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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 […]

 Libby Bateman

Review: Calamity Jane @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Calamity Jane @ Sunderland Empire

After a 20-minute delay due to technical difficulties backstage, the Wild West tale of Calamity Jane kicked off with a thigh-slapping knees-up and an all-singing and dancing cast. It didn’t take long for the cast to get back into the swing of things after the initial delay, although it did affect their performance at first. […]

 Emma O'Neill

The stars of Dirty Dancing teach Northern Lights a few moves

The stars of Dirty Dancing teach Northern Lights a few moves

Dirty Dancing is returning to the Sunderland stage at the Empire Theatre and, to celebrate, Northern Lights were invited along to an exclusive workshop headed by the production’s Associate Choreographer, Glenn Wilkinson. Most of us are already familiar with the film – set at Kellerman’s resort in Catskill, New York during the summer of 1963, […]