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Les Miserables announces eight-week run at North East theatre

Beloved production Les Misérables will run in the North East for eight weeks as part of its first UK tour in almost a decade.

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The Kite Runner on stage

Win tickets to see The Kite Runner at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

After two West Ends seasons playing to more than 100,000 people The Kite Runner is heading out on a UK tour, much to the delight of director Giles Croft.

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Benidorm is coming to the stage

Benidorm Live announce Sunderland Empire dates

See your favourite stars from the Solana when Benidorm Live makes its Sunderland Empire debut.

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CINDERELLA by Prokofiev ;''Directed by Mathew Bourne ;'Designed by Lez Brotherston ;'at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, London, UK ;'23 November 2017 ;'Credit : Johan Persson /

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 28

There may not be a pumpkin in sight, but Matthew Bourne’s vivid reimagining of Cinderella is every bit as enchanting as the original.

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Rowan McCabe will be hitting the stage with his one man show

One-man show will reveal where Hebburn poet gets his inspiration

A poet from South Tyneside who takes his inspiration from knocking on people’s doors is getting set to hit the stage with his work.

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West End Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots to make its Sunderland Empire debut

Kinky Boots will be walking their way to Wearside as the hit musical makes its Sunderland debut.

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The Band

Review: The Band, Take That musical, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 14

The year was 1995. I’d just turned 13 and to celebrate this teen milestone, my dad drove me and my friend all the way to Manchester and back to see Take That perform.

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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until March 31

There's a whole lot of monkeying around on the stage at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week.

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Declan Egan, Dayle Hodge, Simon Bailey & Lewis Griffiths. Picture: Brinkhoff & Mgenburg.

Review: Jersey Boys, Sunderland Empire until March 31

I tried really, really hard not to start this review by saying, "oh, what a night".

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Johnny Vegas poses with Amy Hallett in the Iona Club on his last visit to Hebburn.

TV star Johnny Vegas returns to Hebburn as work starts on new film

Comedian Johnny Vegas has been back in South Tyneside this weekend as work begins on his new film.
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Writer and performer Kamaal Hussain.

Showman visits South Tyneside to collect stories for production

A showman is in South Tyneside to collect stories which will shape a production touring the borough later this month.

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David Walliams and the cast of Awful Auntie

Win: A family ticket to David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at Sunderland Empire

Ahead of Awful Auntie heading to Sunderland Empire this summer, Diane Parkes chats to hit children’s author David Walliams

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Dr John Cooper Clarke.

Review: John Cooper Clarke - Stockton ARC

Britain’s greatest living poet, John Cooper Clarke, showed why he is such an engaging live performer in front of a devoted sold-out ARC audience.

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Tributes flood in after comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd dies at 90

Comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd has died aged 90, just two days after getting married, his publicist has announced.

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JERSEY BOYS UK Tour 2017/2018

What to expect from Jersey Boys as they work their way back to Sunderland Empire

It’s the show for all seasons that’s so perennially popular it’s working its way back to Wearside for the third time in almost as many years.

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Bront� as Carole King. Photos by Craig Sugden

Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, March 10

Will you still love this musical tomorrow?

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A scene from Best in the World

Darts play aims for the bullseye on tour of curious venues

A darts-loving theatre director is taking a critically-acclaimed show on a unique ‘bite-sized’ theatre tour.

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Jamie Raven

Jamie Raven on bringing his box of tricks to South Tyneside International Magic Festival

When Jamie Raven walked onto the stage for that first Britain’s Got Talent audition in 2015 he was hoping that it would possibly lead to big things.

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Singalonga Beauty and the Beast was due to take place tonight

More shows postponed at Sunderland Empire due to Beast from the East

Beauty and the Beast was no match for the Beast from the East.

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