WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK

From Mozart's Magic Flute and a Roald Dahl classic to Chicago's sassy score and Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas, here are this week's luxe goings on
What's On This Week

FOR MUSIC…

3 DECEMBER

What's On This Week

As part of the Northumberland Music Festival, Mozart’s wildly inventive comedy is brought to life in The Magic Flute by Heritage Opera. Set in a mythical land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino is saved from a serpent by three ladies in the service of the Queen of the Night, who then orders him to rescue her daughter from the evil Sarastro. Primce Tamino then sets off on an adventure filled with magic, intrigue, love and musical masterpieces.

nmfestival.co.uk

FOR FAMILY…

19 NOVEMBER – 31 DECEMBER 

What's On This Week

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach comes to the Northern Stage this December. The Roald Dahl classic follows the story of James Henry Trotter, a very lonely boy who lived with his horrible aunts. But one day, everything changes to James, with the help of one thousand magical crocodile tongues. He watches in amazement as the peach tree in his garden grows way above the house. This adaptation of Roald Dah’s much-loved tale is packed with songs, audience interaction and a giant juicy peach.

northernstage.co.uk

FOR FOOD…

3 DECEMBER

What's On This Week

This Saturday, Auckland Castle invites families along for a truly delicious, festive feast. Over Afternoon Tea with Father Christmas, guests will hear the tales of Christmas past in the stunning surrounds of the Library Tea Rooms. The tasty tea includes: parsnip, apple & chestnut soup, smoked salmon, sausage rolls, cheeses, organic chicken, scones, turkish delight, mince pies and many other festive treats such as mulled wine for adults and gingerbread goodies for the little ones.

aucklandcastle.org

FOR THEATRE…

28 NOVEMBER – 3 DECEMBER

What's On This Week

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, and a cellblock filled with sin. This is the story of murder, greed, corruption, adultery and treachery. Based on real life events in the 20s, Chicago tells the tale of Roxie Hart, who shoots her lover and joins a cell-block filled with female characters who fight to dodge a death row sentence. EastEnders and West End star, John Partridge is Billy Flynn, the smooth talking lawyer. Chicago’s sassy score includes, All That Jazz and Razzle Dazzle.

atgtickets.com

FOR SHOPPING…

1 DECEMBER

What's On This Week

This Thursday, Newcastle’s Grainger Market will open for some festive late night shopping. Stalls include street food offerings, mulled wine, hot chocolate, arts, crafts and Christmas gift ideas. Visitors can browse as live music is played as the evening’s festive soundtrack.

graingermarket.org.uk

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