Samantha Teasdale

The man and legend that was Stan Lee

The man and legend that was Stan Lee

Marvel legend Stan Lee, the creator of much loved characters such as the X-Men, Spider-Man, Captain America and other characters in the Marvel universe, sadly passed away on  Monday, November 12 at the age of 95. Although this is a sad time, fans can take this opportunity to be grateful for the influence of his […]

 Samantha Teasdale

Kevin Bridges ‘warm up tour’ success at Durham Gala theatre

Kevin Bridges ‘warm up tour’ success at Durham Gala theatre

The Scotsman who has warmed British hearts throughout the years returned to the North East yesterday (9th), as a warming-up tour, before he starts his big UK and Ireland tour. Kevin broke box office records when his 2015 tour ‘A Whole Different Story’ went on sale at the end of 2014, winning awards from Ticketmaster and […]

 Samantha Teasdale

Ratchet and Clank PS2 series comes to PS4

Following the forthcoming movie of the PS2 series, Ratchet and Clank comes to PS4. This new change allows players to now enjoy the start of the story through enhanced graphics, frame rate, even increased resolution of PS4. These changes allow players to relive the adventures of Ratchet and Clank from their unexpected meeting to saving the […]

 Samantha Teasdale

REVIEW: Chicago Jazzes up the Sunderland Empire

REVIEW: Chicago Jazzes up the Sunderland Empire

Chicago was the ‘name on everyone lips’ as the musical came to Sunderland Empire on Monday, November 28.

  The musical, created by Maurine Dallas Watkins, created high standards but they were matched by David Ian and Michael Watt’s (Association with Barry and Fran Weissler) production of the musical. The production created big smiles and even bigger cheers as well known songs such as ‘All that Jazz’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’ were executed […]

 Samantha Teasdale

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet presents The Tempest

Review – Birmingham Royal Ballet presents The Tempest

The Tempest, performed by Birmingham Royal Ballet, came to the Sunderland Empire Theatre on Thursday October 20 for it’s opening night and did not disappoint. 

The Tempest, reportedly Shakespeare’s last play that he wrote alone, was written in 1610-11 and was performed in front of James I for his daughter Princess Elizabeth’s marriage. The theatre performance is a different presentation of his work as it is spoken through ballet. The Tempest can be described as one of Shakespeare’s most difficult […]