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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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Jarrow Musical Theatre Company

Theatre company set to stage cut-throat production

A theatre company is gearing up for a production - and some cut throat competition.

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Gangsta Granny (Gilly Tompkins) and Ben (Ashley Cousins).

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny, Sunderland Empire until Sunday, May 14

Meet Gangsta Granny - the coolest Black Cat in Sunderland!

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Chris Ramsey at the Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: Chris Ramsey, Newcastle Arena

It took ten years and countless gags but Chris Ramsey has finally made the two minute journey from the small stage of the Dog and Parrot pub where he made his comedy debut to his biggest gig to date round the corner at Newcastle Arena.

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Grease is at Sunderland Empire until Saturday, May 6.

Review: Grease, Sunderland Empire

Whatever your opinion of Grease, it really is one of the classics.

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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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Joe McElderry to bring Christmas cheer to the region with seasonal performance of Joseph

Singing star Joe McElderry will be coming home for Christmas with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time UK Tour

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time returns to North East

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is set to return to Newcastle Theatre Royal.

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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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Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys to return to Sunderland Empire

The Jersey Boys are working their way back to Sunderland.

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Picture c/o Kluens | Cuffe & Taylor.

Jason Donovan announces 'Midlife Crisis' North East dates

Eighties Australian legend Jason Donovan has announced two dates in the North East as part of a UK tour.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, Sunderland Empire, until March 18

A retelling of a classic fairytale and a highly rewarding one at that.

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Blood Brothers at Theatre Royal Newcastle

Ten things to do in the North East

Looking for an event to keep you entertained?

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Sunday For Sammy producer Ray Laidlaw at the Metro Radio Arena.

Sunday For Sammy is coming back - and lots more people will be able to see it

Sunday For Sammy is set to return - and it'll be bigger and better than ever.

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood brings new Son of a Preacher Man musical to Sunderland

The first ever UK tour of new musical, Son of A Preacher Man, will come to Sunderland this September.

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Vincent and Flavia

Vincent and Flavia come out of retirement for Sunderland show

Despite saying they were hanging up their dancing shoes, Vincent and Flavia are back and heading to Sunderland.

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Comedian Patrick Monahan comes to Fleetwood Marine Hall

The Deer Shed Festival announces theatre shows for this year’s event.

The north’s favourite family-friendly event, Deer Shed Festival, has announced its theatre shows for this year.

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