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Miss Saigon set to be one of the biggest productions ever staged at Sunderland Empire

Hankies at the ready – Miss Saigon is heading to Sunderland and if it doesn’t move you to tears, nothing will.

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Andrew Finnigan as Lecky and Chris Connel as Uncle Freddie

Homegrown talent set to star in South Shields summer programme

Homegrown talent is to take centre stage in South Shields this summer.

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Rock of Ages is in Sunderland next summer

Cast announced for Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire

It’s been announced who will star in Rock of Ages when the smash hit musical head to Sunderland Empire next year.

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Lee Ridley. Photo: TOM DYMOND/SYCO/THAMES ITV.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy announces North East tour date

Britain’s Got Talent winner Lost Voice Guy has announced a show in Newcastle next year.

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The plays will be performed at The Customs House.

New writers given chance to shine as plays showcased in South Shields

Theatre-goers in South Tyneside are set to enjoy two new plays as competition winners show they are made of the write stuff.

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Win tickets to five different Sunderland Empire shows this summer

Win tickets to five different Sunderland Empire shows this summer

We’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire to give away tickets to five top music shows coming up this summer.

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Hairspray the Musical

Win tickets to Hairspray at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

Larger-than-life musical Hairspray returns to the region later this month, with X Factor’s Brenda Edwards in the role of Motormouth Maybelle. The Guide caught up with her to find out why it’s a role that’s close to her heart.

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Johnny Vegas will appear in the festival.

TV star Johnny Vegas added to comedy festival line-up in South Shields

High-profile comedian Johnny Vegas is set to entertain fans in South Tyneside this summer.
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Lee Ridley. Photo: TOM DYMOND/SYCO/THAMES ITV.

Britain’s Got Talent finalist Lost Voice Guy added to festival line-up

Fresh from winning a place in the final of Britain’s Got Talent, Lost Voice Guy has been added to the bill for this year’s South Tyneside Comedy Festival.

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Win 25 pairs of gold tickets to Kynren worth £80 a pair

Win 25 pairs of gold tickets to Kynren worth £80 a pair

Outdoor spectacular Kynren returns this summer - and you could be there for free.

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Madalena Alberto as Eva Peron in Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle.

REVIEW: Evita, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A social climbing actress marries into power and influence! Sound familiar?
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Gangsta Granny

Win tickets to see David Walliams’s Gangsta Granny on stage

Gangsta Granny is set to ambush the stage at Newcastle Theatre Royal later this month - and you could be there for free.

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Bill Kenwright production of'EVITA'lyrics by Tim Rice'music by Andrew Lloyd Webber'directed by Bob Thomson and Bill Kenwright

Win tickets to Evita at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal

One of the most popular musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Time Rice’s Evita is returning to Newcastle Theatre Royal later this month from May 22-26.

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Birdsong will be at Durham Gala

10 top things to do in the North East in May

From a West End spectacular to wrestling, there’s plenty going on in the region this May.

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Matilda The Musical is running at the Sunderland Empire until June 2

REVIEW: Matilda, Sunderland Empire, until June 2

All good things come to those who wait...

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The play will chart the success story of South Shields FC, including their stunning win at Wembley. Picture by Peter Talbot.

From Peterlee to Wembley: South Shields FC’s rise to be told on stage in new play

The worlds of theatre and sport are set to meet in a new play celebrating the remarkable rise of South Shields FC.

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South Shields theatre reveals summer show lineup - will you be going?

South Shields theatre reveals summer show lineup - will you be going?

A packed programme of shows have been unveiled for the summer season at a South Tyneside theatre.

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Grant boost for South Shields youth theatre project from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

Grant boost for South Shields youth theatre project from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation

The man behind some of the world’s most famous musicals has given his backing to a South Shields-based youth-inspired theatre programme.

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Stuart Maconie on retracing the Jarrow March – and bringing the story back to South Tyneside

Stuart Maconie has been responsible for penning numerous bestsellers while also entertaining loyal listeners on the BBC6 airwaves.

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Be afraid - Miss Trunchbull is heading to Sunderland in Matilda the Musical

The most fearsome shot putter in theatre is thundering to Wearside next week.

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