Tabitha Peverley

Review: Don’t Forget the Birds @ Live Theatre

Review: Don’t Forget the Birds @ Live Theatre

You’d think that a story about a mother and daughter learning how to reconnect after the mother has just been released from prison would be a difficult story to tell. However, this latest production from Open Clasp handles the story with the utmost sensitivity and respect. The play, based on a true story, has a […]

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Album review: The Overtones by The Overtones

Album review: The Overtones by The Overtones

Bringing some swing music magic to their latest album, The Overtones are back and just as brilliant as ever. It’s been a tough year for the band, with the unexpected death of their band mate and lead singer Timmy Matley in April. The newly minted four piece have put a lot of emotion and passion […]

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Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Review: Fans at Live Theatre, Newcastle

Four characters. Four stories. One passion. The story of Fans is one of four friends trying to form their own band so they can be the next big thing. Along the way we see creative differences over their sound, as well as what they should call themselves. All of this is glued together with their […]

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Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

As today (4 May) is Star Wars Day, here are the top 5 Star Wars characters, as chosen by our editor. General Leia Organa Otherwise known as Princess Leia, she is in many ways the matriarch of the whole Star Wars series. Portrayed by the late Carrie Fisher, Leia was the original strong female character […]

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Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

The arena was alive and jumping when Paloma Faith took to the stage. Dressed to impress in a pink fringed dress that strengthens the reputation she has for being a little bit different, she emerged from a trap door at the top of a set made to look like a cave full of crystals. Opening […]

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Review: Sunday for Sammy 2018

Review: Sunday for Sammy 2018

The bi-annual Geordie Royal Variety Performance returned in 2018 for its tenth Sunday for Sammy charity performance. Held every two years, this year’s show was held for the first time at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle – a venue that doesn’t scream intimacy between the audience and performers, which the shows are known for […]

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Spotlight Music at Little Buildings Venue and Rehersal Rooms 3/1/2018

Spotlight Music at Little Buildings Venue and Rehersal Rooms 3/1/2018

Crammed into a room that feels very much like it could have been somebody’s garage, we’re like sardines in a tin as the first band begins to their set. Spotlight Music UK are kicking off 2018 with an epic line up of local bands from around the North East at the Little Building Venue and […]

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Award-winning ITV show Benidorm to become a stage-show

Award-winning ITV show Benidorm to become a stage-show

The hit ITV comedy Benidorm is to be turned into a stage show to celebrate reaching its tenth series in 2018. Benidorm Live will feature a new set of Alicante escapades written especially for the stage production by the show’s creater Derren Litten. On making the transfer from screen to stage Litten said: “I’ve loveten […]

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Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Sitting in the auditorium waiting for the show to start I had my usual sense of excitement and anticipation, but this time it was different. Having never seen this show before, with no sense of what it was about, I was looking forward to finding out. As soon as the orchestra played the first chords of the […]

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Review: Young Frankenstein Puts on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Review: Young Frankenstein Puts on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

The musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic film Young Frankenstein has been delighting auidences in the North East before it moves to London’s West End and it’s safe to say it has been a hit! Keeping the key elements and jokes that featured in the film while injecting new, original songs into it, plus the […]