Emma O'Neill

The Lion King a triumphant success in Sunderland, and tickets are still available

The Lion King a triumphant success in Sunderland, and tickets are still available

This Saturday (November 1) concludes the run of the record-breaking musical The Lion King at the Sunderland Empire Theatre. The Disney musical now holds the distinction of being the fastest selling show ever at the theatre, with over 90,000 people coming out to see it during its seven week run. The run at the Empire […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – biggest coup for the North East

It’s one of our pet peeves here at Northern Lights when ‘UK tours’ decide that Manchester is as far north as the country goes, and in the past it’s often been incredibly infuriating for the North East to have to watch from the sidelines as other regions are treated to the best shows. But no […]

 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 […]

 Josh Hollis

The Lion King Roars Into The Sunderland Empire

The Lion King Roars Into The Sunderland Empire

Sunderland’s Empire Theatre is set to play host to one of the West End’s most popular productions, when The Lion King comes to Wearside later this year. The Empire will host the Tony Award-winning show for seven weeks from September 18th – November 1st, and it promises to be the biggest production of its kind […]