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Durham Gala unveils jam-packed line up in 2016A pop icon, top comedians, and new work by The Gruffalo's creators will take to the stage as part of the Gala Theatre's spring season.
Lulu, Chris Ramsey, Rob Delaney, and Mark Steel will all tread the boards alongside the likes of Stig of the Dump, Echo & the Bunnymen front man Ian McCulloch, and the Northern Ballet in a star-studded line up from January to April.
Robin Byers, our service manager for place and experience, said: "We always aspire to bring the people of Durham the finest in theatre, comedy, music and film. Our spring programme is no exception, with highlights including performances from the internationally-renowned Lulu and Northern Stage's adaptation of Get Carter.
"There's plenty to keep our loyal customers entertained whilst welcoming new audiences to Gala too."
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After the phenomenal success of last year's The Phantom Of The Opera, the Gala Theatre Stage School return with an evening of song and dance in GTSS Goes To The Movies on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 February.
And there'll be plenty to Shout about as Lulustops by the Gala as part of her latest tour on Tuesday 15 March.
In between the funny men Gala has Easter weekend covered with a stage adaptation of the classic children's novel Stig Of The Dump on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March.
The family fun continues on Thursday 31 March, with the latest show from The Gruffalo creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Tiddler and Other Terrific Tales.
While a gritty crime drama, bringing to life the hard and uncompromising world of 1960s Newcastle, a city rife with crime, sex, gambling and violence, will see Northern Stage following in the footsteps of Michael Caine for an adaptation of Get Carter.
Rounding out the season, the Gala welcomes another heart-warming play packed with humour and great sixties songs in Tom Kelly's Baby Love from Friday 22 to Monday 25 April, and an evening of folk music courtesy of local lads The Young'uns on Saturday 30 April.
As well as the performers on stage, the theatre will also have a number of special events on its cinema screen.
NT Live returns with broadcasts of the National Theatre's productions of Les Liaisons Dangereuseson Thursday 28 January and Shakespeare's As You Like It on Monday 29 February.
Then, coming to the venue for the first time, Exhibition On Screen will bring films of art from The National Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts and beyond to the heart of Durham.
Exhibitions on show will include the works of Goya, on Monday 22 February; Renoir, on Monday 14 March; and Monet and Matisse, on Monday 18 April.
Tickets for all of these events and more can be bought by calling the Gala Box Office on 03000 266 600, visiting the venue in person or online at www.galadurham.co.uk