As an entertainments reporter, panto season is a busy time of year – especially when there are so many brilliant ones to go and see in the North East. So when I was invited to the Theatre Royal’s Peter Pan press night I thought it might be nice to treat my daughter to dinner before we went to the show. When I asked the press officers at the theatre where they would recommend that was quick, inexpensive, good for children and also delicious, Pani’s Cafe was the restaurant that ticked all the boxes.
The National Theatre’s breathtaking new version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterwork Hedda Gabler is set to arrive at Newcastle Theatre Royal next month. Fresh from a sell-out run in London, it will thrill and unsettle Valentine’s week audiences from February 13 to 17. Written by Olivier and Tony Award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, this new version of Ibsen’s 19th century realism masterpiece is also directed by one of the world’s most exciting directors, Ivo van Hove.
Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without going to see a panto of some kind for me. Ever since I was a child I’ve been to various theatres, in the various towns in which I have lived, to watch the fun and laughter on stage. So introducing my children to the tradition was top of the list. While my eldest has seen a few different performances, my youngest (who is three in March) got his first taste of panto world at the Tyne Theatre’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
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