Ciaran Sneddon

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Get ready for your minds to be blown – Derren Brown is on his way to Sunderland. The magician come mindreader, who has enthralled us with his TV specials for years, is back on the road with his new show Miracle. He has been typically secretive of what to expect in the performance,  but if his track record is […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

Review: Broke at Newcastle's Live Theatre

Review: Broke at Newcastle's Live Theatre

This short, sweet snapshot of British life wove together stories from across society, and examined the one thing that controls our every movement:  money. From pocket money to pensions, how are our lives affected and moulded by bits of paper and, increasingly, onscreen figures? That was the central message of Broke, an entertaining and thought-provoking […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

Broke comes to Newcastle's Live Theatre

Broke comes to Newcastle's Live Theatre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmpqznZjRlM] A few years ago, many might have thought that the recession would have killed off a lot of independent theatre companies. Thankfully, the financial crash has also inspired a range of exciting new pieces, including this new piece based on real life stories. The lead character, Sally, is struggling with debt in Britain, […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

X Factor winner Sam Bailey to play at Sage Gateshead in February

X Factor winner Sam Bailey to play at Sage Gateshead in February

From the moment she appeared on 2013’s X Factor, she became one of the favourites to win, and having done just that, Sam Bailey is now on a headline tour for the first time. The 37-year-old has been busy since her victory, racking up a number one on both the singles and albums charts – […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

"I don’t like comedians who tell jokes" – We meet Susan Calman

"I don’t like comedians who tell jokes" – We meet Susan Calman

It’s a rare thing for a comedian to admit to not liking jokes, but that’s exactly what Susan Calman is saying to me as we chatted before her gig in Newcastle earlier this month. “I tell stories. I’m a traditional observational comic and I like people that do that,” Susan explains. “I don’t really like […]