Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

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Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Sunderland Empire As the full title of the night indicates, this promises to show off the TV star at the top of his comedy game.

And that means a selection of the comedian's very best jokes for his latest tour so with a 15-year stand-up career to dip into - that comprises nine sell-out tours of almost 2,000 shows for more than 2m people across four continents - it promises a good night.

Those top gags will be thrown into the mix with brand new material too.

What's billed as "the ultimate comedy show" and "the very best of Jimmy Carr" stops off in Sunderland at 8pm on Friday for two hours of hilarity which is considered suitable for those aged 16-plus.

See www.atgtickets.com for details.

Theatre Royal Mel Brook stamps his own unique perspective all over the Newcastle stage as he brings to life his own movie based on the classic horror yarn.

The theatre is hosting the premiere of the legendary filmmaker and comedian's all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. And an added draw for Geordies is home-grown talent Ross Noble in the role of Igor.

The comedian shares the spotlight with Hadley Fraser, who plays Dr Frankenstein, as well as Lesley Joseph; Dianne Pilkington and Summer Strallen.

The show runs until September 9. See www.theatreroyal.co.uk for tickets.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea The Playhouse, Whitley Bay With the school holidays rapidly approaching their end, this promises a perfect family treat.

As young ones nearly everywhere will know, the story features surprise arrival of a big tiger just as a little girl and her mother are about to sit down to tea.

Based on Judith Kerr's much-loved book, this stage show's north date follows a hit West End season and audiences can expect a visually lovely adaptation with plenty magic, sing-along songs and clumsy chaos revolving around that tea-guzzling tiger. …

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