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Joe McElderry on heading home with his own tour

Joe McElderry’s planning to give north east audiences the time of their lives when he brings his new show to the region.

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MAMMA MIA! 
London Cast  2017/2018. Kate Graham is far left.

Hartlepool actress is a dancing queen in West End musical

A Hartlepool actress is proving to be a dancing queen on the West End stage.

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, July 8

An evening with Jane Eyre is like catching up over a cuppa with an old friend.

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Dirty Dancing is at the Empire all this week

REVIEW: Dirty Dancing, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, July 1

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but what about Johnny?

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

Win: Two pairs of tickets to Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle

An inventive take on one of the greatest novels of all time is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal – and you could be there for free.

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What a feeling! Flashdance announces one-week run at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your leg warmers! Flashdance - The Musical is coming to town.

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Planet Circus are in Seaburn

10 Things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From death-defying stunts to swinging Sixties nostalgia, there’s plenty of events and gigs taking place in the region this weekend and beyond.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats is in the region next week

Win: Three pairs of tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats at Sunderland Empire

Be transported back to the Swinging ‘60s when hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats heads back to Sunderland Empire.

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Prince

Theatre announcement: Prince musical to play Sunderland Empire

The music of the late great Prince will be celebrated in a new musical coming to Sunderland Empire.

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Diana Vickers, who is set to star in a new musical choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. The Strictly Come Dancing judge has teamed up with musical theatre writer Warner Brown for Son Of A Preacher Man, a new touring show that features the hits of Dusty Springfield.

X Factor singer Diana Vickers to star in Craig Revel Horwood's Dusty Springfield musical at Sunderland Empire

Former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers is set to star in a new musical choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

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A scene from Ned Corvan's Music Hall

REVIEW: Ned Corvan’s Music Hall, Durham Gala Theatre

If you thought a play about a Victorian music hall act would be boring, think again!

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Sarah Emmott, the star of Declaration.

Review: Declaration, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

With its in-the-round production, audience interaction and challenging, in-your-face performance, Declaration is no ordinary theatre experience.

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A scene from Mr Corvan's Music Hall

Play about the man who started the ‘monkey hanger myth ‘ to tour North East

A play about a North East musical star who started Hartlepool’s monkey legend is about to embark on a tour of the region.

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Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre hosts play to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre hosts play to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

A comedy play which aims to break down the stigma around mental health disorders is heading to Hartlepool to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Jason Manford

Jason Manford announces Sunderland Empire tour date

Comedian Jason Manford has added a Sunderland date to his forthcoming tour as he returns to stand up.

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Navi in King of Pop

Win tickets to see King of Pop at Billingham Forum

Get to ready to moonwalk when King of Pop brings the music of Michael Jackson to Billingham Forum.

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India Brown as Lilly in Running Wild

WIN: Family tickets to see Running Wild on stage

Children’s adventure tale Running Wild will spring to life on the Theatre Royal Newcastle stage next month – and you and your family could be there for free.

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All or Nothing is in Sunderland next week

WIN: Tickets to Small Faces musical at Sunderland Empire

A musical which tells the story of how The Small Faces rocketed to fame is coming to Sunderland – and you could be there for free.

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Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

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REVIEW: Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London’s West End

REVIEW: Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London’s West End

A swirling kaleidoscope of words fashioned from building blocks engulf the stage and draws you into the magical world of Matilda The Musical.

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