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South Tyneside theatre celebrates ‘takeover’ by young artists

Young people took to a South Tyneside theatre’s stage to celebrate them “taking over” the arts venue in 2016.

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Sleeping Beauty panto rehearsals
Faye Tozer as The Good Fairy

Sunderland Empire pantomime cast prepare for opening night

Yule love Sleeping Beauty - say the cast of this year’s Sunderland Empire pantomime.

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What Sunderland can expect from brand new musical Wonderland

Venture down the rabbit hole and meet a modern-day Alice when a new musical brings Wonderland to Sunderland.
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The Terpsichore after being damaged by high winds

Damaged Terpsichore statue to be reinstalled at Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire’s iconic Terpsichore statue is being returned to her rightful place in the city’s skyline this weekend.

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Tom Parker

The Wanted’s Tom Parker to appear on Sunderland stage

Grease is the word for a former member of boy band The Wanted.

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Sleeping Beauty's young dancers

Your chance for a family ticket to Sleeping Beauty + £50 Bridges gift card

City dancers have stars in their eyes about appearing in this year’s festive spectacular at Sunderland Empire.

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Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and John Patridge as Billy Flynn in Chicago.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3

Take a deliciously dark plot, mix in sizzling choreography, sprinkle liberally with razzle dazzle - and you have the perfect Chicago cocktail.

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The Cinderella cast take a bow.

REVIEW: Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

A flying horse-drawn carriage saw Cinderella arrive in spectacular panto style ... but it was a sell out Theatre Royal who had a ball.

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Sleeping Beauty at Sunderland Empire.
Faye Tozer as The Good Fairy

Seven shows to get you in the festive spirit this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and to celebrate we’ve rounded up eight of the top shows to get you in the festive mood.

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A previous SK Dance production

Sunderland school celebrates 20 years of dancing

A Sunderland performing arts school is celebrating 20 years of getting kids dancing.

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Larry Dean

Plenty of festive laughs - and presents - to be had at Jason Cook’s Comedy Club

There will be plenty of laughs – and presents – as Christmas comes early for audiences at South Tyneside theatre.

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Writer-in-Residence Rob Young

Sunderland plays to tackle sex and death

Sex and death in Sunderland: Duo of plays feature city in dramatic light

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Mica Paris on why she can’t wait to razzle dazzle Sunderland in Chicago

Mica Paris on why she can’t wait to razzle dazzle Sunderland in Chicago

With her sassy attitude and big voice, Mica Paris is a natural fit to play Mama Morton.

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Jerry Sadowitz

Review: Jerry Sadowitz - Newcastle Tyne Theatre

Jery Sadowitz may be the bete noire of alternative comedy but there is no way you can ignore him.

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Liam Tamne as Frank-N-Furter

REVIEW: Rocky Horror Show, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, November 12

You can always trust a Sunderland crowd to be vocal.

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Adam Penny, left, commercial manager at Lucion Services, and John Appleton, chairman at The Royalty Theatre.

Business backs community theatre

An act of kindness from a North East-based business will ensure that the Royalty Theatre in Sunderland is able to continue entertaining the public with its regular drama productions.

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The Rocky Horror Show

Your chance to get hold of tickets for Rocky Horror in Sunderland

Dust off your suspenders and strap yourself in for a rocky ride - the cheekiest show in theatre is back in Sunderland.

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Mamma Mia! to play Sunderland for four weeks on first UK tour

Mamma Mia! to play Sunderland for four weeks on first UK tour

Dust off your satin jumpsuits - Mamma Mia! is heading to Sunderland.

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Jerry Sadowitz

Cult comic Jerry Sadowitz to play North-East date

Cult comic Jerry Sadowitz plays a North-East date at Newcastle Tyne Theatre on Friday, November 11.

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Tommy Steele in The Glenn Miller Story

Tommy Steele on returning to the Sunderland Empire in Glenn Miller musical

Entertainer Tommy Steele returns to Sunderland Empire next month 60 years to the date of his first stage appearance.

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