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Theatre announcement: Shrek to return to Sunderland Empire

Monster of a musical, Shrek, is returning to the Sunderland Empire, the Echo can reveal.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai, Newcastle Arena, until February 19

REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai, Newcastle Arena, until February 19

How on earth did they do that?!

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BRB's Cinderella

Have a ball with Cinderella at Sunderland Empire

A fleet of articulated lorries, harnessing the equivalent power of 4,000 horses, is bringing Birmingham Royal Ballet to Sunderland Empire with its tour of Cinderella.

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Pride and Prejudice is in Newcastle next week

WIN: Tickets to see Pride and Prejudice this Valentine’s night

One of Jane Austen’s most romantic comedy novels is coming to the North East stage this Valentine’s - and you could be there for free.

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Kerry Ellis and Stephen Webb as Jack and Alice

REVIEW: Wonderland, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, February 4

Venture down the rabbit hole to see Alice in Sunderland.

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Familiar faces to star in new play which premieres in South Tyneside

Familiar faces to star in new play which premieres in South Tyneside

The cast of a new play which will premier at a South Tyneside theatre will feature some familiar faces.

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New play featuring legendary Hartlepool song set to wow crowds

A play with music by the man labelled with creating the Hartlepool Monkey legend is set to wow audiences.

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Entertainer Ray Spencer hosts special gala show to mark his 60th birthday

Entertainer Ray Spencer hosts special gala show to mark his 60th birthday

A much-loved entertainer is inviting South Tynesiders to help make his 60th birthday extra special.

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Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

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Watch: What to expect from Wicked at Sunderland Empire

The news that Sunderland Empire will welcome back hit musical Wicked seems to have left readers spellbound.

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REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Not for naught is the acting profession renowned for its superstition.

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The cast of Beauty and The Beast.

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast, Westovian Theatre, South Shields, until January 21

You think it’s all over? Oh well no it isn’t, pantomime is still alive and well.

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Jarrow panto gets set for lift off with sparkling performance of Cinderella

Jarrow panto gets set for lift off with sparkling performance of Cinderella

A classic fairytale is being brought to life pantomime style with the help of a Jarrow-based theatre school.

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Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Two former journalists are putting a play about local newspapers on to the stage.

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Record numbers flock to see the ‘little panto with a big heart’

Record numbers flock to see the ‘little panto with a big heart’

A record number of theatre goers took in this year’s award-winning panto in South Tyneside.

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First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

First look at new show set to dazzle in Sunderland

Here’s the first look at a new show that’s set to ruffle feathers in Sunderland.

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Oh Boy - The Buddy Holly Show set to rock Sunderland

Oh Boy - The Buddy Holly Story is returning to Sunderland Empire.

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David John Hopper as Arbuthnot, Doddington the Cow and Luke Maddison as Jack.

Panto favourite set to star in new show

South Tyneside’s annual panto may be coming to an end, but one of its stars has a new role to look forward to.

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