Theatre

 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 […]

 Sally Seaton

Preview – Menopause: The Musical

Preview – Menopause: The Musical

An army of hormonal women are ready to rage on stage in Newcastle this May, as the hilarious ‘Menopause: The Musical’ is back after four successful UK tours. The spectacular singing and dancing comedy celebrates women and the changes they experience. Including innuendo-filled re-makes of hit songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s; from chocolate […]

 Angel Freer

Review: Pleasure @ Newcastle Theatre Royal

Review: Pleasure @ Newcastle Theatre Royal

  On the evening of the 20th February I had the pleasure of seeing the show Pleasure at the Newcastle Theatre Royal. As soon as I arrived and I had taken my seat, I could see the full layout of the stage and it was an amazing view. I instantly noticed that the set of […]

 plamedie

Review: Jersey Boys

Review: Jersey Boys

Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman’s award-winning Broadway musical comes to Sunderland.

Identity: who you are, how you distinguish yourself and how you portray yourself in the eyes of others. This theme is heavily present in Jersey Boys. Starring Simon Bailey (Tommy Devito), Dayle Hodge (Frankie Valli), Declan Egan (Bob Guadio), and Lewis Griffths (Nick Massi), they form a band titled ‘The Four Seasons’, living New Jersey […]

 Dejan Eadevic

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Review: The Bobby Thompson Story

Most famous for his ‘little waster’ character, Bobby Thompson became a folk hero across the North East. With his ragged jumper and cigarette stub fixed firmly in the corner of his mouth, Bobby would entertain crowds up and down the region until his death in 1988. Showing at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle during the […]

 Angel Freer

‘Beautiful’ The Carole King Musical: Review

On the 6th March I had the pleasure of watching Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. I had never heard of this musical before and didn’t really know what it was about. I also didn’t really know what to expect when watching it, but I was completely blown away as soon as it started. I did […]

 Angel Freer

SHOW REVIEW: Shrek The Musical UK Tour 2018

SHOW REVIEW: Shrek The Musical UK Tour 2018

Shrek The Musical UK Tour 2018- Sunderland Empire On the evening of Wednesday 31 January, I had the pleasure of seeing Shrek The Musical UK Tour at the Sunderland Empire and what a phenomenal night it was filled with of fun and laughter. I was very lucky when choosing my seats for the show and […]

 Lucy Hope

Review: Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Newcastle

Review: Peter Pan at Theatre Royal Newcastle

For the 13th consecutive year, father and son double act, Clive Webb and Danny Adams, flew into Newcastle’s Theatre Royal to perform their take on classic novel and film, Peter Pan. Adams takes the lead as Peter Pan, whilst Webb takes on the role of Smee, and the show is jam-packed with variety from beginning […]

 Angel Freer

Review: Blood Brothers at the Sunderland Empire

Review: Blood Brothers at the Sunderland Empire

Sunderland “Tell me it’s not true” Blood Brothers review:  “Have you ever heard the story of the Johnstone twins? As like each other as two new pins, of one womb born on the self same day, how was kept and one given away” Blood Brothers, written by Willy Russell, is an emotional nail-biting show that will […]

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