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Panto favourites Stephen and Craig going back to where it all began

Panto favourites Stephen Sullivan and Craig Richardson are going back to where it all began this Christmas.

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From left, Rebecca Watson, Michael Brown, Lucy Sutton and James Forster will be appearing in White Christmas at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House.

South Shields teacher getting in the Christmas spirit for festive show

A South Shields school teacher is getting into the Christmas spirit as she prepares to take to the stage for a festive musical.

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Melissa Fleming is making her professional debut as Cinderella in panto at Kings Lynn Corn Exchange.

Melissa’s becoming a panto princess for professional debut

Melissa Fleming is being transformed into a princess as she makes her professional debut in pantomime.

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Ex-professional wrestler turned comedian Lee Kyle

Jarrow comic Lee Kyle’s new book details exactly how rubbish he was at wrestling

A South Tyneside comedian has written a book all about how rubbish he was as a wrestler.

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Britain's Got Talent is preparing to host auditions in the North East.

Britain's Got Talent auditions to seek out region's best entertainers

Have you got what it takes to be hailed as the UK's biggest stage star?
South Shields opera singer Anne-Marie Owens, right ,as La Frugola in Il Tabarro by Opera North.

South Shields opera singer coming home for Puccini performance

A songbird from South Shields is coming home to hit the high nights in a major opera.

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Show announcement: Dirty Dancing to twirl back to Sunderland Empire

Show announcement: Dirty Dancing to twirl back to Sunderland Empire

One of the most popular shows ever staged at Sunderland Empire is coming back.

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Les McKeowns Bay City Rollers are coming to the Customs House to showcase his new solo album Les McKeown...The Lost Songs.

Dust off your tartan – Bay City Rollers are heading to South Shields

Dust off your tartan and get ready to Shang-A-Lang with the Bay City Rollers.

Hannah Price as Ariel Moore and Luke Baker as Ren in Footloose.

REVIEW: Footloose, Sunderland Empire, Until October 15

If you’re looking to cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes, then this is the show for you.

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Jason Cook. Photo by Kevin Duffy.

REVIEW: Jason Cook's Comedy Club, The Customs House, South Shields

Jason Cook's Comedy Club celebrated its first anniversary and it's certainly a night I'll never forget.
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The Collector is coming to the Customs House.

Drama by Spitting Image writer coming to South Shields theatre

An award-winning play about young love in the midst of Middle Eastern conflicts is coming to a South Tyneside theatre.

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Gareth Gates as Willard in Footloose

Gareth Gates set to kick off his Sunday shoes in Sunderland

Gareth Gates is pulling on his cowboy boots and twirling his stetson in a foot-stomping tour of Footloose.

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X Factor's Lola Saunders is starring in panto Jack and the Beanstalk at the Forum Theatre, Billingham.

X Factor’s Lola hoping her first panto is a giant success

X Factor star Lola Saunders is excited to take on her first pantomime this Christmas.

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Chris Ramsey and Jamie Laing recruited a hairdresser to join them for a #HaircutOnATrain challenge.

Chris Ramsey is right on track as he films his new TV show

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey appears to be having the time of his life filming his new TV show.

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Mark Newnham (Dave Davies), Ryan O'Donnell (Ray Davies), Garmon Rhys (Pete Quaife) and Andrew Gallo (Mick Avory).

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, Sunderland Empire, Until October 8

Sunny Afternoon was so good that I could have watched it All Day and All of the Night.

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The late comedian Victoria Wood. Pic: Steve Parsons/PA.

Late comic Victoria Wood's brother defends book which calls her 'fat and unhappy'

Victoria Wood's brother has defended his decision to publish a "warts-and-all" biography of his late sister - denying he is betraying her.
John Bishop will bring his Winging It tour to the North East next year.

Scouse comic superstar John Bishop announces North East dates

Comedy superstar John Bishop is returning to the North East with his new live show, Winging It.
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Children's show The Giant's Loo Roll is coming to the Customs House.

Children’s show The Giant’s Loo Roll comes to town

A new children’s show is rolling into town this weekend.

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Great North Snowdog Pawdington is back at the Customs House on the day the theatre launches its panto Jack and the Beanstalk. Fairy Eleanor Chaganis welcomes his back with a swipe of her magic wand.

Pawdington the Snowdog returns home after being attacked by vandals

Pawdington the Snowdog has returned to his spot outside a South Shields theatre after her was damaged by “mindless vandalism”.

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Jack and the Beanstalk at the Customs House.

REVEALED: The cast of this year’s Customs House panto

The countdown to panto season has officially begun – oh, yes it has!

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