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The cast of Thriller Live moonwalk into Sunderland

The cast of Thriller Live have moonwalked into Sunderland - and they Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.

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The cast of Beautiful

Bronté Barbé on bringing Carole King musical Beautiful to Sunderland

How do you step into the shoes of a living legend?

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Matilda book cake statue. From left Coun John Kelly, Empire learning officer Anthony Hope and Sunderland's library Sue Potts

Matilda-style workshops delivered at Sunderland libraries

Sunderland Library Service has unveiled a Matilda-inspired Cake of Books ahead of the hit show’s North East debut.

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Legally Blonde heads to Sunderland to find four-legged stars at dog auditions

The Empire went barking mad as auditions were held to find a local dog to take a lead role in Legally Blonde.

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Thriller Live

Win: Tickets to Thriller Live at Sunderland Empire

Thriller Live is moonwalking to Wearside next week - and you could be there for free.

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Take a peek backstage at Shrek the musical at Sunderland Empire

Shrek is a monster musical in more ways than one.

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The prize is for two adults and two children

Win: A family ticket to sing-a-long-a Beauty and the Beast at Sunderland Empire

Be our guest at Sunderland Empire.

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Shrek The Musical Fairytale characters take residence at Sunderland Empire

Katie Bulmer-Cooke: Why the Sunderland Empire is such a great attraction

Last Wednesday I swapped my gym gear and trainers for some ‘normal’ clothes and along with my Dad and my little girl, headed to the Empire Theatre for the opening night of Shrek.

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The Nutcracker

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From a monster musical to beautiful ballet, there’s plenty going on in the region this weekend.

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Laura Main as Princess Fiona and Steffan Harri as Shrek. Picture: Helen Maybanks.

Review: Shrek the Musical, Sunderland Empire

If you believe in fairytales then Sunderland Empire is definitely the place to be.
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Teletubbies Live

Win: family ticket to Teletubbies Live

The world-famous Teletubbies are to star in their first-ever live theatre show, Big Hugs, created especially for the younger audience, and we have a family ticket to giveaway to one lucky reader.

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Shrek The Musical characters take residence at Sunderland Empire.

Shrek makes monster return to Sunderland Empire

Roll out the green carpet - Shrek’s making a monster of a return to Sunderland Empire.

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An image from These Streets Are Ours

Nine things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From an exhibition celebrating forgotten streets to a local X Factor favourite, there’s plenty going on around the region in the coming days.

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The cast of Five Kinds of Silence

Sunderland’s Royalty Theatre to stage hard-hitting drama Five Kinds of Silence

The Royalty Theatre raises the curtain on its first production of 2018 this week.

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The cast of the Strictly Come Dancing live tour. Picture: PA.

Review: Strictly Come Dancing Live, Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

Everyone can stop searching - I’ve found the official cure for the January blues. It’s the Strictly Come Dancing tour.
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CHUF representatives with Luna, Emma and Sergio Petrucci

How Sunderland Empire audiences have helped save little lives

Generous theatre-goers have helped to save little lives after a year of charity donations at Sunderland Empire.

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Strictly Come Dancing is here next week

Eight great things to do in the North East this weekend and beyond

From waltzing to Wonderland, there’s a host of events taking place across the region in the coming days to keep you entertained.

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Gary Barlow and Tim Firth with the cast of Calendar Girls

Gary Barlow’s Calendar Girls to play Sunderland Empire

Make a date for your diary when Fern Britton heads up an all-star cast for Calendar Girls’ return to the Sunderland Empire.

Lucie Jones with Bruiser

Hunt launched for Sunderland dog to take the lead in hit musical

Does your dog have the Rex factor?

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Silk Road will be staged next month

Bitcoin-funded play to be staged at North East theatre

Alex Oates’ Silk Road, the first play to be funded by cryptocurrency Bitcoin, visits Live Theatre, Newcastle next month.

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