Theatre

 Sarah Bailey

“He’s Not The Messiah”, But Monty Python Is Having A Second Coming

“He’s Not The Messiah”, But Monty Python Is Having A Second Coming

The Monty Python boys have announced a comeback, but is that necessarily a good thing?

Unlike their iconic Norwegian Blue, the Pythons are not dead. Despite a combined age of 357, the five surviving members of Monty Python announced a somewhat unexpected, Spanish-Inquisition-like, resurrection show set to take place in July 2014. (To clarify, it is only the unexpected nature of the show that shall be like the Spanish Inquisition […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Carnaby Street @ The Sunderland Empire

Review: Carnaby Street @ The Sunderland Empire

If you’re alone and life is making you lonely, unfortunately I wouldn’t advise going down to Carnaby Street. Reminiscent of an odd combination of the Spice Girls musical Viva Forever, and Dreamboats and Petticoats, the Sunderland Empire welcomed Carnaby Street to the public. The show, written by Carl Leighton-Pope, didn’t hit the charts for me. […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: The History Boys @ The People's Theatre

Review: The History Boys @ The People's Theatre

Gemma Hirst takes in The People's Theatre's

“It’s just one f****** thing after another” says Rudge when asked; “What is history?”. I have to say, this amateur production of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys, put on by The People’s Theatre, reflected Rudge’s poignant words. Eight high-spirited Sixth Form boys are in pursuit of sex, sport, and are destined to gain a place at […]

 Josh Hollis

Welcome To Northern Lights

Welcome To Northern Lights

Hello and welcome weary internet traveller; you have made it to Northern Lights, the newly launched website dedicated to covering arts and culture in our beloved North East. From film to comedy, music to theatre, our dedicated and passionate team of contributors will seek to cover all things cultural around the region, bringing you the […]

 Gemma Hirst

Review: Landscape With Weapon @ The People's Theatre

Review: Landscape With Weapon @ The People's Theatre

The People's Theatre's latest offering takes an inventive look at the morality of warfare

Qualms? Oh yeha, sure, everybody has qualms. But I’ll overcome them… well that’s what Ned seemed to think. Ned (Ian Willis) has revealed his secret invention, one that’s set to benefit military technology and revolutionise the very nature of warfare. So the power he holds starts to get to him, almost turning him mad. Will […]

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