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Fast & Furious Live will zoom to North East on global tour

Fast & Furious fans are set to get fired up when a touring version of the hit film franchise heads to the North East.

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The Wipers Times is in Newcastle next month

Oscar winner David Parfitt on The Wipers Times and backing Sunderland’s Culture 2021 bid

It’s hard to believe that amidst the unimaginable horror of the WWI trenches there was laughter.

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Joanne Clifton as Alex Owens

Review: Flashdance, Sunderland Empire, until September 16

Do sparks fly in this new take on the much-loved story of welder-cum-dancer Alex Owens?

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Joanne Clifton in the new tour of Flashdance

What to expect from the new Flashdance tour when it comes to Sunderland Empire

Last December, more than 13.1 million people tuned in to BBC1 to see Joanne Clifton and her partner Ore Oduba lift the glitterball trophy in the final of the 2016 series of Strictly Come Dancing.


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Cast members Ray Spencer, David John Hopper, Steven Lee Hamilton and  Georgia Nicholson

Lambton Worm tale to be reborn as pantomime in Customs House production

The ‘little panto with big heart’ will see some familiar faces when it is staged at The Customs House, South Shields.

A scene from End of the Pier

Review: End of the Pier, Customs House, South Shields

This week marks the second run of End of the Pier after a tour with theatre company Cloud Nine last year.

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Crazy For You

 featuring Tom Chambers, centre. Photo Credit: The Other Richard

Win: Tickets to see Caroline Flack and Tom Chambers in Crazy for You at Newcastle Theatre Royal

A South Tyneside performer is rubbing shoulders with Love Island’s Caroline Flack and West End star Tom Chambers in a new tour of a Broadway musical.

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Adrian Zmed and John Partridge in La Cage Aux Folles

Review: La Cage Aux Folles, Sunderland Empire, until August 5

Ooh la la -La Cage Aux Folles is ruffling feathers all this week at the Empire.

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Brenda Edwards, centre, in the previous tour of Hairspray

WIN: Brenda Edwards on returning to Hairspray + win tickets to Sunderland Empire show

Hairspray is a show famed for its big hair - and even bigger heart – as it tackles prejudice head on with glee.

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From left to right, BBC Look North presenter Jeff Brown, ex-Sunderland AFC player David Corner and actor Paul Dunn.

Story of Sunderland Milk Cup misfortune player David Corner to tour theatres with sister play Wise Men Say

The poignant story of former Sunderland AFC player David Corner is set to hit theatres as part of a couplet of plays on the club.

One of the puppets created by Gyre and Gimble, which is part of the team behind The Hartlepool Monkey.

War Horse puppeteers take up tale of Hartlepool’s monkey

The story of the Hartlepool monkey is to be brought to life in a new show which draws on the expertise of War Horse puppeteers.

Laura Roberts, who will appear as Elle in Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Customs House.

Search launched for dogs to star in musical's lead roles

A stage school is holding a doggy audition as it looks to sign up canine characters to its cast.

Sarah Balfour.

South Shields actress gets career off to flying start

An aspiring actress from South Tyneside has landed a professional part in a play immediately after graduating from a prestigious London theatre school.

Jason Cook, third from left, and the Geordie Rat Pack are appearing at The Customs House tomorrow.

Hebburn comedian to race back from filming own movie to appear in South Shields

Hebburn funnyman Jason Cook is set to race back from filming his own movie for his next appearance in South Tyneside.

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Joe McElderry. Photo by Emma Oaks.

Joe McElderry on heading home with his own tour

Joe McElderry’s planning to give north east audiences the time of their lives when he brings his new show to the region.

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, July 8

An evening with Jane Eyre is like catching up over a cuppa with an old friend.

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Sarah Millican

Sarah Millican announces string of homecoming dates

Sarah Millican has announced a string of homecoming dates.

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Dirty Dancing is at the Empire all this week

REVIEW: Dirty Dancing, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, July 1

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but what about Johnny?

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

Win: Two pairs of tickets to Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle

An inventive take on one of the greatest novels of all time is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal – and you could be there for free.

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What a feeling! Flashdance announces one-week run at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your leg warmers! Flashdance - The Musical is coming to town.

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