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The multi-award winning Matilda The Musical is touring across the UK and it’s currently showing at the Sunderland Empire! Spark sent Abbie Burgess along to get her thoughts on the show… Matilda is an extraordinary girl whose talents are constantly belittled by her cruel parents and headmistress. Dreaming of a better life for herself, she […]

Infinity War promised fans an experience that would bring the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy and other characters like Doctor Strange together. Did Marvel pull it off?  Jake Anderson has this review for Spark. -Spoiler Alert- ‘Avengers Infinity War’ is one of the best Marvel movies to date and saying it is “good”, is an […]

An investigation has been launched into whether Saturday Night Takeaway broke broadcast competition rules. A viewer complained that they arrived at a “secret sofa” location for a chance to win a prize before the deadline, but the off-camera signing-in process meant they were unable to register for the competition in time. A spokeswoman for broadcasting […]

Fans of Coronation Street will have the chance to wander the soap’s famous cobbles as the TV set is opening to the public. From May 26, guided tours will operate throughout the year on Saturdays on the external sets of the programme at MediaCityUK in Manchester. Fans will be able to see the cobbled Coronation […]

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, has received 10 nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards, it has been announced. The play based on the books of British author J K Rowling, which opened in Broadway in April after premiering in London’s West End in 2016, has been shortlisted for best play. […]

The third annual South Tyneside Comedy Festival looks set to be the biggest and best yet, with several more big names added to the bill. Gary Delaney, Paul Sinha, Jo Caulfield, Angela Barnes, Justin Moorhouse, Scott Bennett and Steffen Peddie join previously announced acts, Brennan Reece and Carl Hutchinson, for the 10-day comedy extravaganza at […]

In a dystopian Japanese town, dogs have become the political enemy. The scourge of Megasaki City and a threat to all they encounter through overpopulation and disease. Yet, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs is loving, heartfelt and hauntingly beautiful. If you’re familiar with Wes Anderson’s work, you’ll know it when you see it and Isle […]

OMIGOD, OMIGOD YOU GUYS* Last week the Broadway and West End smash hit Legally Blonde: The Musical took to the stage at the Sunderland Empire – Lucy Hope went along for Spark to check out the show! (*This is actually a song in the musical – don’t knock it until you’ve heard it!) Legally Blonde: […]


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