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WIN: Tickets to see movie musical Iconic at Sunderland Empire

A show which brings together music from blockbuster films such as Kill Bill and Batman is heading to Sunderland - and you could be there for free.

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Catwoman in Batman

WIN: Tickets to see movie musical Iconic at Sunderland Empire

A show which brings together music from blockbuster films such as Kill Bill and Batman is heading to Sunderland - and you could be there for free.

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Review: The Full Monty at the Sunderland Empire

Review: The Full Monty at the Sunderland Empire

If there is one show that is a must-see for 2017 then it has to be the Full Monty.

The Full Monty returns to the Sunderland Empire.
From left Kai Owen, Anthony Lewis, Gary Lucy, Chris Fountain, Louis Emerick and Andrew Dunn

Will theatre stars bare all on return to the Sunderland Empire stage?

Hold on to your hats, The Full Monty are back in town.

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Picture c/o Kluens | Cuffe & Taylor.

Jason Donovan announces 'Midlife Crisis' North East dates

Eighties Australian legend Jason Donovan has announced two dates in the North East as part of a UK tour.
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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Cinderella

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella, Sunderland Empire, until March 18

A retelling of a classic fairytale and a highly rewarding one at that.

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Jack Hindmarch with dancers in Copacabana

Washington schoolboy brings Barry Manilow musical to life

Music and passion are always in fashion for a teen actor as he takes on a role in Copacabana.

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Blood Brothers at Theatre Royal Newcastle

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Sunday For Sammy producer Ray Laidlaw at the Metro Radio Arena.

Sunday For Sammy is coming back - and lots more people will be able to see it

Sunday For Sammy is set to return - and it'll be bigger and better than ever.

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The Odd Couple at Royalty Theatre

The Odd Couple to be staged at Sunderland theatre

The Royalty Theatre’s latest offering will be the much-loved comedy, The Odd Couple.

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood brings new Son of a Preacher Man musical to Sunderland

The first ever UK tour of new musical, Son of A Preacher Man, will come to Sunderland this September.

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Ned Corvan

Sunderland play celebrates life of working class hero who championed striking shipbuilders

The North East’s first professional singer/songwriter who championed the rights of striking shipbuilders will be celebrated in a play being staged at Sunderland Minster.

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Vincent and Flavia

Vincent and Flavia come out of retirement for Sunderland show

Despite saying they were hanging up their dancing shoes, Vincent and Flavia are back and heading to Sunderland.

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Comedian Patrick Monahan comes to Fleetwood Marine Hall

The Deer Shed Festival announces theatre shows for this year’s event.

The north’s favourite family-friendly event, Deer Shed Festival, has announced its theatre shows for this year.

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REVIEW: Hedda Gabler, This is Not a Love Story, Northern Stage

Loud percussion music, passionate, emotive, intense, sets the atmosphere, from the off. Hedda, an aristocrat's daughter, marries an academic, Tessman and for her, life is over as she knew it.

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Adele Robbins, "Odette" and Oli Speers, "Prince Sergei",  with members of the Corps de Ballet, English Youth Ballet (EYB) .

Chance to shine in Sunderland Swan Lake auditions

Have you got what it takes to be a ballet star?

Kelly Monahan and dog Bella are to star in La Boheme

Seaham dog takes ‘lead’ role in Sunderland Empire opera

Bella Bear has a real wag in her tail after finding out she’d won the lead role in an Empire show.

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Danielle Hope (Sandy), Tom Parker (Danny) and Louisa Lytton (Rizzo). Photo: Paul Coltas.

The Wanted’s Tom Parker is taking to the Sunderland stage

Tom Parker’s gone from wowing at The White House with The Wanted to donning the black leather jacket of Danny Zucko as he embarks on his first musical theatre role.

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Birmingham Stage Company presents Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. Picture by Mark Douet

REVIEW: Gangsta Granny - Billingham Forum Theatre

Comedian David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novel is brilliantly brought to life in this uproarious stage version.

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Rita Simons Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Legally Blonde to return to Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire will be in the pink when Legally Blonde returns to the venue with a new tour.

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