Looking for music, or maybe a theatre production or even a stand-up comedy gig? We've got you covered for events this week, August 5-11 2019.
We've rounded up the best Durham gigs this week plus plays and comedy, so whether you're looking for some post-work entertainment, something to fill your weekend or a family friendly show to help keep the children occupied during the school holidays, take a look below at what we've found.
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Hilarity Bites Comedy Club featuring Lost Voice Guy, Newton Aycliffe
On Tuesday August 6, doors, 7.30pm, Lost Voice Guy is heading to Newton Aycliffe for the Hilarity Bites Comedy Club. Lee Ridley - aka Lost Voice Guy - found nationwide fame after winning Britain's Got Talent 2018 and is described as 'funny, personal, occasionally shocking and frequently mischievous' by the Independent.
Also on the bill is Simon Lomas, who was Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017. Chortle says that 'the writing is strong, efficient and offbeat, with an enviable hit rate'.
Tickets cost £6 plus 60p booking fee. You can purchase tickets* from the official booking page.
80s Disco Party Night, Hardwick Hall
Hardwick Hall Hotel in Sedgefield is holding an 80s Disco Party Night, on Friday and Saturday August 9 and 10, 7pm to 12.30am. It includes a two course meal and disco.
Tickets cost £13.95 and can be booked by calling Hardwick Hall on 01740 620253 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Secret Garden, Wharton Park
The Chapterhouse Theatre Company Presents The Secret Garden, at Wharton Park (next to Durham railway station) on Saturday August 10.
Join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle's house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner. As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary has one burning question: where is the location of her uncle's secret garden, and where has he hidden the key?
Doors open 5.30pm and the performance is at 6.30pm.
Tickets cost £17.10 adults, £12.10 children, or £49.22 for a family of two adults and two children, from the booking site.
The Tempest, Raby Castle
Raby Castle's Summer Outdoor Theatre is The Tempest by The Handlebards. This Shakespeare classic is on Sunday August 11 at 7pm, and picnics are available to prebook and there will be food stalls in the Walled Garden.
The HandleBards pedal from venue to venue with all the set, props and costume necessary to perform environmentally sustainable Shakespeare across the globe.
Tickets cost £15 adults and £10 children from the booking site.
Wharton Brass Concert, Wharton Park
The series of Wharton Park brass concerts continues on Sunday August 11 at 1-3pm. Simply head down to the amphitheatre in Wharton Park (behind Durham railway station) for this free concert.
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