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Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company

Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company

Music, murder, drama and Deloris – that’s what you get from the Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company’s production of Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy. The show, adapted from the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, was brought to life at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, and this amateur production is not one to be missed. […]

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Sister Act comes to the Theatre Royal

Sister Act comes to the Theatre Royal

“Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough,” to keep you from seeing Sister Act at the Theatre Royal this summer. The Divine Musical Comedy, first graced our cinema screens back in 1992, when Whoopi Goldberg took on the starring role as Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer trying […]

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The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel set to be one of the best sequels to date

The sequel to the award-winning Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hits UK cinemas on February 27. An all-star cast, which includes Dev Patel, Maggie Smith, Judy Dench and Bill Nighy, return to the retirement hotel in India where hotelier Sonny (Patel) now dreams of expansion. The British expats are stirred out of their comfortable “just-so” dispositions, […]

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Interview: Ben Kuwas – small time filmmaker turns international writer

Interview: Ben Kuwas – small time filmmaker turns international writer

“Could I have a six-inch Italian BMT on honey oat bread please?” “Toasted?” “Yes, please.” Subway is the fast-food establishment of choice for Benjamin Kuwas, former University of Sunderland graduate, now film writing aficionado. A creature of habit, he rarely orders anything but the usual, and even less will eat elsewhere by choice. Strange, perhaps, […]

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The curious incident of the dog in the Night-Time comes to the Sunderland Empire

The curious incident of the dog in the Night-Time comes to the Sunderland Empire

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time returns to the region for another run. The show was a huge hit at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, and now it makes its way across both the Tyne and the Wear to set up sticks at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre from August 11 to August 15. […]

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Review: Top Gear Live

Review: Top Gear Live

Top Gear hasn’t always flirted with controversy. It used to be a programme about testing cars, mucking around and having fun, and showing off the best the motor industry has to offer. So if anyone thought that Top Gear Live was going to be horribly offensive (the way TG is certainly perceived to be nowadays), […]

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Top Gear Live comes to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

Top Gear Live comes to Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena

The explosive Top Gear Live screeches into Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena for three days this February. The infamous trio of Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond, are going on a UK tour, turning their hit TV show into a live motoring comedy, and what Top Gear show would be complete without brilliant pyrotechnics? “We’ll […]

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Durham Film Festival returns

Durham Film Festival returns

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_WYMkzjrDQ] The Durham Film Festival returns between February 20-21 for a fourth year, to exhibit some of the best student and professional films from around the country. Run by the Durham Student Film Society, the festival is not simply screenings and awards.  The second day is filled with workshops from industry professionals on screenwriting, […]

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Review: Repetitive jokes and a bearable performance by Johnny Depp in Mortdecai

Review: Repetitive jokes and a bearable performance by Johnny Depp in Mortdecai

In the last 10 years, Johnny Depp has been in a lot of films, and in doing so has raked in a lot of money.  Has he always been good in those films? Mostly. Have those films been critically acclaimed? Mostly not. So when Depp is cast as a bumbling English aristocrat, and notorious art […]

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How your choir can perform at Godspell's Sunderland Empire Theatre performance

How your choir can perform at Godspell's Sunderland Empire Theatre performance

  Legendary rock musical Godspell is back, and is coming to the Sunderland Empire Theatre for one night only on Sunday May 3. Director Russell Scott is taking Godspell in Concert on a 12 week UK tour, and spending one night in Sunderland’s top theatre, bringing with him the likes of Jade Ewen, Andy Abraham, Leanne […]