Theatre

 Charlotte Lightfoot

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

Halloween is long gone, but Christmas is upon us, which means the festivities can finally begin and we can enjoy the run up to the best time of the year (ignore the scrooges amongst us!). And with Christmas comes panto season! Blue Genie Entertainment is back in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay for their eleventh pantomime […]

 Amy Robinson

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Rock of Ages at Sunderland Empire: Nothin’ But A Good Time

Last night, on July 23rd, Sunderland Empire welcomed me into experiencing another one of their immersive productions, this production being the infamous musical Rock of Ages. Brought to the stage by Dan Looney, Adam Paulden, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Selladoor Worldwide  and Gavin Kalin, Rock of Ages follows aspiring rockstar Drew Boley (Luke Walsh), who is working as a busboy […]

 Mark Warren

Review: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums at the Tyne Theatre

Review: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums at the Tyne Theatre

Someone deep in the depths of the balcony replies to a request for a household object with ‘a toaster’. The scene begins. A man named Graham removes some toast from a toaster and asks his wife why it looks so strange. It’s because of her new hobby, she explains. She’s taken to re-creating people’s faces […]

 Lucie Simon

Academy Music Group expands venue portfolio in Newcstle

Academy Music Group expands venue portfolio in Newcstle

Academy Music Group Limited (AMG) today announces that the commercial operation of the 2,135-capacity Newcastle City Hall will transfer from Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust to Academy Music Group. The deal follows an agreement between AMG, Fusion Lifestyle and Newcastle City Council. The deal welcomes City Hall to the portfolio of award-winning venues across the UK […]

 Amy Robinson

Review: The Girl on the Train at the Theatre Royal

Review: The Girl on the Train at the Theatre Royal

On April 29, 2019, the UK tour of The Girl on The Train arrived at its sixth destination: Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of the production to experience the theatrical adaptation of my favourite book and film. Adapted by Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel and a box office hit […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Leaping lizards: Annie was a success at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Leaping lizards: Annie was a success at Newcastle Theatre Royal

The long-awaited return of the tale of little orphan Annie made a triumphant return to Newcastle this week on it’s UK tour. This time it’s the legend that is Anita Dobson in the role of Miss Hannigan, and she plays the role of the grotesque, drunken head of the orphanage were Annie and her friends […]

 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 […]

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