An offer which is out of the ordinary

A free chance to watch stars of the stage is on offer in the North-East.

People aged under 26 can join in the A Night Less Ordinary scheme at the Empire Theatre in Sunderland.

Celebrities such as Todd Carty and Phill Jupitus are lined up to appear next month under the scheme which is operated by Arts Council England and provides under 26s with free theatre tickets.

Anyone aged under 26 and living in the North-East is eligible to claim a free ticket.

The forthcoming shows under the scheme are Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Tuesday, February 8, at 7.30pm; and Spamalot on Monday, February 28, at 7.30pm.

Joseph is the colourful biblical story about Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours and includes hits such as Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.

Monty Python’s Spamalot includes female impersonator Phill Jupitus who takes on the role of Arthur King of the Britons and Todd Carty will play Patsy.

Spamalot won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005 and tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.

It features show girls, killer rabbits and songs such as He Is Not Dead Yet, Knights of the Round Table, Find Your Grail and Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life.

To apply for a free ticket through the ‘A Night Less Ordinary’ Scheme visit www.sunderlandempire.org.uk where you will find a link to the A Night Less Ordinary page.

The closing date for applications is 3.30pm on the last working day before the show takes place. Tickets are subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.

Booking Information is available from the box office on 0844 847 2499