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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 […]

 Tabitha Peverley

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 […]

 Mariam Khattab

Interview: The team of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

Interview: The team of The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

Having watched the play, we were lucky enough to grab a few words with the writer and stars of The Terminal Velocity Of Snowflakes. We started by talking to Nina Berry, the writer of the play. NL: Would you tell us a little bit about yourself? NB: I am Nina, I am 24 and I […]

 Mariam Khattab

Review: The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

Review: The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes

It’s not very often that we see a piece of theatre that relates so deeply to certain phases of our lives — taking the audience on an emotional rollercoaster and a Déjà vu experience. But in The Terminal Velocity of Snowflakes, our hearts melted with Rosie and Charlie who make us smile and cry in their journey […]

 Angel Freer

Review: From The Sky To Your Hands at Live Theatre, Newcastle

For someone with such a challenging past what an emotionally amazing piece of theatre this show was. Full of tough life struggles and heart-breaking memories From The Sky To Your Hands is truly one of the most touching pieces of theatre I’ve seen. Joanna is a mum who came to Newcastle from Angola in 2003 in […]