sage Gateshead (0870) 403-7555

Me And My Girl, Berwick Operatic Society, The Maltings (until Sat) (01289) 330999

WEDNESDAY: Lewis Watson Quartet, Queen's Hall Arts Centre, Hexham (01434) 652477

Chris Difford, The Sage Gateshead (0870) 403-7555

The Wakeford Ensemble, Alnwick Playhouse (01665) 510785

THURSDAY: Cinderella on Ice, Gala Theatre, Durham (until Sat) (0191) 332-4041

Robert Whitehead and Guests, Alnwick Playhouse (01665) 510785

Glitz Blitz & 70s Hitz with Sweet, Rubettes, Sailor, Sunderland Empire (0870) 602-1130

Limehouse Lizzy, Thin Lizzy tribute, Customs House, South Shields (0191) 454-1234

FRIDAY: Jack Dee, Newcastle City Hall (0191) 261-2606

The Ignatius Trail, The Customs House, South Shields (0191) 454-1234

The Singing Kettle presents Blast Off! at Whitley Bay Playhouse (until Sat) (0191) 252-3505

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