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Hit the road with Aunt Augusta; Theatre round-up.

EXPECT plenty of twists and turns at Middlesbrough Theatre next week when Travels With My Aunt, from the book by Graham Greene, takes to the stage.

Henry Pulling, retired bank manager, is reunited with Aunt Augusta at his mother's funeral - 50 years since they last met. He has filled those years tending his beloved dahlias whilst Augusta has travelled in the fast lane.

Seeking to broaden her nephew's horizons, she proposes a holiday.

Henry, still clutching his mother's ashes, stares in disbelief but there's no time for feeble excuses, her plans are made.

These two unlikely companions travel far and wide on a roller coaster ride of sex, drugs and sausage rolls - not to mention assorted policemen, the CIA, fortune tellers, spies, smugglers, war criminals, a lovelorn African man servant, exotic dancers, Italians disguised as the Pope and a particularly over excitable Irish Wolfhound.

Catch the show from Thursday to Saturday.

Tickets are pounds 12, concessions pounds 10 and matinee pounds 6. Details on 01642 815181.

* KIDS' favourite Peppa Pig will be at Darlington's Civic Theatre this weekend.

Along with her friends she'll be going on a treasure hunt in this latest stage show on Saturday and Sunday.

The show follows the huge success of Peppa Pig's Party - the first live production of the kids TV favourite.

Tickets are pounds 10.50-pounds 14.50, family ticket pounds 50, details 01325 486555.

* Featuring the East Coast Boys and celebrating the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Big Girls Don''t Cry comes to Darlington Civic Theatre on Thursday.

The show features many hits from both sides of the Atlantic including Sherry, Grease Is The Word, Bye Bye Baby, Stay, Silence is Golden, Working My Way Back to You Babe and Oh What a Night.

Tickets pounds 17, pounds 18.50, details on 01325 486555.

* Tickets are still on sale for this year's outdoor theatre in the surroundings of Gisborough Priory next week.

The Oddsocks will perform Julius Caesar on Thursday and Friday.

Performances start at 7.30pm with tickets priced at pounds 14 per adult and pounds 6 per child, they are available from Gisborough Tourist Information on 01287 633801 and Redcar Tourist Information on 01642 471921.

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ON A TREASURE HUNT: Join Peppa Pig and friends at Darlington Civic NOT FORGETTING THE IRISH WOLFHOUND: Graham Greene's Travels With My Aunt is on stage in Teesside next week
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Jul 13, 2012
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