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 […]

 KatieBaggott

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

Spellbinding Sleeping Beauty comes to Sunderland Empire

A panto packed full of comedic jokes, colourful costumes, sensational song and dance and bags of audience participation – Sleeping Beauty is bound to keep you in the festive spirit this Christmas!  UK Productions, the producers behind Cinderella, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Aladdin return to the Sunderland Empire this festive […]

 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 […]

 Rachel Butler

Review – American Idiot at Sunderland Empire: ‘you’ll leave wanting to come back again and again!’

Review – American Idiot at Sunderland Empire: ‘you’ll leave wanting to come back again and again!’

With twists and turns and unexpected blows, it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and most of all, you'll leave wanting to come back again and again!

Multi award-winning musical American Idiot is rocking the Empire theatre in Sunderland this week, and Northern Lights went along on opening night to see what all the fuss was about, and boy, we were not disappointed! Based on the generation defining album by punk-rock legends Green Day of the same name, American Idiot was written by the bands […]

 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 […]

 

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

Theatre Space North East have met their funding target for their new project – ‘Collective Space’. The organisation is looking to renovate an old industrial building in Nile Street, in Sunderland so it can be turned into a community rehearsal space. They have raised over £2000 to pay for electrical, plumbing and other building works. […]

 

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

LISTEN: Theatre Space North East reaches target for new project

Theatre Space North East have met their funding target for their new project – ‘Collective Space’. The organisation is looking to renovate an old industrial building in Nile Street, in Sunderland so it can be turned into a community rehearsal space. They have raised over £2000 to pay for electrical, plumbing and other building works. […]

 Northern Lights

Shrek at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Shrek at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Shrek arrives at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre on its UK tour and it didn’t disappoint. Jordy Cernik went to the opening night and gives this review of the lovable ogre.

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