Theatre

Roald Dahl’s stories never grow old. There have been so many versions of them on stage and screen. One of the most popular is Matilda, which was written in 1988, and was adapted for a very popular film in 1996. In 2010, the story was adapted for the stage and became a very successful West […]

The best stories are eternal. They work in all ages. Charles Dickens’ novel and stories have never lost their popularity. One of the reasons for this, of course, is that Dickens’ themes are universal. He might be writing about the mid-19th Century but his messages are still relevant today. Perhaps the most relevant is A […]

With the year behind us, ’tis the season to get yourself down to your local theatres and enjoy the pantomime.  Every Christmas we look forward to theatres coming alive with dames, villains and laughter.  Local panto star, Andy Power-Tate, starring in the Consett Empire Theatre production of Aladdin, said: “It brings families together and is […]

After its opening night on Wednesday, Les Misérables continues to mesmerise the audience at the Sunderland Empire, 42 years after the show first premiered in 1980.

The lights went dark and The Book of Mormon had us at Hello!, the opening song. It’s a production created by the directors of South Park, so humour and shock-value were to be expected going in. The show follows American Mormons who go to Uganda, sent off on their duty as missionaries. The cast were […]

When you think of the icon that is Cher, you think of her boldness, her amazing voice, and her dramatic costumes. The Cher Show encapsulates all of this absolutely perfectly. The Cher Show is a new UK musical theatre production, that allows the audience to experience Cher’s story, from her incredible rise to fame to […]

There is nothing better for an Easter Holiday, than a musical that the whole family can enjoy, so when you get the musical adaptation of a much loved Disney film land on your doorstep, you know you are in for a real treat. With that being said that’s exactly what we got from this brand […]

EXCLUSIVE: Lewis Denny reveals what families can expect from this year’s Easter pantomime, The Wizard of Oz.


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