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Sage Gateshead Today the Gateshead music centre is hosting what is described as a "sizzling, buzzing summer concert" for children under the age of seven and their families and friends.

The audience is invited to come along ready to join in the songs and to celebrate alongside a host of favourite garden creatures.

There will be interesting facts about nature to learn too along the way.

And why not dress up - insect wings and deely boppers would not be out of place here.

Sage Two will be turned into a big summer garden for the open-to-all performance which will run from 11am-noon and again from 2pm-3pm. See sagegateshead.com for ticket details.

Gala Theatre The Durham theatre is hosting the comedy superstar for a double-date which is set to be a warm-up to his new show, Winging It, in the autumn - his first in three years.

Back on the road after a run of TV hits, including BBC documentaries, Bishop is promising fans that the new show will be his biggest and best yet.

That's the good news. The bad news is that this show, running at 8pm tomorrow and Monday, is already a sell-out - but it may well be worth keeping an eye out for returns.

For theatre details see www.galadurham.co.uk the classic story - as if you didn't know - of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what turns out to be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Sunderland Empire Fans of this musical hit have been having the time of their lives this week but, for those who haven't seen it yet, that time is running out.

Featuring 35 hit songs, including Hungry Eyes, Hey Baby, Do Love Me? and that explosive (I've Had) The Time Of My Life, the show is a firm summer favourite.

Dirty Dancing is at the Sunderland theatre, but today is the last day and then that heart-stirring music, emotional storyline and sexy dancing will have run its course.

See www.atgtickets.com for last-minute tickets.

Seen by millions across the globe, the worldwide smash hit tells The Customs House These two Tyneside favourites bring the laughs to the theatre in South Shields for one night only.

Tonight the comedians - and best pals - Jason Cook and Chris Ramsey will doing what they do best at 7.45pm.

Best known from their joint work on TV comedy Hebburn - Cook as writer and Ramsey as its star - the pair this time will be just mates mucking about and seeing where the night takes them.

There's no plan, so just go with the flow. Check ticket information at www.customshouse.co.uk Theatre Royal Slotting nicely between the evening performances of The Railway Children, this other children's classic took to the stage of the Newcastle theatre this week, filling a morning and the matinee slot. The adaptation of the engaging story about the stripy surprise visitor who turns up on the doorstep of young Sophie and her mother, just as they are sitting down to tea comes here after a successful West End run.

There are surprises in store for audiences too in the family show which, besides a tea-guzzling tiger, features chaotic fun, sing-a-long songs and touch of magic.

Recommended for those aged three-plus, it can be seen at 10am and 12.30pm today.

See www.theatreroyal.co.uk for tickets.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Jul 1, 2017
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