Theatre

 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 […]

 Amy Golden

REVIEW – Mamma Mia! at the Sunderland Empire Theatre

REVIEW – Mamma Mia! at the Sunderland Empire Theatre

Nothing will ever beat the thrill of the being the dancing queen, young and sweet, only 17. And Mamma Mia caught that sensation perfectly this October and November during it’s run at the Sunderland Empire Theatre. The musical is about young Sophie Sheridan (Lucy May Baker) trying to discover the identity of her father the day […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Review:Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle

Sitting in the auditorium waiting for the show to start I had my usual sense of excitement and anticipation, but this time it was different. Having never seen this show before, with no sense of what it was about, I was looking forward to finding out. As soon as the orchestra played the first chords of the […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review: Young Frankenstein Puts on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Review: Young Frankenstein Puts on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle

The musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ classic film Young Frankenstein has been delighting auidences in the North East before it moves to London’s West End and it’s safe to say it has been a hit! Keeping the key elements and jokes that featured in the film while injecting new, original songs into it, plus the […]

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Students from the University of Sunderland delivered a vibrant and colourful performance that exuded professionalism in Seussical The Musical at the Customs House last week. The show was high in energy and the talented cast sang and danced their way through lively and heart-warming chorus numbers to bring the wacky world of Dr. Seuss to […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

The magical stories of Dr. Seuss are coming to life in the University of Sunderland’s Seussical the Musical at the Customs House in South Shields this March. The show features some of Seuss’s most recognisable characters, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, plucked straight from the pages of his most famous […]

 Alexander Beard

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – Review

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads – Review

Unsurprisingly, a little over a year after his death, the memory of David Bowie and his musical impact has been steadfastly preserved. What with the gigantic success of his final album Blackstar, the television documentary 'The Last Five Years' and his recent Grammys triumph – Bowie has been almost ever-present in the public consciousness since he passed aged 69 last January.

  With that being said, it is little surprise that Bowie’s music eventually inspired a stage show – a one man performance in fact – that came to The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland on Valentine’s Day night. From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, a line taken from the Bowie classic Life on Mars, was written […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland Review

Wonderland Review

Following  its shows around the world, from the likes of Texas to Tokyo, the multi Grammy and Drama Desk Award nominated musical ‘Wonderland’ received a British production and made its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Throughout the show the story comes back to the message that people should have confidence in themselves and not be controlled by […]