The success of the stage version of A Walk-On Part - adapted from the diaries of former Sunderland MP Chris Mullin - has led to another collaboration between Newcastle's Live Theatre and the Soho Theatre in London.
On tonight's Around The House Gerry Foley talks to Newcastle MP, Chi Onwurah, about her contribution to Utopia, the latest political play at the Live Theatre, which offers different visions of a better future...
The Newcastle Central MP Chi Onwurah will lead a special Commons debate at lunchtime looking at the potential for clean coal technology.
She says that millions of tonnes of coal reserves lie untapped beneath the North Sea.
Newcastle University has been at the forefront of looking at new technologies for underground coal gasification.
In today's debate Ms Onwurah will call on ministers to clarify their approach to clean coal