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Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

How do you step into the shoes of a living legend?

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From left, Rosalind Seal as Hobby,  Jake Addley as Salty and Nicole Black as Gail in Teechers., Picture by Alex Harvey-Brown

Comedy classic school play coming to South Shields

A timeless comedy play - set in the classrooms of a struggling school - is coming to South Tyneside next week.


Take a peek backstage at Shrek the musical at Sunderland Empire

Shrek is a monster musical in more ways than one.

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David John Hopper as Arbuthnot and Ray Spencer as Dame Bella.

More than 8,000 tickets already sold for this year's South Shields panto

Panto fever is continuing in South Tyneside - with more than 8,000 tickets for this year's Customs House show having already been snapped up.

The Nutcracker

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a monster musical to beautiful ballet, there’s plenty going on in the region this weekend.

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Laura Main as Princess Fiona and Steffan Harri as Shrek. Picture: Helen Maybanks.

Review: Shrek the Musical, Sunderland Empire

If you believe in fairytales then Sunderland Empire is definitely the place to be.
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Teletubbies Live

Win: family ticket to Teletubbies Live

The world-famous Teletubbies are to star in their first-ever live theatre show, Big Hugs, created especially for the younger audience, and we have a family ticket to giveaway to one lucky reader.

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Shrek The Musical characters take residence at Sunderland Empire.

Shrek makes monster return to Sunderland Empire

Roll out the green carpet - Shrek’s making a monster of a return to Sunderland Empire.

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An image from These Streets Are Ours

Nine things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From an exhibition celebrating forgotten streets to a local X Factor favourite, there’s plenty going on around the region in the coming days.

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The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. Picture: PA.

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Everyone can stop searching - I’ve found the official cure for the January blues. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
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Strictly Come Dancing is here next week

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From waltzing to Wonderland, there’s a host of events taking place across the region in the coming days to keep you entertained.

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire.

Silk Road will be staged next month

Bitcoin-funded play to be staged at North East theatre

Alex Oates’ Silk Road, the first play to be funded by cryptocurrency Bitcoin, visits Live Theatre, Newcastle next month.

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The Westovian Theatre Society cast in new show Aladdin. Picture: D�jan Ease and Beth Haynes.

Beat the January blues with a dazzling performance of Aladdin

Panto fans can expect to be dazzled by the Westovians new show Aladdin which kicks off this week.

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Muhammad Ali in South Shields in 1977.

New play to celebrate famous year Muhammad Ali and the Queen came to South Shields

A new play inspired by arguably the greatest year in South Tyneside’s history is seeking people from the borough to be a part of it.

John Bishop will be in Sunderland this weekend

10 things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a controversial comic to high-flying motocross, there’s a host of events to banish your January blues taking place in the coming weeks.

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Laura Main in Shrek. Photos by Helen Maybanks

Call the Midwife star Laura Main on heading to Sunderland with Shrek the Musical

Laura Main’s swapping midwifery for monsters in her new role and she couldn’t be happier about the unusual job swap.

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Nights on Broadway - the Bee Gees Story

Win five pairs of tickets to five Sunderland Empire shows

A host of one-night spectaculars are set to hit the Sunderland Empire stage this month – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to each show.

Adam Rowe brings his Unbearable show to The Customs House on Thursday, January 18

Comedy shows to ensure 2018 kicks off with laughter in South Shields

Theatre-goers in South Tyneside are set to kick-off 2018 with laughter as a host of comedy shows come to a popular venue.

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File picture of Adam Thomas, as pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk, featuring former the Emmerdale star in the title role, were cancelled at the last minute. Picture by Ian West/PA Wire

Anger after North East pantomime featuring Emmerdale star Adam Thomas closes down early without warning

Pantomime fans were left outraged after the last performances of Jack And The Beanstalk were cancelled at the last minute.
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