The QT

Sunday 14 July 2024

Author name: Susan Wear

Review: The Audition

The 50th anniversary of Live Theatre, Newcastle, last year, embraced the concept of the rehearsed reading — a rare privilege for a playwright to share their work before it’s finished.  The writer uses the reaction of the cast and the audience to further develop their imagined world and characters.  The audience gets an exclusive preview of …

Review: Aladdin

The spectacular musical Aladdin opened at the Sunderland Empire with all the magic, fun and glamour you would expect from Disney – and more. It’s a breathtakingly gorgeous show that shimmers and sparkles with non-stop song, dance and humour.  I might be biased because I love a good musical, but I defy anyone who says …

Review: Cinders!

First, the most important thing to note about this wonderful production is that it ends its run at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday (Feb 10) so you if you want to see it in all its glory you need to be quick.  If you’re lucky enough to get a ticket to Scottish Ballet‘s Cinders! you’ll …

Review: Don’t Smile for the Camera

The latest exhibition at The Customs House Gallery, South Shields is a revelation – a snapshot of a lifetime’s work of photographing the ordinary and making it extraordinary. The show presents just a few of the multi-talented chef, musician, writer and TV presenter Pete Zulu’s collection of 11,000 images, all shot on his Leica camera …

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