An award-winning North East production company is set to perform their latest musical in mid-April at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle. West End Operatic Society (WEOS) Musical Productions are a multi award winning musical theatre group based in Newcastle, and are known for performing many musical classics, such as My Fair Lady […]
The Lion King has returned to Sunderland’s Empire Theatre for the first time since its record breaking run in 2014. The world-wide phenomenon is set to run for a total of seven weeks, with the first show set to be March 16, and the last running on May 6. Marie Nixon, Theatre Director at Sunderland […]
Cirque: The Greatest Show is coming to town on March 24 and 25, promising to bring a night of spectacular entertainment and jaw-dropping performances to audiences in the local area. The show, which is a fusion of circus, dance, and theatre, has been created by some of the world’s most talented performers and promises to […]
A Sunderland-born musician and composer will present a newly composed song inspired by the heroic lives of two sisters who helped 29 Jews escape Nazi Germany. Composer Alison Cotton will perform “Engelchen” at Seventeen Nineteen, Holy Trinity Church, in Sunderland on Saturday, March 11 (5pm). It is based on Ida and Louis Cook; two opera-obsessed […]
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 […]