Alexander Beard

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads: The Royalty Theatre Preview

For those of us who are tired of the traditional Valentine’s Day meal, The Royalty Theatre in Sunderland has an alternative offering. The clue is in the title, as the music of the late David Bowie is brought to life in an imaginative and unexpected way. This solo show tells the story of Martin, a […]

 Libby Bateman

Interview: Royalty Theatre Sunderland’s voluntary chairman John Appleton

Interview: Royalty Theatre Sunderland’s voluntary chairman John Appleton

A lot of people don’t know that the Royalty Theatre in Sunderland has been there for the last 90 years, they do seven shows a season and have a team of roughly 150 voluntary members who work hard to create great shows for the public. The Theatre gives young aspiring actors a chance to get […]

 Mark McConville

Review: A Bolt From The Blue @ Sunderland Royalty Theatre

Review: A Bolt From The Blue @ Sunderland Royalty Theatre

Edward Jones miraculously survives being struck by lightning on the eve of his 40th birthday, and therein begins the first of the strange events that take place throughout this play. At first, it seems that he is hugely unlucky. Accidents seem to happen when he’s around, particularly ones which endanger his health. It’s as if […]

 Mark McConville

Funny, Poigant, And Unusual – A Bolt From the Blue Opens At The Royalty Theatre

Funny, Poigant, And Unusual – A Bolt From the Blue Opens At The Royalty Theatre

Adapted from the David Tristram novel of the same name, A Bolt From The Blue will be showing at the Royalty Theatre in Sunderland from March 24th. This play looks at an ordinary man, Edward Jones, who does ordinary things – until the day before his 40th birthday. What happens next is quite incredible. It […]

 Mark McConville

Review: A Murder is Announced @ Sunderland's Royalty Theatre

Review: A Murder is Announced @ Sunderland's Royalty Theatre

The lights go out, a shot is fired, and a body drops; who else could solve this mystery other than Miss Marple? This classic Agatha Christie whodunit has been superbly adapted for stage by the cast and crew at Sunderland’s Royalty Theatre. The placement of a mysterious advertisement in the local newspaper draws the audience in […]

 Mark McConville

A Murder Is Announced At Sunderland's Royalty Theatre

A Murder Is Announced At Sunderland's Royalty Theatre

Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced, has been adapted for stage and is showing at the Royalty Theatre in Sunderland from February 10th. A classic whodunit involving Miss Marple, the super sleuth of murder mysteries, this play revolves around an advertisement placed in a village’s local newspaper. The ad reads, ‘”a murder is announced and will […]