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Joe McElderry on heading home with his own tour

Joe McElderry’s planning to give north east audiences the time of their lives when he brings his new show to the region.

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'Joey' the horse, from the stage production of War Horse, pictured outside Sunderland Empire Theatre in High Street West.

Sunderland Empire and the Fire Station to benefit from National Theatre project

The acclaimed National Theatre has chosen Sunderland as one of only six areas to benefit from a new national arts engagement project.

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Luna Petrucci and her dad Sergio, right, with Children's Heart Unit Fund's Charlotte Campbell, and Empire theatre staff, hosting an Afternoon Tea in aid of the charity.

Sunderland youngster inspires rare afternoon tea treat at Sunderland Empire

It was time for tea at Sunderland Empire as the historic venue threw its doors open for a special charity event.

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, July 8

An evening with Jane Eyre is like catching up over a cuppa with an old friend.

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John Partridge prepares to shimmy to the Sunderland stage in La Cage Aux Folles

John Partridge prepares to shimmy to the Sunderland stage in La Cage Aux Folles

John Partridge bares all – quite literally – in his dazzling role as drag artist Albin and his alter ego Zaza.

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Cast of Dirty Dancing perform famous lift at Roker beach

The cast of Dirty Dancing rumba’d into Roker to practice the musical’s iconic lift.

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Dirty Dancing is at the Empire all this week

REVIEW: Dirty Dancing, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, July 1

Nobody puts Baby in the corner, but what about Johnny?

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JANE EYRE UK Tour 2017Royal National Theatre

Win: Two pairs of tickets to Jane Eyre, Theatre Royal Newcastle

An inventive take on one of the greatest novels of all time is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal – and you could be there for free.

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What a feeling! Flashdance announces one-week run at Sunderland Empire

Dust off your leg warmers! Flashdance - The Musical is coming to town.

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WIN: Family ticket for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Theatre Royal Newcastle

WIN: Family ticket for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Theatre Royal Newcastle

A much-loved tiger is roaring into Newcastle – and you and your family could see him for free.

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Planet Circus are in Seaburn

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

From death-defying stunts to swinging Sixties nostalgia, there’s plenty of events and gigs taking place in the region this weekend and beyond.

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Dreamboats and Petticoats is in the region next week

Win: Three pairs of tickets to Dreamboats and Petticoats at Sunderland Empire

Be transported back to the Swinging ‘60s when hit musical Dreamboats and Petticoats heads back to Sunderland Empire.

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Dryburn Theatrical Workshop are staging Spamalot

Spamalot to gallop into County Durham theatre

Monty Python’s award-winning and manic musical Spamalot is galloping into Chester-le-Street this week to the sound of banging coconut shells with Dryburn Theatrical Workshop.

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Matilda and Madeline

Young dancers set to get their wings in Swan Lake at Sunderland Empire

Two young dancers are hoping to get their wings as they take to the stage in a professional production of one of the greatest ballets of all time.

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Prince

Theatre announcement: Prince musical to play Sunderland Empire

The music of the late great Prince will be celebrated in a new musical coming to Sunderland Empire.

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That That

Ten things to do this weekend and beyond

From Take That to classic cars and a rowing regatta, there’s plenty going on in the region.

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The newly-refurbished Dress Circle bar

Rare opportunity for a traditional afternoon tea at Sunderland Empire

Enjoy a 1920’s afternoon tea in the Edwardian surroundings of Sunderland Empire as it opens its doors for a special event.

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Diana Vickers, who is set to star in a new musical choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood. The Strictly Come Dancing judge has teamed up with musical theatre writer Warner Brown for Son Of A Preacher Man, a new touring show that features the hits of Dusty Springfield.

X Factor singer Diana Vickers to star in Craig Revel Horwood's Dusty Springfield musical at Sunderland Empire

Former X Factor contestant Diana Vickers is set to star in a new musical choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood.

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Last year's Plays in the Park series

City parks taken over for plays programme

All the world’s a stage as thespians prepare to bring a series of Shakespeare plays to city parks.

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A scene from Ned Corvan's Music Hall

REVIEW: Ned Corvan’s Music Hall, Durham Gala Theatre

If you thought a play about a Victorian music hall act would be boring, think again!

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