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 […]

 Josh Stothard

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

Wonderland: Empire Theatre Preview

The world of Wonderland comes to Sunderland this week, as Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is adapted into a musical. The North East has very strong connections to Carroll and his creation. He frequently visited his cousins in Whitburn, allegedly completing his work there. Carroll also played croquet at Whitburn Hall where the owner […]

 Emma O'Neill

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Want to go see Wicked but can’t afford the steep prices? Good news for students is that Sunderland Empire Theatre are now offering discounts on Wednesday and Thursday matinee performances. When the show flies onto the stage next week, five of the shows will offer a special discount price of £15 on a limited number […]

 Tom Lainchbury

Psychic Sally on the Road comes to Sunderland Empire

Psychic Sally on the Road comes to Sunderland Empire

Professional medium Sally Morgan has developed a reputation as being a world-renowned psychic, capable of delivering messages from the afterlife with impressive accuracy. An ordinary woman with an apparently extraordinary gift, she believes she has been able to communicate with people beyond the grave since her first psychic experience aged just 9-months-old. Having formerly worked […]

 Emma Muir

Review of Think Floyd @ Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Review of Think Floyd @ Sunderland's Empire Theatre

The “Definitive Pink Floyd Experience” Think Floyd rocked Sunderland’s Empire Theatre on Sunday night (March 1). The one-off show is part of the tribute band’s new tour for 2015, celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the 1975 album, Wish You Were Here. The band played the full album during the show as well as other popular songs […]

 Emma Muir

Think Floyd come to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Think Floyd come to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Think Floyd, a long standing tribute act to the phenomenal band Pink Floyd, are bringing their show to Sunderland next month. For one night only, fans can enjoy what has been described as, “The Definitive Pink Floyd Experience” at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. Their new show for 2015, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the […]

 Emma O'Neill

"Persistence, patience and passion are just what will drive you to achieve" Gareth Bailey and Roseanna Frascona on Dirty Dancing

"Persistence, patience and passion are just what will drive you to achieve" Gareth Bailey and Roseanna Frascona on Dirty Dancing

It’s quite rare to find two actors that are almost identical to the characters they portray, but if that was ever the case, it would be with Roseanna Frascona and Gareth Bailey who play leads Baby and Johnny.  Roseanna attended Oxford University and graduated with a degree in English, and it was there the world of acting […]

 Emma O'Neill

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Sunderland Empire Theatre

One Man, Two Guvnors comes to Sunderland Empire Theatre

The award-winning comedy One Man, Two Guvnors comes Sunderland Empire Theatre in January for a limited run. The National Theatre show directed by Nicholas Hytner, will be performed from January 20 – 24. Nicholas Hytner’s production tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall who, fired from his skiffle band, becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really […]

 Emma O'Neill

Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Jersey Boys is one of those shows that everyone has heard of, but I have to confess to not being able to think of one song from the production before I arrived. However, since I saw the performance on Wednesday of last week, I’ve had the soundtrack on almost constant repeat both on my phone […]

 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, […]