We’ve rounded up 10 of the top things to do.
9. Romeo & Juliet, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until October 12
Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare's classic love story running at Newcastle's Theatre Royal until October 12. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers, must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne's trademark storytelling, the North East's brightest young dance talent join the New Adventures company, with direction and choreography by Matthew Bourne, design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra. This new production joins the popular New Adventures repertoire which includes Swan Lake, Cinderella and The Red Shoes.
Photo: New Adventures
10. Magic of Motown, Billingham Forum, October 11
The Magic of Motown, now in its 13th year and seen by over a million people, it’s no surprise that this show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history. The show at Billingham Forum on October 11 promises to take you on a musical journey with the biggest Motown party of the year. Get ready for all the hits, glittering costumes, dazzling dance routines and outstanding musicianship in this live concert spectacular.
Photo: Magic of Motown