Theatre

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Students from the University of Sunderland delivered a vibrant and colourful performance that exuded professionalism in Seussical The Musical at the Customs House last week. The show was high in energy and the talented cast sang and danced their way through lively and heart-warming chorus numbers to bring the wacky world of Dr. Seuss to […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

The magical stories of Dr. Seuss are coming to life in the University of Sunderland’s Seussical the Musical at the Customs House in South Shields this March. The show features some of Seuss’s most recognisable characters, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, plucked straight from the pages of his most famous […]

 Alexander Beard

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – Review

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – Review

Unsurprisingly, a little over a year after his death, the memory of David Bowie and his musical impact has been steadfastly preserved. What with the gigantic success of his final album Blackstar, the television documentary 'The Last Five Years' and his recent Grammys triumph – Bowie has been almost ever-present in the public consciousness since he passed aged 69 last January.

  With that being said, it is little surprise that Bowie’s music eventually inspired a stage show – a one man performance in fact – that came to The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland on Valentine’s Day night. From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a line taken from the Bowie classic Life on Mars, was written […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland Review

Wonderland Review

Following  its shows around the world, from the likes of Texas to Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated musical ‘Wonderland’ received a British production and made its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Throughout the show the story comes back to the message that people should have confidence in themselves and not be controlled by […]

 Alexander Beard

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

For those of us who are tired of the traditional Valentine’s Day meal, The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland has an alternative offering. The clue is in the title, as the music of the late David Bowie is brought to life in an imaginative and unexpected way. This solo show tells the story of Martin, a […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

The world of Wonderland comes to Sunderland this week, as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is adapted into a musical. The North East has very strong connections to Carroll and his creation. He frequently visited his cousins in Whitburn, allegedly completing his work there. Carroll also played croquet at Whitburn Hall where the owner […]

 Ben Park

Wicked to return to the Sunderland Empire in 2018

Wicked to return to the Sunderland Empire in 2018

Prepare to head back to Oz once again as award winning musical Wicked is set to return to the Sunderland Empire stage late next year. The musical, which was last at the Empire in March and April 2015, was seen by more than 56,000 people on Wearside and will return to Sunderland for a four-week […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

Atlas Theatre Company: Go down the rabbit hole with a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland

Atlas Theatre Company: Go down the rabbit hole with a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland

University of Sunderland drama group, Atlas Theatre Company, is performing ALICE, a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland. Written by the company’s founder, the play features a twist on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Performances are Friday December 9 at 7:30 and Saturday December 10 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm. Click here for tickets.

 KatieBaggott

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

The West End of the North East brings this age old magical tale with a contemporary twist! The Brothers Grimm meet their match with Martin Dodd’s colourful, farcical production of the classic fairytale at the opening night of the pantomime. The dazzling, battling duo – Faye Tozer, the Good Fairy and Vicky Entwistle who plays […]

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