Emma O'Neill

Pitch Perfect 2 comes to cinemas this May

On May 15 the pitch is back, with the eagerly anticipated sequel to the summer hit that was Pitch Perfect. Join the Bella’s as they try to regain their credibility after an incident gone wrong. As three time champions, they get invited to Washington D.C. to give a performance for the President’s birthday. Fat Amy accidentally reveals […]

 Emma O'Neill

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The producers has arrived at the Sunderland Empire Theatre, in a one week limited run. The musical comedy, based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name, sees New York producer Max Bialystock left without a penny to his name after a string of plays he backed flop. Recruiting the shy accountant Leo […]

 Emma O'Neill

Review: Divergent: Insurgent

Review: Divergent: Insurgent

The second instalment in the dystopian films based on the novels by Veronica Roth, sees Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) on the run after the events in the previous film. Janine (Kate Winslet) has the city on alert as she uses her leadership at Erudite to take over leadership of the whole […]

 Emma O'Neill

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Want to go see Wicked but can’t afford the steep prices? Good news for students is that Sunderland Empire Theatre are now offering discounts on Wednesday and Thursday matinee performances. When the show flies onto the stage next week, five of the shows will offer a special discount price of £15 on a limited number […]

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The Full Monty stripes off at Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Full Monty stripes off at Sunderland Empire Theatre

For one week only, The Full Monty is stripping off at the Sunderland Empire Theatre. From Monday 23 to Saturday 28 February, see Gary Lucy (The Bill and Eastenders) as Gaz, in the stage production of one of the most successful British films made. The show follows six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers looking to make some fast […]

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"Persistence, patience and passion are just what will drive you to achieve" Gareth Bailey and Roseanna Frascona on Dirty Dancing

"Persistence, patience and passion are just what will drive you to achieve" Gareth Bailey and Roseanna Frascona on Dirty Dancing

It’s quite rare to find two actors that are almost identical to the characters they portray, but if that was ever the case, it would be with Roseanna Frascona and Gareth Bailey who play leads Baby and Johnny.  Roseanna attended Oxford University and graduated with a degree in English, and it was there the world of acting […]

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Dirty Dancing comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing  has captivated British audiences since Baby carried the watermelons, and now the fastest selling UK stage production is dancing its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. The show will run from January 27 until February 14, with the iconic heart-pounding music, forbidden romance and some pretty sexy dancing live on stage. Johnny Castle – one of […]

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Sunderland Empire release list of upcoming 2015 shows

Sunderland Empire release list of upcoming 2015 shows

Even though the festive season is over, Sunderland Empire still has some great performances coming up to wash away those winter blues. With comedies, musicals and some great classic shows, there’s something for everyone over the next two months. I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue – Thursday 8 January 2015, 7.30pm The BBC Radio 4 multi award-winning […]

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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 […]

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Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Jersey Boys is one of those shows that everyone has heard of, but I have to confess to not being able to think of one song from the production before I arrived. However, since I saw the performance on Wednesday of last week, I’ve had the soundtrack on almost constant repeat both on my phone […]