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.
As one of the first lines in the show says: “You ask four guys how it happened, you get four different answers” but you don’t need four different people to tell you how fabulous the musical ‘Jersey Boys’ is, as it returns to the Sunderland Empire for its 4th time on the show’s 3rd UK […]
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 […]
Moulin Rouge premiered in London’s Piccadilly Theatre in December 2021 and will continue to run until May 2022.
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 […]
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 […]