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Byline: By Keith Newton

Middlesbrough Theatre has The Sooty Show on Tuesday (Tel. 01642 815181) while Alice in Wonderland is at the Forum Theatre in Billingham tomorrow.

The Forum also has singalong golden oldies in Roll Out The barrel(Thursday) and the '50s music of At The Hop (a week tonight). Call 01642 552663 for more details.

* You can enjoy Eric-The First Ever Tour when Terry Pratchett's creation Eric Thursley (demonologist) hits the stage of the Georgian Theatre Royal at Richmond on Tuesday.

One special author is followed by another when The Antipope - World Premiere Tour brings the work of Robert Rankin, award-winning best-selling author of the absurd, to the theatre on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, Wilde At Heart performed by Patrick Marley and Genevieve Allenbury, brings to life the dramatic life of Oscar himself. Ring 01748 825252 for more information on these.

* Meanwhile, not only fans of Channel 4's great comedy, Phoenix Nights, will be rushing to Middlesbrough Town Hall when the Jumping On The Bandwagon tour rides in.

This features the live stand-up of four of the other stars of the show ... Paddy McGuiness, Janice Connilly, Archie Kelly and Steve Edge.

"Imagine Morecambe and Wise and the Rat Pack on a big night at the Rovers Return and you'll get the picture," says Paddy. "It's a fun-packed evening of quickfire stand-up comedy, giggles, gags and song."

Call 01642 242 561 for fuller details.

* Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball will be starring in Peter Pan when the curtain goes up on the next pantomime at Darlington's Civic Theatre in December.

They have starred in a Civic panto before - 12 years ago in Babes In The Wood, a show nobody does any more.

* The Angell Piano Trio will be next guests of Darlington Music Society at the town's arts centre a week tomorrow night. They will play items by Martinu, Brahms and Mendelssohn. Tickets u7.50 (concessions u5.50 and u3).
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Apr 9, 2004
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