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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 […]

 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 […]

 Tor Bainbridge

The Jersey Boys come to Sunderland Empire

The Jersey Boys come to Sunderland Empire

The Jersey Boys come to Sunderland Empire on Tuesday November 25 for an 11-day run. The internationally acclaimed stage show is touring the UK and Ireland for the first time. Jersey Boys is based on a true story of four boys who wrote their own songs, and invented their own unique sound and sold 175 million […]

 Sarah Bailey

The Sunderland Empire's Autumn Line Up Will Have You Running To The Box Office

With more than enough to satisfy your theatrical needs for the rest of the year, the Sunderland Empire has announced their Autumn 2014 programme. Old favourites and spectacular new shows combine to create a line-up that really does have something for everyone. Full of classic tunes, the recreated Drifters offer up a spectacular night on […]

 Sarah Bailey

The West End Of The North East – An Ode To The Sunderland Empire's Stunning Success

The West End Of The North East – An Ode To The Sunderland Empire's Stunning Success

When the Sunderland Empire was first cautiously named the “West End of the North East”, there was a substantial camp of folk who shook their heads at the theatre’s delusions of grandeur, tutted loudly, muttered under their breath that the theatre had got too big for its boots, and poured scorn on the ambition of […]