Fri27May2022Fri29Jul20227:00 pmLands Village Hall
Whatever your guilty pleasure—chess, cluedo, backgammon, or a game of AD&D—we won’t judge. Just turn up as an anonymous individual and participate in the game of choice with like–minded individuals.
Tue07Jun2022Tue02Aug202210:00 amLands Village Hall
Come and enjoy a coffee, cake and a friendly welcome at Lands Village Hall on one of our regular coffee mornings.
Sat09Jul20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
For those who love 80s music and remember the old Discos back in the day.
You can look forward to dancing to tracks such as Yazz – The only way up, Double Trouble and the Rebel MC – Street Tuff, Womack and Womack– Teardrops and Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen.
1980s clothes encouraged.
Andrew Nicholson is your inimitable DJ for the evening.
Book early as these tickets will sell fast! Tickets £5.00 Booking link: The Witham Re-wind 80s Disco - The Witham
Thu14Jul20225:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Chasing Dots is a unique opportunity to introduce children, or indeed all of us, to classical music in a fresh way. Dramatic and beautiful music from Beethoven, Dvořák, Coleridge-Taylor, and Jessie Montgomery, is guaranteed to have children and adults beaming with delight as they experience a flurry of sounds and sights.
A fantasia of music through time and across continents. This exciting new production explores sound, shape and space, bringing together four musicians from Royal Northern Sinfonia with a theatre director and designer in collaboration with MishMash Productions.
This performance is ideal for children aged 7 – 11 and their families.
Running time: 40 minutes (no interval). Tickets £6 Adult | £5 Child. Booking link: Royal Northern Sinfonia: Chasing Dots - The Witham
Fri15Jul20227:00 pmMickleton Village Hall
Starring: Will Smith, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal
Director: Reinaldo Marcus Green
Brief synopsis: True Story, Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.
Runtime: 144 mins
Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits
Thu21Jul20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) makes her West End debut in the UK premiere of Suzie Miller’s award-winning play.
Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister. She has worked her way up from working class origins to be at the top of her game: defending; cross examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.
Justin Martin directs this solo tour de force, captured live from the intimate Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End.
Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: National Theatre Live: Prima Facie (15) - The Witham
Thu28Jul20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge – how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre.
Directed by John Madden. Starring Colin Firth, Johnny Flynn, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew MacFadyen. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Shown with subtitles.
Running Time 128 minutes.
Tickets £5.00. Booking link: FILM: Operation Mincemeat (12A) - The Witham
Fri05Aug20227:00 pmMickleton Village Hall
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose
Director: Stephen Spielberg
Brief synopsis: Manhattan, Upper West Side, 1957. Against the backdrop of the decaying tenements in the San Juan Hill neighbourhood and the constant threat of the wrecking ball, two warring gangs--tough Riff's Jets and swaggering Bernardo's Puerto Rican Sharks--fight for supremacy. Now, with a once-and-for-all, winner-takes-all rumble on the cards, an unexpected whirlwind romance at the high-school dance between former Jet brawler Tony and Bernardo's delicate little sister María sets the stage for an all-out turf war. But what's a gang without its territory? Above all, when the future is uncertain, what's hope without love?
Runtime: 156 mins
Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits
Thu18Aug20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
A complex man who survived the horrors of fighting in the First World War, Siegfried Sassoon (Jack Lowden / Peter Capaldi), a soldier decorated for his bravery on the battlefield, became a vocal critic of the government’s continuation of the war.
Directed by Terence Davies. Running Time 137 minutes.
Shown with subtitles. Tickets £5.00. Booking link: FILM: Benediction (12A) - The Witham
Fri19Aug20227:00 pmMickleton Village Hall
Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Owen Wilson, Maluma
Director: Kat Coiro
Brief synopsis: Kat Valdez is half of the sexiest celebrity power couple on Earth with hot new music supernova Bastian. As Kat and Bastian's inescapable hit single, "Marry Me," climbs the charts, they are about to be wed before an audience of their fans in a ceremony that will stream across multiple platforms. Divorced high-school math teacher Charlie Gilbert has been dragged to the concert by his daughter Lou and his best friend Parker Debbs. When Kat learns, seconds before the ceremony, that Bastian has cheated on her with her assistant, her life turns left as she has a meltdown on stage, questioning love, truth, and loyalty. As her gossamer world falls away, she locks eyes with a stranger-a face in the crowd. If what you know lets you down, then perhaps what you don't know is the answer, and so, in a moment of inspired insanity, Kat chooses to marry Charlie. What begins as an impulsive reaction evolves into an unexpected romance. But as forces conspire to separate them, the universal question arises: Can two people from such different worlds bridge the gulf between them and build a place where they both belong?
Runtime: 112 mins
Show £2.50 including Tea & Biscuits
Sat27Aug20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
The wait is over! After 2 long years, maestro André Rieu is performing from his hometown of Maastricht once again! We are proud to present André’s brand-new summer concert – Happy Days are Here Again!
The concert will be a jolly and captivating summer event on the iconic Vrijthof square, featuring popular feel-good classics, show-tunes, and of course, joyous waltzes. Together with the wonderful Johann Strauss Orchestra and very special guests, André is bringing an uplifting and romantic party to your local cinemas!
Running time 180 minutes (including interval). Tickets £14 | £12. Booking link: André Rieu’s 2022 Maastricht Concert: Happy Days are Here Again - The Witham
Thu08Sep20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and John Heffernan (Dracula) lead the cast in Shakespeare’s romcom of sun, sea and mistaken identity.
The legendary family-run Hotel Messina on the Italian Riviera has been visited by artists, celebrities and royalty. But when the owner’s daughter weds a dashing young soldier, not all guests are in the mood for love.
Following the award-winning success of National Theatre Live’s Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night and Antony and Cleopatra, director Simon Godwin returns with this irresistible comedy, broadcast live from the National Theatre stage.
Running time 180 minutes. Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: National Theatre Live: Much Ado About Nothing (12A) - The Witham
Sat10Sep20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Re-live the hits from rock gods such as Journey, Aerosmith, Queen, Bon Jovi, Kiss, AC/DC, Van Halen, and many more!
If you are a fan of live Classic Rock, this is the show for you!
With 3 West End credited vocalists and backed by a live 5-piece band.
Tickets £20 - £22. Booking link Anthems of Rock - The Witham
Sun11Sep20222:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Back by popular demand at The Witham!
Led by professional Ukrainian violinists Kostia Tsepkov and Iryna Zagorna, with Penny Jones on cello and Jill Russell/Paul Donovan on viola, Sophia Strings has appeared at a range of venues and events across the North East. They will play a wide range of short popular classics and lighter music. There will be something for everyone including a dash of Ukrainian traditional music. Joining them will be the young Ukrainian emerging artist Sofia Nikolaiets who will sing some well known tunes.
Photo credit: Teesdale Mercury
Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: Sunday Classics: Sophia Strings - The Witham
Mon12Sep20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Making a very welcome visit to The Witham on the final leg of her rescheduled ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger – singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, – is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Neill MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance by these two world class musicians. Expect to hear some of Peggy’s new songs from her hugely successful ‘First Farewell’ album, some traditional favourites, a few surprises, and plenty of relaxed family banter.
Tickets £20- £22. Booking link: Peggy Seeger and Neill MacColl: First Farewell Tour - The Witham
Sat17Sep20228:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Getting rave reviews from their live shows and playing to increasingly growing audiences across the UK, NE Street Band perform their Bruce Springsteen show here at The Witham.
Expect a fun filled, audience engaging 2 hour + show of all things Bruce Springsteen. As well as playing all the ‘classics’ the band also cover songs from Bruce’s incredible ‘Seeger Sessions’ shows which are now becoming an integral part of the bands set.
This is a standing gig. Tickets £17 | £15. Booking link: NE Street Band: The Songs of Bruce Springsteen - The Witham
Fri23Sep20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Following first class reviews, That’s Entertainment Productions presents a brand-new tribute to the legendary Only Fools and Horses TV series.
Starring the award-winning Comedy Impressionist and Britain’s Got Talent star, Drew Cameron.
“Our show is inspired by the classic BBC comedy Only Fools and Horses. Please note, that the content of our show is entirely original, and no use is made of the scripts or other materials from the TV programmes. We are not linked to or authorised in any way by the BBC, Shazam or others involved in the TV programmes”.
Tickets £22 | £20. Booking link: Phoney Fools and Horses: The Stage Show (12+) - The Witham
Tue27Sep20227:15 pmThe Witham Hall
With a score that includes Butterfly’s aria, ‘Un bel dì, vedremo’ (‘One fine day’) and the ‘Humming Chorus’, Giacomo Puccini’s opera is entrancing and ultimately heart-breaking. Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s exquisite production takes inspiration from 19th-century European images of Japan.
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 2hrs and 45 minutes (including one interval).
Tickets £12-£14. Booking link: ROH: Live Screening – Madama Butterfly - The Witham
Fri30Sep20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Elysium Theatre Company present: Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House translated by Michael Meyer with Alice Frankham as Nora and Danny Solomon as Torvald.
Nora is a happily married woman with a loving husband and three beautiful children. Everything seems perfect in her happy home. But when a man from her past appears demanding what he owes her, her ideal life unravels and, as she realises the truth of her marriage, she is forced to make the ultimate choice.
Don't miss this thrilling play!
Tickets £14 | Under 16s £12. Booking link A Doll’s House - The Witham
Sat01Oct20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
The Reg Vardy Band returns to The Witham…
Premier Brass Band of North East England; 36 Times North of England Champions; Wainstones Cup winners 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019; French Open Champions 2017; Scottish Open Championships runner-up 2021.
Like every brass band, the Reg Vardy Band had to cease activities in early 2019 due to the pandemic, however, after lockdown restrictions were lifted, the band played their first concert for almost two years in The Witham, and looks forward to continuing progress into 2022 and beyond.
Tickets £14 | £12. Booking link: Reg Vardy Band - The Witham
Thu06Oct20227:00 pmThe Witham Hall
A rollicking new comedy by Richard Bean (One Man, Two Guvnors) and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night).
After an aerial dog fight, Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Back on British soil, Jack’s advances soon turn to anarchy when the young heiress demands to be loved on her own, very particular, terms.
Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Sheridan’s The Rivals. Featuring a cast including Caroline Quentin, Laurie Davidson, Natalie Simpson and Kelvin Fletcher.
Running time 180 minutes.
Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: National Theatre Live: Jack Absolute Flies Again (12A) - The Witham
Sat08Oct20226:00 pmThe Witham Hall
A star-studded cast alongside a showcase of local talent.
FREDDIE DAVIES – “Mr. Parrot-Face” Himself.
Your Master of Ceremonies
ALFIE JOEY – Popular Comedian and BBC Newcastle Breakfast Show Presenter.
*** A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL TALENT ***
EUPHORIA CHOIR – “Teesdale’s Popular Choir” with upbeat choral versions of classic songs.
Plus many local performers to be announced.
Suitable for all ages. We anticipate the show will finish around 8.30pm.
Tickets £10 | under 16s £8. Booking link: A Fundraising Variety Show: Starring Freddie Davies and Alfie Joey - The Witham
Fri14Oct20228:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Indie-folk-pop quintet, Unkle Bob, originally formed in 2004, their legacy was two albums, Sugar and Spite (2006) and Shockwaves (2010).
Back in April 2020, Unkle Bob announced reunion plans, tour dates and a re-release of their debut EP. These plans were largely scuppered by the turn in global events that followed. Despite these challenges, or perhaps because of them, the newly reformed group began working on new material. A Kickstarter fundraiser followed allowing the band to complete several sessions together at Foel Studios, Wales .
It's a story of friendship, connection and the shared musical journey of five members; guitarist Stuart Cartwright, drummer Ron Yeadon, keyboard player Geoff Widdowson, bass player Chloe Peacock and singer, Rick Webster.
This is a standing gig.
Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: Unkle Bob - The Witham
Fri21Oct20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Natalie Black sets the tribute industry alight with her stunning replica show that she has been been performing around the world since 2011, from weddings to cruises, TV work and even featuring in the 2020 hit film ‘Greed’ alongside Steve Coogan.
This stunning show is not to be missed for any Adele fan – Natalie’s unrivalled likeness in both vocal quality and appearance makes this a night to remember. Natalie will perform all of your most loved Adele songs from her 4 album past catalogue with such hits as ‘Set fire to the rain’, ‘Make you feel my love’, ‘Someone like you’ and ‘I drink wine’.
Expect to see replica costumes, moving heartfelt story telling and the infamous Adele cackle!
With live 4-piece band.
Tickets £22 | £20. Booking link: Adele Tribute: Hometown Glory - The Witham
Sat22Oct20221330 hrsWest Auckland Memorial Community Centre
Fri28Oct20221:00 pmThe Witham Hall
HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR – A FANGTASTIC FAMILY PANTOMIME
Tom Rolfe Productions can’t wait to present their latest TREAT full of plenty of TRICKS this Halloween.
All is calm at Creaky Towers until the wicked Belladonna wreaks havoc on the Halloween party because she doesn’t receive an invitation! Will Tommy the Ghostbuster manage to save the day? Will everyone live happily ever after? Find out by booking your tickets today!
This is a very family friendly show with plenty of fun for everyone with nothing anymore scary than any other pantomime.
Tickets £10 | Family of Four £36. Booking Link: Halloween Spooktacular! - The Witham
Sun30Oct20221:00 pmThe Witham Hall
HAYDN, a PREMIERE and some “MUSICAL” moments.
The Aquarius Quartet (Louise Latham and Anthony Banks violins, Adrienne Spilsbury viola and Mary Dainton cello) return to the Witham with a wide-ranging programme featuring early and late quartets by Haydn (the elegant and poised Opus 9 no.4 and the mighty “Emperor” quartet, Opus 76 no.3), the first performance of Adrienne Spilsbury’s atmospheric second quartet “day, turning” and arrangements, by the veteran arranger Bill Thorp, of songs by Jerome Kern.
Tickets £12 | £10. Booking link: Sunday Classics: Aquarius Quartet - The Witham
Fri04Nov20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
THE PITMEN POETS: BILLY MITCHELL, BOB FOX, BENNY GRAHAM AND JEZ LOWE
THE FINAL, NEVER TO BE REPEATED, ONE AND ONLY LAST FAREWELL TOUR!
A night of songs and stories laced with Northeast humour and humanity.
Tickets £20 in advance (£22.50 on the door). Booking link: The Pitmen Poets Ride Again - The Witham
Sat05Nov20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Michael Heaviside was a Geordie Miner from Craghead. He became a soldier, went to war and for an extraordinary heroic adventure in May 1917, was awarded the Victoria Cross. This show follows Michael’s story and the tale of the ‘War To End All Wars’ is woven within this. Songs from the time sit alongside original music to lift the story to greater heights, and the show features stunning projected visuals which make use of archive and original graphics to provide a fascinating visual backdrop.
Fool’s Gold are acoustic musicians Steve & Carol Robson. Their shows combine live acoustic music, interwoven with powerful stories and projected visuals. Their shows have a strong theme and a narrative that runs through them.
Tickets £10-£12. Booking link: Fool’s Gold: Beat The Drum - The Witham
Wed16Nov20227:15 pmThe Witham Hall
The Royal Ballet’s dazzling Principals lead an evening not to be missed, their sparkling talents a perfect fit for a diamond anniversary. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Friends of Covent Garden, this programme recognises the amazing support of all ROH Friends past and present.
The showcase will demonstrate the breadth and diversity of The Royal Ballet’s repertoire in classical, contemporary and heritage works. It will also include world premieres of short ballets by choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Joseph Toonga and Valentino Zucchetti as well as The Royal Ballet’s first performance of For Four by Artistic Associate Christopher Wheeldon and a performance of George Balanchine’s Diamonds.
Tickets £12-£14. Booking link: ROH: Live Screening – The Royal Ballet: A Diamond Celebration - The Witham
Thu17Nov20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Back in 1971 LINDISFARNE released their ground-breaking first album and began to attract the fervent fan base that followed them for decades.
In October that year they released their second album ‘FOG ON THE TYNE’ which topped the UK charts for six weeks in spring 1972.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this classic album, Lindisfarne frontman BILLY MITCHELL and founder member RAY LAIDLAW tell the group’s amazing story with a combination of superb songs, vital video, tall tales and of course, scurrilous gossip.
Tickets £22.50. Booking link: The Lindisfarne Story: 50 Years of Fog - The Witham
Sat19Nov20227:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Tom McConville has for many years been regarded as the top fiddle player in the country.
His live performance combines a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing – all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style. He is currently touring with his own band, members of which include:
Guitarist David Newey is a singer songwriter;
Phil Murray on the acoustic bass guitar; and
Shona Kipling playing accordion.
Tickets £11-£12. Booking link: Tom McConville Band - The Witham
Mon19Dec20226:30 pmThe Witham Hall
Why not join Santa and his cheeky elves ‘Peas and Carrots’ live on stage in our fun-packed family pantomime as they prepare for a Christmas like no other.
Our toe-tapping, jingle-belling, Christmas cracker of a show is guaranteed to get you in to the festive spirit, singing along and rolling in the aisles with laughter in time for Christmas Eve.
Free gift for each child ticket purchased! Spot prizes for the best Christmas jumper too!
Running time approx. 45 mins.
Tickets from £10. Booking link: Santamime - The Witham
Sat31Dec202213:00 till 15:00Mickleton Village Hall
Every Thursday, 1pm to 3pm, the Post Office will visit Mickleton Village Hall
Thu16Mar20238:00 pmThe Witham Hall
Heidi has been nominated for Folk singer of the year and Best Traditional Song by BBC Radio 2, Best Live Act by the Scottish Traditional Music Awards and Best Female Vocalist at The Irish Music Awards.
Tickets £15 in advance (£17 on the door). Booking link Heidi Talbot - The Witham