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What to expect from Legally Blonde at Sunderland Empire

Oh my god you guys – prepare for more pink, more glitter and more fabulousness than the film when Legally Blonde heads to the Sunderland stage.

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Torvill and Dean on skating to the North East with Dancing on Ice tour

Audiences will be able to wrap up warm and experience the spectacle of Dancing on Ice live when it zooms into the North East next year.

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The full cast

Review: Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Producer, writer and director Michael Harrison has created yet another record breaking panto that is packed with fun and dancing and a good few explosions and soakings along the way.
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The cast of Cinderella, at the Billingham Forum Theatre. Picture by FRANK REID

It’s panto time! And it promises to be a hit at the Forum

A star-studded pantomime looks set to be another hit - oh yes it is!


Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Robinson Crusoe at Gala Theatre, Durham

Review: Robinson Crusoe, Gala Theatre, Durham, until January 6

Local boys Paul Hartley and Neil Armstrong are back in charge for this year’s Gala show, and it is their most ambitious yet.

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Chris Ramsey at the Metro Radio Arena

Chris Ramsey announces North East tour dates

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey has announced a new tour for 2018, culminating in a headline slot at Metro Radio Arena.

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Blood Brothers

Review: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 2

Musicals aren’t usually known for their Shakespearean levels of tragic storytelling.

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Lily and the Snowbear at Arts Centre Washington

12 shows you can see in the North East this Christmas

It’s now just one month until Christmas - oh yes it is!

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Dancing on Ice tour skating back to the North East with four dates

Skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are bringing their spectacular Dancing on Ice show on tour.
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Demand to see Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been phenomenal.

Peter Kay announces FIVE extra North East dates due to phenomenal demand

Funnyman Peter Kay today announced FIVE extra North East dates after phenomenal demand for tickets.
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The Umbrella Project, Durham Lumiere

10 things to do in the North East this weekend

From boarding the Vengabus to the spectacular Lumiere, there’s plenty happening in the region this weekend.

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Win tickets to Blood Brothers at Sunderland Empire

She’s been hailed as the ‘definitive Mrs Johnstone’ and now Lyn Paul will be donning the iconic apron once more as Blood Brothers returns to the Sunderland Empire stage.

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Peter Kay is returning to stand-up comedy after a break of eight years.

Peter Kay announces TWO North East dates as he returns to stand-up comedy

One of Britain’s best-loved funnymen, Peter Kay, is finally returning to his most successful hobby, stand-up comedy.

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The cast members bring Napoleon to life through movement and sound.

Review: The Hartlepool Monkey - Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The big question was, just how would a play about the Hartlepool monkey hanging legend actually go down with the townsfolk of Hartlepool?

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John Bishop will come to Sunderland in January.

John Bishop to bring sell-out tour to Sunderland Empire

Comedian John Bishop is bringing his sell-out tour to Sunderland for two nights after its success across the country.
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The Red Room.

Review: The Red Room - Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The Red Room brought a new, spine-chilling take on a good, old-fashioned ghost story to the Town Hall Theatre.

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Michaela Strachan and the mighty T-Rex, one of the stars of Walking With Dinosaurs - The Arena Spectacular.

Walking With Dinosaurs spectacular makes arena return

An arena show which takes the audience back to the days of the dinosaurs is returning to the North East.

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Sting. Photos by Mark Savage.

Sting announces month-long run of shipbuilding epic in North East

Sting has announced he will bring a new production of his The Last Ship to his native North East next year ahead of a national tour.

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Rob Deering.

Review: Hot Potato Comedy Club - Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The ever-popular Hot Potato Comedy Club continues to go from strength to strength, with this month’s hilarious acts all easily capable of headlining the show in their own right.

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