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 […]

 plamedie

Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Footloose: Electric performance gains a standing ovation on opening night

Synchronised dancing, perfect harmonies and a love triangle that leaves you on the brink of your seat, the cast of Footloose brought impeccable energy to the Sunderland Empire on Tuesday October 11.

The world-famous musical comes to town this week and defines what dancing really is all about as underdog Luke Baker lights up the stage at the Sunderland Empire. Adapted from the hit moving picture, Director Racky Plews conveys Dean Pitchford’s artistic dream to the big stage with a spectacular cast. Luke Baker, Hannah Price, Joanna […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

Avenue Q Review

Avenue Q Review

#TBT to our girls’ @HamiltonMusical debut last Friday. They betta werk, werk. #Ham4Ham #AvenueQ A photo posted by Avenue Q (@avenueqmusical) on Apr 7, 2016 at 9:28am PDT From the beginning, you know that Avenue Q isn’t going to be your every day, run-of-the-mill musical when the first F-bomb is dropped less than ten minutes […]

 Michael Cross

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

Every generation has an album that defines them, and for the teens and punk lover of the early millennium, Green Day’s American Idiot is that album. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide and was made into a Broadway Musical in 2010. It is now touring the UK, with Newton Faulkner and X-Factor’s Amelia Lily, […]

 Justin Chew

A Rose by any other Name

A Rose by any other Name

Mawar, which means ‘rose’ in the Malay language, is a musical play which was staged at Northumbria University’s Student Union, the Domain on March 13. It was produced as part of Malaysian Night 2016, which was a collaboration between the universities of Durham, Newcastle, and Northumbria in order to promote and celebrate Malaysian culture. Mawar […]

 Michael Cross

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Sunderland Empire next week!

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Sunderland Empire next week!

Celebrating its 40th year, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show is on one of the biggest ever tours across the UK. Crash-landing at Sunderland Empire on 15 till 20 February, the rock ‘n’ roll musical sees a whole new cast take to the stage, packed with familiar faces from music, reality TV and soap land. […]

 Libby Bateman

Review: Calamity Jane @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Calamity Jane @ Sunderland Empire

After a 20-minute delay due to technical difficulties backstage, the Wild West tale of Calamity Jane kicked off with a thigh-slapping knees-up and an all-singing and dancing cast. It didn’t take long for the cast to get back into the swing of things after the initial delay, although it did affect their performance at first. […]

 Michael Cross

Interview: Emily Tierny as Wicked's Glinda The Good Witch

Interview: Emily Tierny as Wicked's Glinda The Good Witch

A self-confessed beach bum and from a family of two sisters and a brother – which she describes as “the Von Trapps” – Emily Tierny talks about playing Glinda in Wicked. She has been playing girly-Glinda for the last 18 months, and is flying to Sunderland Empire at the end of March for three weeks. […]

 Emma O'Neill

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Sunderland Empire Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Sunderland Empire Theatre

The award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes Sunderland Empire Theatre in January for a limited run. The National Theatre show directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be performed from January 20 – 24. Nicholas Hytner’s production tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really […]