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Cast to fly high as part of Hartlepool pantomime

A spectacular pantomime looks set to be a soaraway success.

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First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

Here’s the first look at a new show that’s set to ruffle feathers in Sunderland.

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The Buddy Holly Story - KJohnnyW Photography

Oh Boy - The Buddy Holly Show set to rock Sunderland

Oh Boy - The Buddy Holly Story is returning to Sunderland Empire.

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The cast of Sing a Song of Sixpence, being performed at Blackhall Community Centre.

Blackbirds will descend for annual pantomime in form of Sing a Song of Sixpence

A classic nursery rhyme is the inspiration for a village drama group’s annual pantomime.

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The Simon and Garfunkel Story

Tickets for three Sunderland Empire shows up for grabs

Beat the January Blues with a trio of one night shows at Sunderland Empire – and you could be there for free!

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David Bowie death from liver cancer on January 10, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his last album Blackstar.

Celebrity deaths: Famous names we have lost in 2016

The world of entertainment has been rocked by a string of high-profile deaths in 2016.
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The cast of the Elite Pantomimes production of Aladdin.

REVIEW: Aladdin, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

As Aladdin’s flying carpet flew into town last week, my grandson Harry and I settled down with a pocketful of sweets to watch this truly magnificent performance in the Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre. Oh yes we did!

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Jack and the Beanstalk

Theatre raises the curtain on autism-friendly panto

People on the autistic spectrum can enjoy a special relaxed performance of a pantomime classic.

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Hairspray

Theatre announcement: Hairspray heads to Sunderland Empire

Backcomb your barnet - Hairspray is returning to Sunderland Empire.

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Faye Tozer as the Good Fairy

FIRST REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty, Sunderland Empire, until December 31

The age old tale of good vs evil is delivered in brilliantly bonkers panto fashion in Sleeping Beauty.

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The pantomime cast.

REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Forum Theatre, Billingham

If it’s barnstorming fun, lots of audience interaction and a night of belly laughs you’re after, look no further.

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What Sunderland can expect from brand new musical Wonderland

Venture down the rabbit hole and meet a modern-day Alice when a new musical brings Wonderland to Sunderland.
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Tom Parker

The Wanted’s Tom Parker to appear on Sunderland stage

Grease is the word for a former member of boy band The Wanted.

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Lola in character as she gets ready to play Jill in Jack and the Beanstalk.

X Factor finalist Lola ready for pantomime debut

It’s four days and counting until the curtain goes up on a glittering stage production - and singing sensation Lola Saunders can’t wait.

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Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and John Patridge as Billy Flynn in Chicago.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3

Take a deliciously dark plot, mix in sizzling choreography, sprinkle liberally with razzle dazzle - and you have the perfect Chicago cocktail.

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Sleeping Beauty at Sunderland Empire.
Faye Tozer as The Good Fairy

Seven shows to get you in the festive spirit this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and to celebrate we’ve rounded up eight of the top shows to get you in the festive mood.

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Mica Paris on why she can’t wait to razzle dazzle Sunderland in Chicago

Mica Paris on why she can’t wait to razzle dazzle Sunderland in Chicago

With her sassy attitude and big voice, Mica Paris is a natural fit to play Mama Morton.

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Jerry Sadowitz

Review: Jerry Sadowitz - Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Jery Sadowitz may be the bete noire of alternative comedy but there is no way you can ignore him.

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Liam Tamne as Frank-N-Furter

REVIEW: Rocky Horror Show, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, November 12

You can always trust a Sunderland crowd to be vocal.

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The Rocky Horror Show

Your chance to get hold of tickets for Rocky Horror in Sunderland

Dust off your suspenders and strap yourself in for a rocky ride - the cheekiest show in theatre is back in Sunderland.

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