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Les Miserables announces eight-week run at North East theatre

Beloved production Les Misérables will run in the North East for eight weeks as part of its first UK tour in almost a decade.

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The Kite Runner on stage

Win tickets to see The Kite Runner at Theatre Royal, Newcastle

After two West Ends seasons playing to more than 100,000 people The Kite Runner is heading out on a UK tour, much to the delight of director Giles Croft.

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Benidorm is coming to the stage

Benidorm Live announce Sunderland Empire dates

See your favourite stars from the Solana when Benidorm Live makes its Sunderland Empire debut.

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Doggie Diner Sunderland give Sunderland Empire Legally Blonde show local dog star Frankie a pampering.'From left Abbie Gibson, owner Gill Gibson and Stephanie Robinson

Sunderland dog laps up star treatment for leading role in Legally Blonde

Putting in a show-stealing performance is all in a day’s work for Sunderland dog Frank Frater.

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CINDERELLA by Prokofiev ;''Directed by Mathew Bourne ;'Designed by Lez Brotherston ;'at the Saddlers Wells Theatre, London, UK ;'23 November 2017 ;'Credit : Johan Persson /

Review: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 28

There may not be a pumpkin in sight, but Matthew Bourne’s vivid reimagining of Cinderella is every bit as enchanting as the original.

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Brian Conley is at Sunderland Empire later this month

Reader offer: tickets to Brian Conley at Sunderland Empire

Ahead of Brian Conley’s appearance at Sunderland Empire next week, we’ve teamed up with the theatre to offer readers the chance to see the show for just £15.

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Rowan McCabe

Door-to-door poet to perform at Sunderland’s Peacock pub

The world’s first Doorstep Poet is to stage a one-man show in Sunderland.

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Legally Blonde is at Sunderland Empire next week

Win tickets to Legally Blonde at Sunderland Empire

Legally Blonde returns to Sunderland Empire next week – and you could be there for free.

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West End Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots to make its Sunderland Empire debut

Kinky Boots will be walking their way to Wearside as the hit musical makes its Sunderland debut.

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The Band

Review: The Band, Take That musical, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until April 14

The year was 1995. I’d just turned 13 and to celebrate this teen milestone, my dad drove me and my friend all the way to Manchester and back to see Take That perform.

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Hayley Tamaddon in the lead role of Millie

Win tickets to Thoroughly Modern Millie at Sunderland Empire

Thoroughly Modern Millie is toe-tapping its way to Wearside next week – and you could be there for free.

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Tickets for James Martin's latest tour go on sale on Friday.

TV chef James Martin to visit North East on upcoming UK tour

Superstar chef and TV personality James Martin is visiting the North East as part of his autumn tour of the UK.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia

Win family tickets to Coppelia workshops at Sunderland Empire

Fancy learning more about the lifts and leaps of ballet?

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REVIEW: The Jungle Book, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until March 31

There's a whole lot of monkeying around on the stage at Newcastle's Theatre Royal this week.

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Declan Egan, Dayle Hodge, Simon Bailey & Lewis Griffiths. Picture: Brinkhoff & Mgenburg.

Review: Jersey Boys, Sunderland Empire until March 31

I tried really, really hard not to start this review by saying, "oh, what a night".

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The Peacock

Sunderland pub to host play about maligned SAFC player David Corner

An award-winning show about Sunderland AFC returns to Wearside next month.

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Claire Sweeney in Crazy For You

Win tickets to Crazy For You starring Claire Sweeney and Tom Chambers at Sunderland Empire

Crazy For You is high-kicking its way to Sunderland – and you could be there for free.

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Jersey Boys left to right, Declan Egan, Dayle Hodge, Simon Bailey and Lewis Griffiths, performing at the Sunderland Empire.

Jersey Boys opens at Sunderland Empire for fortnight’s run

The most famous red coats in musical theatre have worked their way back to Wearside.

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Writer and performer Kamaal Hussain.

Showman visits South Tyneside to collect stories for production

A showman is in South Tyneside to collect stories which will shape a production touring the borough later this month.

David Walliams and the cast of Awful Auntie

Win: A family ticket to David Walliams’ Awful Auntie at Sunderland Empire

Ahead of Awful Auntie heading to Sunderland Empire this summer, Diane Parkes chats to hit children’s author David Walliams

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