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Jersey Boys to return to Sunderland Empire

The Jersey Boys are working their way back to Sunderland.

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Catwoman in Batman

WIN: Tickets to see movie musical Iconic at Sunderland Empire

A show which brings together music from blockbuster films such as Kill Bill and Batman is heading to Sunderland - and you could be there for free.

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Picture c/o Kluens | Cuffe & Taylor.

Jason Donovan announces 'Midlife Crisis' North East dates

Eighties Australian legend Jason Donovan has announced two dates in the North East as part of a UK tour.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, Sunderland Empire, until March 18

A retelling of a classic fairytale and a highly rewarding one at that.

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Blood Brothers at Theatre Royal Newcastle

Ten things to do in the North East

Looking for an event to keep you entertained?

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Sunday For Sammy producer Ray Laidlaw at the Metro Radio Arena.

Sunday For Sammy is coming back - and lots more people will be able to see it

Sunday For Sammy is set to return - and it'll be bigger and better than ever.

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood brings new Son of a Preacher Man musical to Sunderland

The first ever UK tour of new musical, Son of A Preacher Man, will come to Sunderland this September.

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Vincent and Flavia

Vincent and Flavia come out of retirement for Sunderland show

Despite saying they were hanging up their dancing shoes, Vincent and Flavia are back and heading to Sunderland.

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Comedian Patrick Monahan comes to Fleetwood Marine Hall

The Deer Shed Festival announces theatre shows for this year’s event.

The north’s favourite family-friendly event, Deer Shed Festival, has announced its theatre shows for this year.

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See Hartlepool funnyman Danny Posthill’s impression of Donald Trump

A Hartlepool funnyman is Trumping his contemporaries – with a little bit of help from the controversial American President.


REVIEW: Hedda Gabler, This is Not a Love Story, Northern Stage

Loud percussion music, passionate, emotive, intense, sets the atmosphere, from the off. Hedda, an aristocrat's daughter, marries an academic, Tessman and for her, life is over as she knew it.

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Adele Robbins, "Odette" and Oli Speers, "Prince Sergei",  with members of the Corps de Ballet, English Youth Ballet (EYB) .

Chance to shine in Sunderland Swan Lake auditions

Have you got what it takes to be a ballet star?

Danielle Hope (Sandy), Tom Parker (Danny) and Louisa Lytton (Rizzo). Photo: Paul Coltas.

The Wanted’s Tom Parker is taking to the Sunderland stage

Tom Parker’s gone from wowing at The White House with The Wanted to donning the black leather jacket of Danny Zucko as he embarks on his first musical theatre role.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture by Mark Douet

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny - Billingham Forum Theatre

Comedian David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel is brilliantly brought to life in this uproarious stage version.

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Aladdin seniors and intermediates from the Val Armstrong School of Performing Arts production of Hitting The Heights. Picture by FRANK REID

From hip-hop to acrobatics - this Hartlepool show has got it all

It’s all systems go for a Hartlepool academy which has started its latest spectacular theatre production.

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Rita Simons Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Legally Blonde to return to Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire will be in the pink when Legally Blonde returns to the venue with a new tour.

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Shrek the Musical UK Tour

Theatre announcement: Shrek to return to Sunderland Empire

Monster of a musical, Shrek, is returning to the Sunderland Empire, the Echo can reveal.

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Alex Walton in From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads.

Review: From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The death of rock star David Bowie has pervaded popular culture and now this excellent one-man play.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai, Newcastle Arena, until February 19

REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai, Newcastle Arena, until February 19

How on earth did they do that?!

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