Stage/arts

AUDIENCES can enjoy an evening of acoustic music later this month.

Leeds-based foursome Waking The Witch will join forces with singer songwriter Sam Hird at Darlington Arts Centre.

Patsy Matheson, Jools Parker, Becky Mills and Rachel Goodwin became Waking The Witch in 1993 and have been captivating audiences ever since with live performances all over the UK, including Glastonbury festival in 2004.

The show, entitled Acoustic Caravan, can be seen on Saturday, March 25, at 8pm.

Tickets cost 8.50 with discounts also available. For further information, telephone the box office on (01325) 486555.

ROCK ’N’ ROLL fans have the chance to see a hit musical when it returns to the region.

The Buddy Holly Story has enjoyed success all over the world.

Buddy tells his story, presents his music and features some of the singers’s greatest hits.

These include That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, True Love Ways, Oh Boy and Heartbeat.

Buddy can be seen at Sunderland Empire Theatre from Monday, April 10, to Saturday, April 15 at 7.30pm, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Seats range from 5 to 27.50 and can be booked by contacting the booking office on (0870) 6021130.

VETERAN actor Simon Callow can be seen in the region next month.

Simon appears in Noel Coward’s comedy Present Laughter.

Set in the glamorous world of the theatre during the jazz age, Present Laughter is a comic exaggeration of the life that whirled around Coward in his heyday.

Present Laughter appears at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15, at 7.30pm.

Matinee performances are on Thursday, April 13 at 2pm and Saturday, April 15, at 2.30pm.

Further details and ticket prices can be gained by contacting the booking office on (0870) 9055060.