Emily Mertens

REVIEW: WICKED’s Theatre Production

REVIEW: WICKED’s Theatre Production

From September 6, Wicked will take over the Sunderland Empire stage for 21 nights with their wizardry magic and heart-warming melodies. Expect Dorothy’s iconic red shoes to make an entrance, get ready to find out who The Tin Man really is, and most importantly, discover the true villain in the world of Oz. Wicked tells […]

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Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

Saxophonist Joe Reeve on his goals, his inspiration and where he hopes to be in five years

You might recognise Joe Reeve as the enthusiastic saxophonist who regularly performs in Newcastle’s top clubs: House of Smith, Madame Koo and Florita’s. Speaking to Emily Mertens, he reveals why he began this journey and how he hopes it can eventually take him around the world. Many musicians have idols. And these idols influence musicians […]

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REVIEW: How To Get Away With Murder Season Four

REVIEW: How To Get Away With Murder Season Four

How To Get Away With Murder has two personalities. Firstly, its murder-frenzy side. These episodes are fast-paced, shocking and extremely engaging. They make it difficult to look away from the screen and make waiting for the next episode excruciatingly hard. The other, is more in-depth and thought-provoking – like a wiser older sister. They look […]

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‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!’ set to hit Screens in July

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again!’ set to hit Screens in July

Here we go again! Get your dancing shoes on and singing voices ready as Mamma Mia is set to return to UK screens on July 27. The first hit film, based on ABBA’s greatest hits, follows Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) preparing for her wedding. She secretly invites three men from her mother’s past, one of which […]

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Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Popular comedian Michael McIntyre will take to the stage for two nights at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5, 2018. The suited and booted comedian is no stranger to the stage and has performed for hundreds of sold-out shows around the world. His 2012 tour was the biggest selling […]

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Sam Smith set for Debut Performance at Metro Radio Arena

Sam Smith set for Debut Performance at Metro Radio Arena

On Wednesday, Sam Smith heads to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for his debut performance at the venue. His most recent album, ‘The Thrill Of It All’, was released in November and features the hit singles ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ and ‘One Last Song.’ It topped the UK Albums Chart in the first week […]

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Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long-a special at Sunderland Empire

Beauty and the Beast sing-a-long-a special at Sunderland Empire

Next week, grab the chance to sing your hearts out at Sunderland Empire’s newest sing-a-long-a special of Beauty and the Beast. Experience the new singalong version of the live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, which came out just before Christmas. It is the latest iconic Disney classic to get the real-life makeover, after […]

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Thrilling, captivating and outright gory – Westworld so far

Thrilling, captivating and outright gory – Westworld so far

Recently we’re seeing a trend in television series being created based on popular films. This trend has produced Scream, based on the horror movies, Taken is currently being turned into a series, and the new show Westworld, is based on Michael Crichton’s 1973 film of the same name. The feature-length Westworld was nominated for three awards, proving […]

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Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Review: The 1975 Flaunt Their New Style In Small Concert

Never have I been to a concert as vibrant and colourful as the 1975’s, which is something I never would have expected myself to say. Their theme of only black and white in their previous EPs, albums and concerts was almost ditched, creating a more lively atmosphere full of colour. I have seen the 1975 […]

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Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen Concert

Review: Catfish and the Bottlemen Concert

Catfish and the Bottlemen first formed in 2007. The four members include Van McCann, Benji Blakeway, Bob Hall and Johnny Bond. Eight years later, after a long-awaited rise to fame, their UK tour sold out within minutes to venues holding up to 10,000 fans. Their concert felt like an extensive celebration of their recent success […]