We’ve rounded up 10 of the top things to do.
5. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Billingham Forum,
Featuring Union J’s Jaymi Hensley as Joseph.Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is at Billingham Forum until November 16. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours, this family musical is full of unforgettable songs including Go, Go, Go Joseph, Any Dream Will Do, Jacob and Sons, Close Every Door To Me and many more.
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6. Encore, Customs House, South Shields, November 12-16
Popular cabaret group Encore return to The Customs House, South Shields, from November 12-16 to celebrate 20 years of making music and merriment together. In this, their brand new show, they’ll be giving a fresh spin on some of their favourite show tunes – all with the usual added Encore touch. As Honorary Fellows of The Customs House Academy, the group of singing friends are delighted to be part of the venue’s own milestone anniversary as The Customs House celebrates 25 years as an arts venue.
7. Chris Cross, Arts Centre Washington, November 15
Chris Cross brings his show The Great Magician of the North to Arts Centre Washington on Friday, November 15. On his 20th Anniversary Tour, the magician will present an
array of old-school magic tricks and some brand new stunts. You’ll see a mix of masterful modern sleight of hand combined with some big old-fashioned tricks and props, tied together with expert showmanship! Suitable for ages 8+
Photo: Chris Cross
8. Ollie Ollerton, Sage Gateshead, November 16
Ex-Special Forces soldier and star of TV’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, Matthew ‘Ollie’ Ollerton has faced many break points in his life. As one of the first former UK Special Forces members to talk openly to the media and reveal their identity, Ollie has an incredible tale to tell. Now, join him live in conversation as he shares stories about hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics. But it’s not all fearlessness and fame: Ollie has faced break points in his personal life too – surviving a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a teenager rebelling against a broken home, his self-destructive battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his struggles with anxiety and depression. His final redemption as an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador has seen him overcome adversity to build a new and better life.
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