Newcastle upon Tyne Theatre News and Reviews

New work 'overtakes revivals' on British stages, says report

A major survey of over 250 UK venues reveals that new work is now in the majority

Entries open for tenth Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting

The £40,000 prize will be judged by a panel chaired by Nicholas Hytner

15 theatre faces to look out for in 2015

A new year, a new crop of theatrical talent; we pick 15 rising stars you should keep your eye on

Mark Strong joins theatre elitism debate: 'The important thing is what you do about it'

Strong has called for more action from the industry to support working class actors

12 reasons to be jealous of Broadway right now

From Emma Stone to Anne Hathaway, Aladdin to Finding Neverland, we can't help but be green with envy about the Great White Way

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Royal and Derngate, Northampton)
By Michael Davies

James Dacre's production 'has a sultry heat and simmering tension'

We're Not Going Back (Cast, Doncaster)
By Eileen Caiger Gray

Red Ladder take on the 1980's miners' strike and deliver a "top quality musical drama"

The Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC)

Simon Godwin's entertaining production makes a claim for this early comedy to return to the RSC's repertoire

Catch 22 (Northern Stage)
By John Dixon

Joseph Heller's 1961 novel, Catch 22, has proved notoriously difficult to adapt for the stage. Northern Stage in Newcastle make the latest attempt

Peter Pan - The Never Ending Story (Tour - Newcastle)
By John Dixon

The classic story of Peter Pan, the flying boy, fails to soar at Newcastle's Metro radio Arena.