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League of Gentlemen tour to make debut in Sunderland

Cult comedy The League of Gentlemen will kick off its first UK theatre tour in more than 12 years in Sunderland next summer.

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Sing-a-long with The Muppets

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

From pantomimes to muppets - there’s plenty going on in the region to keep you entertained this weekend.

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Peter Kay has cancelled his upcoming live tour.

Peter Kay cancels UK tour due to 'unforeseen family circumstances'

Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been cancelled because of "unforeseen family circumstances", the comedian said in a statement.
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Ovo by Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque Du Soleil announce string of North East dates with Ovo show

The magic of Cirque Du Soleil will return to the North East next year.

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Legally Blonde, starring Lucie Jones. Photos by Robert Workman

What to expect from Legally Blonde at Sunderland Empire

Oh my god you guys – prepare for more pink, more glitter and more fabulousness than the film when Legally Blonde heads to the Sunderland stage.

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Johnny Vegas poses with Amy Hallett in the Iona Club.

TV star Johnny Vegas makes surprise appearance in Hebburn club

It was a case of Viva Las Vegas for club regulars in Hebburn as a top comedian made a surprise appearance.

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Philip Meeks as Dame Trott and David Barrett as Jack with customer service advisors Joanne Herrick and Paul Wolfe at South Hylton Metro station.

Free Metro and Shields Ferry travel for Sunderland Empire panto-goers

The countdown to panto fun has officially begun as the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk arrived in Sunderland for rehearsals at the weekend.

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Torvill and Dean on skating to the North East with Dancing on Ice tour

Audiences will be able to wrap up warm and experience the spectacle of Dancing on Ice live when it zooms into the North East next year.

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The full cast

Review: Peter Pan at the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Producer, writer and director Michael Harrison has created yet another record breaking panto that is packed with fun and dancing and a good few explosions and soakings along the way.
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Game of Thrones star narrates dazzling retelling of Rumpelstiltskin in North East-made film

A gripping film telling the backstory to a mysterious fairy tale character has been put together in the North East - and you can watch it for free.
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Natasha Haws will star alongside dad Ray Spencer in the Customs House panto, The Lambton Worm

Father and daughter star together again in Customs House pantomime The Lambton Worm

A popular panto is proving to be a family affair once again.

Chris Ramsey at the Metro Radio Arena

Chris Ramsey announces North East tour dates

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey has announced a new tour for 2018, culminating in a headline slot at Metro Radio Arena.

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Blood Brothers

Review: Blood Brothers, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 2

Musicals aren’t usually known for their Shakespearean levels of tragic storytelling.

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Lily and the Snowbear at Arts Centre Washington

12 shows you can see in the North East this Christmas

It’s now just one month until Christmas - oh yes it is!

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David John Hopper, as Arbuthnot, with Ray Spencer as Dame Bella Ballcock.

Panto actor excited about performance with childhood hero in South Shields

A panto actor has told of his excitement as he gets ready to star alongside his childhood hero in South Shields.

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The full cast of the Lambton Worm in costume.

20,000 tickets sold already for Customs House pantomime The Lambton Worm

A whopping 20,000 people have said ‘Oh yes we will’ to this year’s Customs House pantomime.

Georgia Nicholson as Poison Pen from Penshaw.

Actors tell of excitement at taking on South Tyneside panto’s sister act

A seasoned performer is helping a panto newcomer learn the ropes as they prepare for curtain up.

Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Picture: Trevor Leighton.

Dancing on Ice tour skating back to the North East with four dates

Skating legends Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are bringing their spectacular Dancing on Ice show on tour.
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Demand to see Peter Kay's first live stand-up tour in eight years has been phenomenal.

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.

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