Emma O'Neill

The Full Monty stripes off at Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Full Monty stripes off at Sunderland Empire Theatre

For one week only, The Full Monty is stripping off at the Sunderland Empire Theatre. From Monday 23 to Saturday 28 February, see Gary Lucy (The Bill and Eastenders) as Gaz, in the stage production of one of the most successful British films made. The show follows six out-of-work Sheffield steelworkers looking to make some fast […]

 Emma O'Neill

Dirty Dancing comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing comes to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Dirty Dancing  has captivated British audiences since Baby carried the watermelons, and now the fastest selling UK stage production is dancing its way to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre. The show will run from January 27 until February 14, with the iconic heart-pounding music, forbidden romance and some pretty sexy dancing live on stage. Johnny Castle – one of […]

 Emma O'Neill

Sunderland Empire release list of upcoming 2015 shows

Sunderland Empire release list of upcoming 2015 shows

Even though the festive season is over, Sunderland Empire still has some great performances coming up to wash away those winter blues. With comedies, musicals and some great classic shows, there’s something for everyone over the next two months. I’m Sorry, I Haven’t a Clue – Thursday 8 January 2015, 7.30pm The BBC Radio 4 multi award-winning […]

 

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 […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Lord of the Flies comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Lord of the Flies comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pd-cjVTapCk] Lord of the Flies is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal this November. The 1954 William Golding novel is being brought to life at Newcastle Theatre Royal in association with Dance City and Newcastle Theatre Royal. Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures has united with young talent from the North East to create an adaptation of […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

REVIEW: The Soaking of Vera Shrimp @ Live Theatre

REVIEW: The Soaking of Vera Shrimp @ Live Theatre

The Soaking of Vera Shrimp, a part science presentation, part heart-felt teenage story gives an insight into a 14 year old’s troubles during grief. Allison Carr’s one-woman show was a quirky and unique way to approach a play – and it worked. Vera Elizabeth Shrimp treats the audience as though they are classmates for the […]

 Emily Park

REVIEW: Good Timin' @ Live Theatre – Brilliantly told, brutally honest

REVIEW: Good Timin' @ Live Theatre – Brilliantly told, brutally honest

At the delicate age of just 14, Ian Mclaughlin learned that he’d been lied to all his life. Led to believe his father had died in a motorbiking accident, a fabricated idea of what he could be missing was all he had. But his father hadn’t been involved in an accident. In fact, he’d never […]

 

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Cast announced for Newcastle Theatre Royal shows

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Cast announced for Newcastle Theatre Royal shows

The National Theatre’s multi award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time opened in New York earlier this week to a rapturous reception and spectacular reviews from the American media. Why are we telling you this? Because it’s coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in January. Ben Brantley, of the New York […]

 Tor Bainbridge

Frozen – Special sing-a-long show coming to Sunderland Empire

Frozen – Special sing-a-long show coming to Sunderland Empire

For one day only the Sunderland Empire will host the sing-a-long stage show of one of 2014s biggest films. A screening of Disney’s Frozen with lyrics on the screen will play to help audiences sing a long with Elsa, Anna and Olaf. Audiences are given an interactive fun pack for the show, as well as […]

 Rebecca Leighton-Cox

REVIEW: Antigone @ Northern Stage – A triumph of a Greek tragedy

REVIEW: Antigone @ Northern Stage – A triumph of a Greek tragedy

Roy Williams’ adaption of Sophocles’ Antigone opened its curtains at the Northern Stage in Newcastle with a modern, comedic twist. The modern re-telling of the Ancient Greek play shifted its focus from Greek Royalty to inner city gangs. The play starts with Creon (Renamed Creo by Williams), swaggering on stage after the recent gang war, which […]