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REVIEW: Cirque Du Soleil, Varekai, Newcastle Arena, until February 19

How on earth did they do that?!

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BRB's Cinderella

Have a ball with Cinderella at Sunderland Empire

A fleet of articulated lorries, harnessing the equivalent power of 4,000 horses, is bringing Birmingham Royal Ballet to Sunderland Empire with its tour of Cinderella.

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Jessica Johnson

Sunderland actress to star in stage adaptation of hit 80s film

A Sunderland actress will step into Julie Walters’ shoes to take on the lead role in an adaptation of hit film Educating Rita.

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The Blues Brothers.

Three for free: Win a weekend of entertainment at Sunderland Empire

A trio of one night shows are set to hit the city this week and we’ve teamed up with Sunderland Empire to give one lucky winner the chance to win a weekend of entertainment.

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From left: from left: James Errington, Andrew Barella, Alex Goodchild

Oscar Wilde-themed play staged at Sunderland theatre

The Royalty Theatre has opened 2017 with a production of the Oscar Wilde-themed The Judas Kiss.

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Pride and Prejudice is in Newcastle next week

WIN: Tickets to see Pride and Prejudice this Valentine’s night

One of Jane Austen’s most romantic comedy novels is coming to the North East stage this Valentine’s - and you could be there for free.

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Mixtape performers

Sunderland pub quiz merges music with sketches

Comedy and music combine in a new music quiz coming to a city centre pub.

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Curious Connections Youth Theatre, 'Beyond the Band Pit' project visit Wonderland at Sunderland Empire

Sunderland youngsters venture down the rabbit hole for Wonderland workshop

City youngsters made sure they weren’t late for a very important date when they went behind the scenes at Wonderland musical.

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Kerry Ellis and Stephen Webb as Jack and Alice

REVIEW: Wonderland, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, February 4

Venture down the rabbit hole to see Alice in Sunderland.

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Familiar faces to star in new play which premieres in South Tyneside

Familiar faces to star in new play which premieres in South Tyneside

The cast of a new play which will premier at a South Tyneside theatre will feature some familiar faces.

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The Gunge Show.

Shows not to miss this season at Arts Centre Washington

A new year and a new season full of theatre, dance, music, exhibitions, comedy and films at Arts Centre Washington.

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Entertainer Ray Spencer hosts special gala show to mark his 60th birthday

Entertainer Ray Spencer hosts special gala show to mark his 60th birthday

A much-loved entertainer is inviting South Tynesiders to help make his 60th birthday extra special.

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Jonny & the Baptists

From Bowie to Viv Albertine - diary dates not to miss in the new Sunderland Stages programme

The curtain’s been raised on the new Sunderland Stages season.

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Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

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Watch: What to expect from Wicked at Sunderland Empire

The news that Sunderland Empire will welcome back hit musical Wicked seems to have left readers spellbound.

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REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Not for naught is the acting profession renowned for its superstition.

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The cast of Beauty and The Beast.

REVIEW: Beauty and the Beast, Westovian Theatre, South Shields, until January 21

You think it’s all over? Oh well no it isn’t, pantomime is still alive and well.

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Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Former Shields Gazette and Sunderland Echo editor co-writes darkly comic play about fake news and struggling newspapers

Two former journalists are putting a play about local newspapers on to the stage.

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