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Benidorm Live announce Sunderland Empire dates

See your favourite stars from the Solana when Benidorm Live makes its Sunderland Empire debut.

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CINDERELLA by Prokofiev ;''Directed by Mathew Bourne ;'Designed by Lez Brotherston ;'at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, London, UK ;'23 November 2017 ;'Credit : Johan Persson /

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 28

There may not be a pumpkin in sight, but Matthew Bourne’s vivid reimagining of Cinderella is every bit as enchanting as the original.

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Jeff Innocent

Win a pair of tickets to Hartlepool’s Hot Potato Comedy Club

Here’s a chance to win tickets to have your funny bone tickled when the Hot Potato Comedy club returns to Hartlepool this month.

Bye Bye Baby perform the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

Musical show set to delight audience at Billingham Forum

Theatre lovers can expect to be taken on a musical journey though time when a hit show comes to Billingham Forum.

Comedian Ed Byrne

Comedian Ed spoiling for laughs at Forum show

Spoiler Alert - Ed Byrne is bringing his sell out Edinburgh Fringe show to our doorstep.

West End Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots to make its Sunderland Empire debut

Kinky Boots will be walking their way to Wearside as the hit musical makes its Sunderland debut.

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The Band

Review: The Band, Take That musical, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 14

The year was 1995. I’d just turned 13 and to celebrate this teen milestone, my dad drove me and my friend all the way to Manchester and back to see Take That perform.

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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Win family tickets to Coppelia workshops at Sunderland Empire

Fancy learning more about the lifts and leaps of ballet?

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Declan Egan, Dayle Hodge, Simon Bailey & Lewis Griffiths. Picture: Brinkhoff & Mgenburg.

Review: Jersey Boys, Sunderland Empire until March 31

I tried really, really hard not to start this review by saying, "oh, what a night".

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David Walliams and the cast of Awful Auntie

Win: A family ticket to David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at Sunderland Empire

Ahead of Awful Auntie heading to Sunderland Empire this summer, Diane Parkes chats to hit children’s author David Walliams

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Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Review: John Cooper Clarke - Stockton ARC

Britain’s greatest living poet, John Cooper Clarke, showed why he is such an engaging live performer in front of a devoted sold-out ARC audience.

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Tributes flood in after comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies at 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

JERSEY BOYS UK Tour 2017/2018

What to expect from Jersey Boys as they work their way back to Sunderland Empire

It’s the show for all seasons that’s so perennially popular it’s working its way back to Wearside for the third time in almost as many years.

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Bront� as Carole King. Photos by Craig Sugden

Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 10

Will you still love this musical tomorrow?

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Singalonga Beauty and the Beast was due to take place tonight

More shows postponed at Sunderland Empire due to Beast from the East

Beauty and the Beast was no match for the Beast from the East.

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Kevin Phillips.

Sunderland Empire talk starring Kevin Phillips and Peter Reid postponed due to weather conditions

Tonight’s England Legends Live talk at Sunderland Empire has been postponed due to the bad weather.

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Donna Air. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Donna Air heads home to North East with Dancing on Ice tour

Donna Air is returning to the rink - and to her North East homeland - for the Dancing On Ice tour.
The cast of Beautiful

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

How do you step into the shoes of a living legend?

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Take a peek backstage at Shrek the musical at Sunderland Empire

Shrek is a monster musical in more ways than one.

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