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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.

Blood Brothers

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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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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Members of the Customs House Youth Theatre at Jarrow School with Fiona Martin, deputy director of learning and participation at the Customs House, and David Fleetwood, a trustee of Hays Travel Foundation.

Youngsters in South Tyneside given stage to shine with new drama club

Talented performers in South Tyneside getting ready to work with showbusiness professionals after a new drama club was launched.

Andrew Finnigan honed his skills at the Customs House as a youngster.

Young actor returns home to South Shields to star in one-man play

A talented young actor is set to play a leading role in his home town next week.

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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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Filmmakers create hilarious Lambton Worm video as Customs House puts finishing touches to South Shields pantomime

Families have been getting a teaser of this year's festive pantomime ahead of the curtains going up next month.
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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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The Customs House is staging The Lambton Worm

12 of the top shows in the North East this Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner - oh yes it is!

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Michelle Heaton

Win three family passes to see Michelle Heaton in panto

Michelle Heaton is returning to her native North East this Christmas as the Wicked Queen in a classic family panto – and you could be there for free.

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From left to right, Eleanor Faye, Jayden Blacklock, Nik Grundison and Sara-Jayne White as Elflinda, Elfreda, Elfrancis and Elflorence in Santas Naughty Elf: A Christmas Carol.

Popular South Shields Christmas show set to be the ‘best yet’

Santa’s Naughty Elf is set to cause more mischief in South Tyneside this Christmas.

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Things have turned scary at Alnwick Gardens

9 North East events to get you spooked this Halloween

Be afraid, be very afraid, North East attractions have been taken over by witches, wizards and things that go bump in the night this weekend.

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Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox announces return to North East in new tour

Professor Brian Cox has announced he will be returning to the North East.

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Dame Bella Ballcock and Arbuthnot (Ray Spencer and David John Hopper) will be back for Beauty and the Beast in 2018.

Customs House reveals 2018 pantomime – before theatre’s 2017 Christmas show has even begun

Work has already started on next year’s traditional panto in South Tyneside - oh yes, it has!

Miss Saigon will play Sundelrand

Miss Saigon announces Sunderland Empire dates

It’s been announced that epic musical Miss Saigon will be taking to the stage in Sunderland next year.

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Grease proved a hit with audiences at the Theatre Royal. Photo by Paul Coltas

Review: Grease, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until October 21

Think Grease and you immediately think of John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and the iconic 1978 movie that wowed cinema audiences all over the world.
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Madagascar - A Musical Adventure is coming to Sunderland Empire.

Magical musical Madagascar is coming to Sunderland Empire

A new stage adaptation of Madagascar - A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and heading for Sunderland Empire, it was announced today.

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