Theatre

 Richard Bellis

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

Review: War Horse at the Sunderland Empire

The National Theatre’s production of War Horse returned to Sunderland as part of its UK tour. The play is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Michael Morpurgo. The story follows Albert, a young farm boy and his horse, Joey, through the Great War from 1914-1918. Starting in in 1912 with an auction, […]

 Amy Robinson

Review: The Rocky Horror Show at Sunderland Empire

Review: The Rocky Horror Show at Sunderland Empire

Richard O’Brien’s infamously subversive and erotically-charged rock and roll musical, The Rocky Horror Show, has just begun the fist leg of its UK Tour at the Sunderland Empire on the 28th of January. The show is running until the 2nd of February at the Sunderland Empire and I was lucky enough to attend the musical’s opening […]

 Richard Bellis

Review: War of the Worlds 40th anniversary

Review: War of the Worlds 40th anniversary

  View this post on Instagram   Thanks @motorpointarenacardiff, you were a blast last night! Back again today for Round 2! Photo credit: Roy Smiljanic A post shared by Jeff Wayne (@twotw_official) on Dec 10, 2018 at 6:38am PST Its been 40 years since Jeff Wayne’s iconic version of War of the Worlds came out […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Review : Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When I first heard the title, I immediately thought Goldilocks and the Three Bears would simply be a re-make of the classic children’s story. However, the cast at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle has taken a classic and turned it into something I never would have thought possible: introducing circus to a pantomime. Now I […]

 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 […]

 Northern Lights

Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Words by Nick Thompson   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sunderland Empire (@sundempire) on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT When I heard Miss Saigon was coming to Sunderland Empire, I had to get tickets, it’s one of my favourite soundtracks, with one of my favourite songs of the show […]

 Tabitha Peverley

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 […]

 Stacey McMaster

Fans: Yes we are!

Next week an exciting show hits the Live Theatre in Newcastle and at Northern Lights we can’t wait for the opening night. If you have any interest in music or theatre, this is a must-see, unique show with something for everyone. Directed by Melanie Rashbrooke, it features songs from Green Day to Beyonce, as well […]

 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 […]

 Lucy Hope

Review: Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Legally Blonde @ Sunderland Empire

OMIGOD, OMIGOD YOU GUYS! (This is actually a song in the musical – don’t knock it until you’ve heard it.) Legally Blonde: The Musical follows Elle Woods (Lucie Jones), beautiful and blonde, through a journey of passing tests to make it into Harvard Law School in the hopes of winning back her one true love, Warner […]

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