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Cast announced for Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire

It’s been announced who will star in Rock of Ages when the smash hit musical head to Sunderland Empire next year.

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Miss Saigon set to be one of the biggest productions ever staged at Sunderland Empire

Hankies at the ready – Miss Saigon is heading to Sunderland and if it doesn’t move you to tears, nothing will.

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Lee Ridley. Photo: TOM DYMOND/SYCO/THAMES ITV.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy announces North East tour date

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy has announced a show in Newcastle next year.

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Hartlepool Stage Society are performing Footloose! The Musical.

Cut loose - Footloose! The Musical comes to Hartlepool

A Hartlepool performing arts group is getting set to put on a musical production that will have crowds dancing in the aisles.

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Win tickets to five different Sunderland Empire shows this summer

Win tickets to five different Sunderland Empire shows this summer

We’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire to give away tickets to five top music shows coming up this summer.

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Hairspray the Musical

Win tickets to Hairspray at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

Larger-than-life musical Hairspray returns to the region later this month, with X Factor’s Brenda Edwards in the role of Motormouth Maybelle. The Guide caught up with her to find out why it’s a role that’s close to her heart.

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Win 25 pairs of gold tickets to Kynren worth £80 a pair

Win 25 pairs of gold tickets to Kynren worth £80 a pair

Outdoor spectacular Kynren returns this summer - and you could be there for free.

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Madalena Alberto as Eva Peron in Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

REVIEW: Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A social climbing actress marries into power and influence! Sound familiar?
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Gangsta Granny

Win tickets to see David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny on stage

Gangsta Granny is set to ambush the stage at Newcastle Theatre Royal later this month - and you could be there for free.

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Birdsong will be at Durham Gala

10 top things to do in the North East in May

From a West End spectacular to wrestling, there’s plenty going on in the region this May.

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Matilda The Musical is running at the Sunderland Empire until June 2

REVIEW: Matilda, Sunderland Empire, until June 2

All good things come to those who wait...

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Netherlands National Circus at Eden Park, Peterlee.

Netherlands National Circus arrives in Peterlee

Clown around in Peterlee this weekend as the circus comes to town.

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Be afraid - Miss Trunchbull is heading to Sunderland in Matilda the Musical

The most fearsome shot putter in theatre is thundering to Wearside next week.

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Jeff Innocent

Review: Hot Potato Comedy Club, Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

The Hot Potato Comedy Club at the Town Hall Theatre proved once again to be one of the best night outs in Hartlepool.

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Russell Brand was due to perform at the Empire on Thursday.

Russell Brand cancels Sunderland show after the star’s mum is injured in car crash

Comedian Russell Brand has cancelled the remaining dates on his Re:Birth tour after his mother was injured in a serious car accident.

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Benidorm is coming to the stage

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.

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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.

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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.

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