Features

Summer Holiday Review

It may have been a cold and dark autumnal evening outside, but there was plenty of sun and warmth to be had inside the Hippodrome as “Summer Holiday” stopped off in Darlington. Based on the well-known 1960s film of the same name, Summer Holiday follows Don (Ray Quinn) and his three friends (Billy Roberts, Joe Goldie, and Rory Maguire), who are off on a fun-packed boys trip across Europe on a renov...

Cirque Berserk! Review

To mark the 250th anniversary of the world’s very first circus, “Cirque Berserk!” has embarked on a UK tour, which flipped and tumbled its way into Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday, July 17th, 2018.

Darlington Libraries Summer Events Programme 2018

Darlington Libraries has announced a comic book-themed Summer Events Programme for 2018.

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em Review

Guy Unsworth’s adaptation of "Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em" stumbled its way into Darlington Hippodrome on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018. David Wriglesworth reviews.

Night, Mother Review

Madeleine Sutcliffe reviews Applause Theatre's abridged version of Marsha Norman's "Night, Mother", as part of the Darlington Arts Festival 2018.

10 of the best beer gardens in Darlington

It’s the weekend, the sun is shining and your mind is drifting towards a beer garden. You post in the WhatsApp group: “Anyone fancy a few drinks somewhere?”

Thriller Live Review

The iconic sound of Michael Jackson’s music filled the Darlington Hippodrome on Monday, May 28th, 2018, as part of the “Thriller Live” UK tour.

Phil Daniels Interview

Phil Daniels is currently starring in the UK tour of "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde", which visits Darlington Hippodrome later this month.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert Review

Darlington Hippodrome was brimming with glitz, glamour, fake eyelashes and a bus full of talent on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018, as the Darlington Operatic Society performed their take on “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”.

The Play That Goes Wrong Review

Following extensive runs on the West End and Broadway, the play has embarked on a UK tour, which includes a string of dates at the Darlington Hippodrome. David Wriglesworth reviews.

Blood Brothers Review

Willy Russell’s “Blood Brothers” has been entertaining theatregoers for over 30 years, and the legendary musical showed no signs of ageing when it returned to the Darlington Hippodrome.

Son of a Preacher Man Review

Jukebox musical "Son of a Preacher Man" visited the Darlington Hippodrome, but will this Dusty Springfield-based production get "The Look of Love" from audiences?

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