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 […]
After spell-bounding audiences for a whole week in Sunderland, a cold January’s night was the perfect setting for all of the region’s stars to descend on the Empire to celebrated one of the biggest shows to hit Sunderland this year. Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s first Broadway venture back in 1994, is still a much […]
You can’t stop the beat of the international musical phenomenon. Hairspray has arrived back in Sunderland, more than three decades after hitting the big screen. Set back in the 60s in Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad has a big heart and even bigger hair. A dream audition makes Tracy a local star and her newfound fame helps […]
The stage adaptation of C.S Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe book has arrived in Sunderland.
Exactly two years since it last stepped onto the stage at the Sunderland Empire, 9 to 5, the Musical returned in style, still packed with as much drive, passion and energy to fill plenty cups of ambition. The show combines a triumphant story of unity and equality, mixed with great music and production elements to […]