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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: […]

Paul O’Grady has been left devastated following the death of his beloved dog Olga. The 14-year-old Cairn terrier cross had starred in her owner’s radio and TV shows and died on Saturday, according to the Sunday Mirror. O’Grady, who presents ITV’s For The Love of Dogs, carried the animal into his garden to say goodbye […]

YouTube superstar, ComedyShortsGamer, Deji, is coming to Newcastle this summer at an exciting 2 day festival called Glitch, on 30th June and 1st July. Glitch is set to take place at Metro Radio Arena and will showcase the latest games alongside pro eSports tournaments and gaming from Fortnite to Fifa and Minecraft to Lego. The […]

The Customs House cinema is holding special screenings of Grease to mark the 40th anniversary of its release. The musical, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as High School sweethearts Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson, was released in 1978 to both critical and commercial acclaim. It spawned a sequel and sing-a- long version and remains […]

Kinky Boots, the winner of every major Best Musical award, is pleased to announce that it will embark on a UK tour from autumn 2018. The tour will open at Royal & Derngate in Northampton on 19 September 2018, returning to the home of this heart-warming British story, whilst the West End production continues at […]

Simon Cowell’s entertainment company is to produce a new talent series for ITV’s rival broadcaster – the BBC. The corporation has announced its first-ever partnership with the producers of ITV’s flagship Saturday night talent shows, The X Factor and (Britain’s) Got Talent. It has commissioned Syco Entertainment, owned by Cowell, and Thames, the entertainment arm […]


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