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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 […]

 Michael Cross

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

American Idiot set to rock Sunderland Empire in May

Every generation has an album that defines them, and for the teens and punk lover of the early millennium, Green Day’s American Idiot is that album. The album sold 15 million copies worldwide and was made into a Broadway Musical in 2010. It is now touring the UK, with Newton Faulkner and X-Factor’s Amelia Lily, […]

 Michael Cross

The Bodyguard arrives at Sunderland Empire soon

Starring the North East’s Zoe Birkett from County Durham as lead character Rachel Marron, The Bodyguard comes to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre for a two-week stay, 1 – 12 March. The show is based on the Warner Brothers film and is packed full of hits such as So Emotional, Queen of the Night, I Have Nothing […]

 Michael Cross

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Sunderland Empire next week!

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Sunderland Empire next week!

Celebrating its 40th year, Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Picture Show is on one of the biggest ever tours across the UK. Crash-landing at Sunderland Empire on 15 till 20 February, the rock ‘n’ roll musical sees a whole new cast take to the stage, packed with familiar faces from music, reality TV and soap land. […]

 

Amelia Lily back to North East for American Idiot theatre show in Sunderland

Amelia Lily back to North East for American Idiot theatre show in Sunderland

Green Day’s American Idiot theatre production is coming to the Sunderland Empire Theatre next year featuring North East X Factor star Amelia Lily. The Tony Award winning musical will begin in March 2016 before reaching the Empire theatre on May 24. Amelia Lily will be reprising her role as Whatsername for the production. She said: […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Derren Brown’s Miracle comes to Sunderland this may

Get ready for your minds to be blown – Derren Brown is on his way to Sunderland. The magician come mindreader, who has enthralled us with his TV specials for years, is back on the road with his new show Miracle. He has been typically secretive of what to expect in the performance,  but if his track record is […]

 Emma O'Neill

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The Producers @ Sunderland Empire

The producers has arrived at the Sunderland Empire Theatre, in a one week limited run. The musical comedy, based on the 1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name, sees New York producer Max Bialystock left without a penny to his name after a string of plays he backed flop. Recruiting the shy accountant Leo […]

 Emma O'Neill

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Wickedly cheap theatre tickets for students

Want to go see Wicked but can’t afford the steep prices? Good news for students is that Sunderland Empire Theatre are now offering discounts on Wednesday and Thursday matinee performances. When the show flies onto the stage next week, five of the shows will offer a special discount price of £15 on a limited number […]

 Poppy Johnson

The Bootleg Beatles come to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

The Bootleg Beatles come to Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Dubbed as the world’s premier Beatles tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles are coming to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre for one night only on March 27. With the help of an eight-piece orchestra and costume changes from four eras, the two hour long multimedia production allows you to experience Beatlemania and the evolution of their many musical […]

 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 […]