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Children selected for show

Talented young performers have beaten off strong competition from hundreds of others throughout the north east to secure coveted roles in an eagerly awaited musical visiting The Playhouse, Whitley Bay, next month.

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Mister Maker & The Shapes Live. Photo by Paul Clapp.

Mister Maker is in town

A children’s television favourite will be appearing live on stage with some of his colourful friends next week.

The Taming of the Shrew   by William Shakespeare, Heartbreak Productions

The Bard comes to the park

Shakespeare comes to North Tyneside with an outdoor performance of The Taming Of The Shrew.

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A Ned Corvan self portrait.

Revisit Mr Corvan’s Music Hall in new play

The tragic tale of the north east’s first music hall superstar is coming to the stage this weekend.

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Goodnight Mister Tom

Classic staged as musical

A musical version of Michelle Magorian’s award-winning book Goodnight Mister Tom will be performed at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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Mr Corvan's Music Hall, a play with songs by the first professional Geordie singer/songwriter, has taken pride of place with an exhibition on the bridge at Tynemouth Metro Station.

Bringing a flavour of old-style music hall to the metro station

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play with songs by the first professional Geordie singer/songwriter, has taken pride of place with an exhibition on the bridge at Tynemouth Metro Station.

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A Ned Corvan self portrait.

Bringing Corvan’s music hall to life

The next biennial Sunday for Sammy show may not be until February 2018, but the team behind the popular entertainment charity is urging the north east public to attend one of its main 2017 projects, Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, which tours the region in May and June.

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The Cloggies are part of the new short play Those in Peril, performing at the Iron in The Soul festival in Cullercoats.

Tickets on sale for borough festival

Tickets for the third IRON Press festival round Cullercoats harbour front are now on sale.

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Theatre announcement: West End smash Matilda to play Sunderland Empire on first UK tour

West End hit Matilda will be performed at Sunderland Empire as part of its first ever UK tour, the Echo can reveal.

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Tom, Oli and Gabriel Bales.

Brothers linked by leading stage roles

Two brothers who are looking for a future in theatre have landed the same role in their next productions.

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Sisters’ destiny is all magic

A pair of teenage siblings who made history when they became the youngest members of the Magic Circle, will take their award-winning act to South Shields this spring.

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Danza Contemporanea De Cuba. Picture by Johan Persson

A contemporary-dance masterclass

REVIEW: Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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CBeebies stars Callum Donnelly, Richard Franks and Robin Hatcher are bringing Treasure Island to Whitley Bay for half-term. Picture: Richard Grebby

Fun for youngsters during half-term

Youngsters will have a ball with the Playhouse, Whitley Bay’s line-up during half-term.

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A team of 16 students from Gillian Quinn School of Theatre Dance has been invited to appear in Dirty Dancing at the Playhouse Whitley Bay.

Students join the Dirty Dancing professionals

Young dancers will be strutting their stuff with the professionals when they take to the stage at the Playhouse Whitley Bay.

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Blaes brothers are making a name for themselves in the world of muscial theatre

Brothers hit the right note

Three Tyneside brothers have proved that music runs in the family.

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Duo’s tale from West End

Duo’s tale from West End

Direct from its success in London’s West End, a sold out UK tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon and Garfunkel Story is back with a date at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

An Evening of Dirty Dancing.

Spend an evening with Dirty Dancing

The stage is set to have the Time of Your Life at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

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Aladdin at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay

It’s panto time again as stars take to stage

Boyzone’s Shane Lynch will be taking to the stage next week when Blue Genie Entertainment returns to the Playhouse, Whitley Bay, for its lavish professional pantomime.

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Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly. Picture by Catherine Ashmore.

REVIEW: Chicago, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, December 3.

Prepare to be razzled and dazzled as the award-winning musical Chicago hits the North East with a bang again this week.
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An excess of Overcoats.

Cloud Nine comic mime show goes on tour

One problem the cast of the latest Cloud Nine theatre production won’t have is learning their lines – there aren’t any.

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