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Review: Going Viral “The science and the storytelling are punctuated with effective moments of wordless action”

Review: Going Viral “The science and the storytelling are punctuated with effective moments of wordless action”

When I was invited to review Going Viral at Newcastle’s Northern Stage, never did I expect to be sat beside the solo actor, picking hairs out of his arm as he performed. That is until it actually happened. Going Viral is experimental, interactive theatre that’s on top of its game. It’s a vibrant concoction; the […]

 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 […]

 

Review: The Town Hall @ Northern Stage

Review: The Town Hall @ Northern Stage

Little Rikjord. Big Ideas: badges with this slogan are given out on the door in addition to a black envelope marked “secret information – share with nobody”. This is The Town Meeting and the audience are the stars. Through the doors the participants are greeted by a mock-up community hall. A notice board sits in […]

 Shannon Hodge

Review: The Thrill Of Love

Review: The Thrill Of Love

The untold story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain at Sunderland's Royalty Theatre

On 11 April 1955, Ruth Ellis shot and murdered her on-off lover David Blakely, she was found guilty and became the last woman to be hanged in Britain. There is no doubt that Ellis murdered him. However, Amanda Whittington’s play The Thrill Of Love explores the reasons why she did it. Sirens and gun shots […]

 Emma Muir

Review: The Full Monty at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

Review: The Full Monty at Sunderland's Empire Theatre

The theatre production of one of Britain’s most iconic comedy films, The Full Monty, stripped off in Sunderland this week (23 February). The Empire Theatre was fully seated, with a largely female audience in attendance. Set in the late 1980s, the story follows Garry Lucy as main character, Gaz, and his mate Dave, played by Martin […]

 Emma O'Neill

Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Review: Jersey Boys @ Sunderland Empire

Jersey Boys is one of those shows that everyone has heard of, but I have to confess to not being able to think of one song from the production before I arrived. However, since I saw the performance on Wednesday of last week, I’ve had the soundtrack on almost constant repeat both on my phone […]