If you’re looking for something to do, we’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond.
1. Curtains The Musical, Sunderland Empire, January 21-25
Curtains The Musical is at Sunderland Empire from January 21-25. It tells the story of Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, who has been murdered on stage on opening night and the entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi (played by Jason Manford), who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline. Also starring Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Aduba and West End star Carley Stenson (Les Misérables), this musical whodunit, by the creators of Cabaret and Chicago, is packed full of unforgettable characters and plot twists galore.
Photo: Richard Davenport
2. Adam Rowe, Customs House, South Shields, January 18
Adam Rowe The Pinnacle Tour comes to Customs House, South Shields on Saturday, January 18. Back by popular demand following his sold-out show in January 2017 & 2018, Adam returns to The Customs House following a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Blow away those post-Christmas cobwebs in the company of one of the UK’s fastest rising and funniest comedy stars.
3. I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue, Sunderland Empire, January 18
I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is at Sunderland Empire on January 18. BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2020 with its sell-out touring show. Join Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Miles Jupp, Richard Osman and host Jack Dee for an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sell provides piano accompaniment.
4. Slipknot, Utilita Arena, Newcastle, January 17
In the wake of their return to the Number 1 slot on the Official UK Albums Chart with much lauded sixth studio album, We Are Not Your Kind, Slipknot announced their UK & Irish tour dates for early 2020, returning to Newcastle Utilita Arena on Friday, January 17 2020. Behemoth are special guests on all UK & European shows. As well as taking the top album spot in the UK, Slipknot, who are as much a cultural phenomenon as they are a band, made a resounding global impact, with No.1 debuts in the USA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Ireland, Belgium and Finland, as well as Top 3 debuts in Germany, France, Norway, Italy, The Netherlands and New Zealand.