Sunderland Empire

Robert Temple is a comedy hypnotist that promises to take his subjects to the greatest acting school in the world, allowing them to work with their imaginations to the very best of their abilities while providing the perfect comedy backdrop. Genuinely funny, Robert Temple offers an evening for people to lose their inhibitions and laugh (and […]

2016 X Factor winner, Matt Terry has been announced to play Alex The Lion in the brand-new stage adaptation of Madagascar – The Musical, which includes a stop in Sunderland. The musical is touring across the country this summer and Matt Terry will be taking to the stage in Sunderland for shows on August 28th-August […]

Home grown hypnotist Robert Temple is bringing his controversial Live and Outrageous show to the Sunderland Empire for one night only, Wednesday 1 August 2018. His appearance at Sunderland Empire comes during a break from his marathon UK tour which will see him perform in theatres from Dorset to Dundee. He ‘cut his teeth’ performing […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman’s award-winning Broadway musical comes to Sunderland. Identity. Who you are, how you distinguish yourself and how you portray yourself in the eyes of others. This theme is heavily present in Jersey Boys. Starring Simon Bailey (Tommy Devito), Dayle Hodge (Frankie Valli), Declan Egan (Bob Guadio), and Lewis Griffths (Nick Massi) […]

On the evening 6th March I had the pleasure of watching Beautiful- The Carole King Musical. This musical I had never heard of before and didn’t really know what it was about, I also didn’t really know what to expect when watching it, but I was completely blown away as soon as it started. I […]


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