Tabitha Peverley

Review: Don’t Forget the Birds @ Live Theatre

Review: Don’t Forget the Birds @ Live Theatre

You’d think that a story about a mother and daughter learning how to reconnect after the mother has just been released from prison would be a difficult story to tell. However, this latest production from Open Clasp handles the story with the utmost sensitivity and respect. The play, based on a true story, has a […]

 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 […]

 KatieBaggott

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

The West End of the North East brings this age old magical tale with a contemporary twist! The Brothers Grimm meet their match with Martin Dodd’s colourful, farcical production of the classic fairytale at the opening night of the pantomime. The dazzling, battling duo – Faye Tozer, the Good Fairy and Vicky Entwistle who plays […]

 Samantha Jackson

Review: Sunderland Theatrical Society’s A Night Amongst The Stars

Review: Sunderland Theatrical Society’s A Night Amongst The Stars

Revue Cabaret bar opened its doors on Saturday night (May 9) to a crowd of excited parents and teenagers, antsy to hear what the night had in store for them. Students at the University of Sunderland had worked relentlessly for the past six months and the time had finally come to put on the show […]

 Poppy Johnson

Calamity Jane comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Calamity Jane comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08_duSB62J8] Timeless musical Calamity Jane is heading to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre for just five days in March, during its latest eight month national tour. Jodie Prenger, winner of BBC’s I’d Do Anything, takes on the leading role, performing hits from the Oscar nominated score including Just Blew In From The Windy City and the award […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

Broke comes to Newcastle's Live Theatre

Broke comes to Newcastle's Live Theatre

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmpqznZjRlM] A few years ago, many might have thought that the recession would have killed off a lot of independent theatre companies. Thankfully, the financial crash has also inspired a range of exciting new pieces, including this new piece based on real life stories. The lead character, Sally, is struggling with debt in Britain, […]

 Rachel Robertson

Review: Dirty Dancing @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Dirty Dancing @ Sunderland Empire

Dirty Dancing, the stage musical based on the 1987 film, danced its way into Sunderland this week (January 29), bringing with it the summer of 1963. The Sunderland Empire Theatre was packed, attracting a largely female audience who were on the edge of their seats for the highly anticipated musical. The storyline of a young […]

 Angus Saul

How your choir can perform at Godspell's Sunderland Empire Theatre performance

How your choir can perform at Godspell's Sunderland Empire Theatre performance

  Legendary rock musical Godspell is back, and is coming to the Sunderland Empire Theatre for one night only on Sunday May 3. Director Russell Scott is taking Godspell in Concert on a 12 week UK tour, and spending one night in Sunderland’s top theatre, bringing with him the likes of Jade Ewen, Andy Abraham, Leanne […]

 

Still time to see Live Theatre's Flying Into Daylight

Still time to see Live Theatre's Flying Into Daylight

If you’re working in the arts in the North East, then one of highest accolades on offer is a five star review from The Journal’s David Whetstone. Despite being a fierce supporter of music and theatre in the region, he doesn’t dish them out lightly, so if you weren’t already taking notice of Live Theatre’s latest production, you […]