Michele Dotrice is famous for playing Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em. Now, she's at Newcastle's Theatre Royal playing Mrs Wilberforce in The Ladykillers. The actress spoke to Rachel Sweeney about the Newcastle leg of the national tour.
Four novice actresses from Tyneside have won parts in the 1955 classic "The Ladykillers" which is being performed at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week. The play, which has been adapted from the famous film stars Michele Dotrice, who played Frank's wife Betty in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
Tributes have been paid to the actor Richard Briers, who died yesterday at the age of 79.
He had been suffering from a serious lung condition for some time.
Richard Briers was arguably most famous for his role in the 'The Good Life', and he had strong links with Newcastle's Theatre Royal.
Watch the full report from Phil Roscoe below.
Chances are many of us have been to see a pantomime over the Christmas break - with the usual mix of bright costumes, slap-stick comedy and a fairytale storyline.
Well this year, Newcastle's Theatre Royal has had a very special guest for their production of Aladdin.
You can see the full report from Richard Salkeld below.
A new project launched today, December 7, is making sure poorly children in the North East get the chance to enjoy a Christmas panto from their hospital beds.
Newcastle Theatre Royal's pantomime, Aladdin, will be streamed for free to all 8,500 hospital TV screens in the region for the first time.
Children at Newcastle's RVI got a special visit this morning from the cast of Aladdin at Newcastle's Theatre Royal.
The children will be able to enjoy lots of pantomime magic this year because for the first time the performance is being streamed to 8,500 children who are in hospital.
They will be able to watch the panto as it's performed, helping to spread the festive cheer.
Poorly children in the North East are to get the chance to enjoy a Christmas panto from their hospital beds.
Newcastle Theatre Royal's pantomime Aladdin will be beamed for free to all 8,500 hospital bed TV screens in the region, giving thousands of patients the chance to watch the show.
The project has taken two years to plan and will also see members of the cast visiting some of the children in person.
– Julie Marsh, NHS North East
"It is fantastic to have all our hospitals involved and to bring some traditional festive cheer right to the bedsides of so many children.
Any time of year is difficult for children to be in hospital but it's great that we're able to give them something different, with a 'wow' factor, to enjoy with their families and the hospital staff."