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Darlington civic THEATRE

Parkgate (01325 486555) www.darlingtonarts.co.uk Last day, Jane Eyre Ian Dickens Productions kicks off a summer repertory season with Constance Cox's adaptation of Charlotte Bront''s classic novel. 7.30pm, pounds 10 to pounds 15, concs available

EMPIRE THEATRE

High Street West, Sunderland (0870 602 1130) www.kenwright.com Last day, Jesus Christ Superstar Bill Kenwright presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit West End musical that follows Christ's final seven days. Today 7.30pm, Sat 8pm, mat Sat 4pm, pounds 12.50 to pounds 27.50, concs available

LIVE THEATRE

Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle (0191 232 1232) www.live.org.uk Until Jul 30, The Bodies Peter Flannery's passionate tale of love, greed and murder is set on the banks of the River Tyne and stars TV personality Jill Halfpenny. This week: Today 8pm, Sun 7.30pm, pounds 12 & pounds 14, pounds 8 & pounds 10 concs, Sun pay what you like

THE PEOPLE'S THEATRE

Stephenson Road, Heaton, Newcastle (0191 265 5020) www.peoples-theatre.co.uk Last day, The Lieutenant Of Inishmore Martin McDonagh's award-winning play takes a darkly humorous look at the world of Irish terrorism. Anti-hero Padraig is a maverick lieutenant who sets off in search of justice on behalf of his murdered cat. 7.30pm, pounds 8, pounds 6 concs

QUEEN'S HALL ARTS

Beaumont Street, Hexham (01434 652477) www.queenshall.co.uk Today Kathakali South Indian troupe Kala Chethena Kathakali Company combine bharathanatayam dance, music and drama. 7.30pm, pounds 9, pounds 7 concs, pounds 4 under 18s

THEATRE ROYAL

Grey Street, Newcastle (0870 905 5060) www.theatreroyal.co.uk Last day, Tommy TV's Jonathan Wilkes stars in The Who's lively rock opera, with music and lyrics by Pete Townshend. Sat 8pm, today 8.30pm, mats Sat 4pm & today 5pm, pounds 7.50 to pounds 28.50, concs available

WHITLEY BAY PLAYHOUSE

Marine Avenue (0191 252 3505) www.whitleybayplayhouse.co.uk Today, Spirit Of The Dance A fusion of Irish dance, Latin rhythms, flamenco and salsa. Plus a guest appearance from Ireland's Three Tenors. 7.30pm, pounds 15, pounds 13.50 concs

Salsa Dance Party Night at Cafe Josephine

Dance to the pulsating rhythm of hot Latino beats, plus classic salsa favourites. Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, 8pm to 2am, pounds 5, pounds 4 before 10pm, pounds 3 NUS before 8.30pm Tel: 0191 232 6505

Hits Club at The Cooperage

Cuban salsa with Coco Vega and live Latin percussion, plus a mix of pop, rock, R&B, soul and chart on the top floor. The Close, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne 10.30pm to 2am, pounds 4 Tel: 0191 233 2940

The Magic Of Encore

The vocal group perform a set of popular hits in aid of Cancer Research UK. Gala Theatre, Millennium Place, Durham 7.30pm, pounds 10 Tel: 0191 332 4041

In The Pit

Brutal metal mayhem from York-based outfit RSJ and female-fronted hardcore outfit Righteous Move. Plus DJ Malcom (Twisted). Georgian Theatre, Green Dragon Yard, Stockton-on-Tees, 8pm, pounds 3 Tel: 01642 674115

TT Blue

Rock and blues covers. The Mallard, Stockton Road, Seaham, County Durham 9pm, free Tel: 0191 581 2720

Paying tribute to Free. The Old Fox, Carlisle Street, Felling, Gateshead, 9pm, free Tel: 0191 420 0357

Original indie-rock tracks and covers. Old Horseshoe, Church Road, Durham, 9pm, free Tel: 01388 762398

The Rumour Mill

Eclectic mix of rock classics and original material. The Star Inn, Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne 9pm, free Tel: 0191 222 3111

Raw Spirit

Popular rock and blues covers. Station, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, 9pm, free Tel: 0191 251 3853

2FarNorth All-Dayer

An all-day music showcase featuring sets from Sandhill, Amber Souls, Neon Twang, The Priory, Beccy Owen, James Adamson, Lesley Roley and Adam West. Plus DJ sets from Clint Boon and Electric Circus DJs. The Tyne, Maling Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2pm, free Tel: 0191 265 2550

Pete Dodds

The folk singer and guitarist is joined by Californian singer-songwriter Ewan Carruthers. Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne 7pm,pounds 3 Tel: 0191 232 6400

Northumberland Fayre

Traditional and contemporary Irish and folk music. The Irish Centre, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, 8pm, free Tel: 0191 261 0384

The Jack O'Ryan Band

Lively sing-a-long Irish folk. Smugglers, Marine Walk, Lower Promenade, Roker, Sunderland, 9pm, free Tel: 0191 514 3844

Old School

Rock-tinged R&B classics. Dudley Hotel, Dudley, Cramlington, 9pm, free Tel: 0191 250 0289

Good-time jazz featuring vocalist Carol Clegg. Jazz Cafe, Pink Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne 8pm, pounds 5, pounds 4 before 10pm, pounds 3 before 8.30pm/NUS Tel: 0191 232 6505

The Lyndon Anderson Band

Virtuoso harmonica player Anderson leads his band in a blend of soul, funk, jazz and blues. Magnesia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields, 8pm, free Tel: 0191 257 4831

The Hyena

Last day Featuring laid-back Canadian funnyman Sean Collins and Jewish comedian Ian Stone offering his intelligent and finely-tunned observations. The Hyena, Leazes Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne 7.30pm to 2am, pounds 10, pounds 9 adv Tel: 0191 232 6030

GAY & LESBIAN

The End

Club warm-up with big hits, chart and cheese anthems. Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, 8pm to 1am, free Tel: 0191 232 6536

Switch Bar

Resident DJ Barbee mixes the latest dance and pop tunes. Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne 7pm to midnight, free Tel: 0191 261 5348

The Yard

The latest house tunes with resident DJs. Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne 8pm to midnight, free Tel: 0191 232 2037

South Shore Road, Gateshead (0191 478 1810) www.balticmill.com Today until Sep 4, History Of Disappearance Video footage, books, online works and artefacts from the archive of Franklin Furnace, a New York-based arts organisation established in 1976 that preserves the record of performance art. Includes works by Patty Chang, Billy X and Barbara Kruger. Until Sep 18, Maurizio Cannavacciuolo: Double Vision (Level 5 Viewing Box) Intricate pencil wall- drawings by the Italian artist. Until Aug 29, Germaine Koh: Relay In conjunction with the Tall Ships Race, Canadian-born, artist Koh presents a site-specific light installation that uses Morse code to translate messages received by SMS. Until Aug 29, Kienholz Life-size sculptures and large-scale installations by acclaimed US artist Ed Kienholz and his wife, Nancy Reddin Kienholz, informed by the then emerging Beat culture. Until Sun, Barnaby Furnas The New York-based artist presents bright and colourful paintings depicting themes of love, death and conflict. Mon to Wed & Fri to Sun 10am to 6pm, Thu 10am to 8pm, free

BISHOP AUCKLAND DISCOVERY CENTRE

Market Place, Bishop Auckland (01388 662666) www.communigate.co.uk/ ne/thediscoverycentre Last day, The Home Front Memorabilia from the 1940s, featuring artefacts such as gas masks and costumes, plus music and video footage. Today & Sat 10am to 3pm, free

MILITARY VEHICLE MUSEUM

Exhibition Park Pavilion, Newcastle upon Tyne (0191 281 7222) Ongoing, Military Exhibition More than 50 working wartime and post-war vehicles. The museum also hasan extensive range of uniforms and artefacts telling the story of the servicemen and women from 1900 to 2000. Daily 10am to 4pm, pounds 2.50, pounds 1.25 conc

MONKWEARMOUTH STATION MUSEUM

North Bridge Street, Sunderland (0191 567 7075) www.twmuseums.org.uk/monkwear mouth Until Aug 31, Bombed Out Photographs charting the structural and human damage of the war on the city of Sunderland, in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II. Mon to Sat 10am to 5pm,Sun 2pm to 5pm, free

NORTHERN GALLERY FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

City Library And Arts Centre, Fawcett Street, Sunderland www.ngca.co.uk Until Jun 25, The Condition Of England Seven artists explore the state of the nation and how the idea of national identity is constructed. Featuring Alice Anderson's video exploration of picture postcard mythologies and Shezad Dawood's reworkings of Constable's traditional landscape paintings of the British countryside. Last day, A Penny For Your Thoughts (Project Space) Dramatic photographic portraits by Helen Sweeting, inspired by stories of Sunderland residents. Mon & Wed 9.30am to 7.30pm, Tue, Thu and Fri 9.30am to 5pm, Sat 9.30am to 4pm, free

SIDE GALLERY

Side, Newcastle upon Tyne (0191 232 2208) www.amber-online.com Until Jun 19, Goaf Simon Norfolk presents a series of images that trace the remains of the mining industry and show how whole industries were swept aside to be succeeded by new ones. Until tomorrow, Scars A series of photographs by Paul Lowe documenting the effect of four years of conflict on the people and landscape of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Contact venue for opening hours.
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