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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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The Nutcracker

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a monster musical to beautiful ballet, there’s plenty going on in the region this weekend.

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Laura Main as Princess Fiona and Steffan Harri as Shrek. Picture: Helen Maybanks.

Review: Shrek the Musical, Sunderland Empire

If you believe in fairytales then Sunderland Empire is definitely the place to be.
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Teletubbies Live

Win: family ticket to Teletubbies Live

The world-famous Teletubbies are to star in their first-ever live theatre show, Big Hugs, created especially for the younger audience, and we have a family ticket to giveaway to one lucky reader.

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Shrek The Musical characters take residence at Sunderland Empire.

Shrek makes monster return to Sunderland Empire

Roll out the green carpet - Shrek’s making a monster of a return to Sunderland Empire.

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An image from These Streets Are Ours

Nine things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From an exhibition celebrating forgotten streets to a local X Factor favourite, there’s plenty going on around the region in the coming days.

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The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. Picture: PA.

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Everyone can stop searching - I’ve found the official cure for the January blues. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
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Dress rehearsal for the cast of the The Seaton Carew Academy of Dance annual Panto, this year Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Cast gets set to wow crowds with Snow White pantomime performance

Talented performers are getting set to blow audiences away with their new pantomime, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire.

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John Bishop will be in Sunderland this weekend

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

From a controversial comic to high-flying motocross, there’s a host of events to banish your January blues taking place in the coming weeks.

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Laura Main in Shrek. Photos by Helen Maybanks

Call the Midwife star Laura Main on heading to Sunderland with Shrek the Musical

Laura Main’s swapping midwifery for monsters in her new role and she couldn’t be happier about the unusual job swap.

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Nights on Broadway - the Bee Gees Story

Win five pairs of tickets to five Sunderland Empire shows

A host of one-night spectaculars are set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage this month – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to each show.

Music
File picture of Adam Thomas, as pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk, featuring former the Emmerdale star in the title role, were cancelled at the last minute. Picture by Ian West/PA Wire

Anger after North East pantomime featuring Emmerdale star Adam Thomas closes down early without warning

Pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk were cancelled at the last minute.
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A scene from the new episodes of The League Of Gentlemen. (Photo: BBC).

League of Gentlemen add extra Sunderland date to tour

An extra Wearside date has been added to the League of Gentlemen tour to meet demand.

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Joe McElderry stars in Joseph at the Metro Radio Arena.

Review: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, Metro Radio Arena, until December 31

He's back home for Christmas and Joe McElderry superfans are loving it.
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Daisy the Cow, David Barrett and Charlie Guest

REVIEW: Jack and the Beanstalk, Sunderland Empire, until January 7

I think my ears may still be ringing from this year’s pantomime at Sunderland Empire.

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(C) BBC - Photographer: Ben Blackall

League of Gentlemen tour to make debut in Sunderland

Cult comedy The League of Gentlemen will kick off its first UK theatre tour in more than 12 years in Sunderland next summer.

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Sing-a-long with The Muppets

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

From pantomimes to muppets - there’s plenty going on in the region to keep you entertained this weekend.

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Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming live tour.

Peter Kay cancels UK tour due to 'unforeseen family circumstances'

Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled because of "unforeseen family circumstances", the comedian said in a statement.
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