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Lottie tries to save music

A young north east actress is to star in a new children’s opera.

Emma Clifford (Tanya), Helen Hobson (Donna Sheridan) and Gillian Hardie (Rosie) in Mamma Mia! UK Tour 2017. Photo by Brinkhoff M+genburg.

REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Sunderland Empire, until November 11

It has taken me a while to pluck up the courage to venture into a theatre to see Mamma Mia!, the hugely successful jukebox musical inspired by the songs of ABBA.
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A scene from Grease. Picture by Paul Coltas.

REVIEW: Grease, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until Saturday, October 21

Grease was the word on everyone's lips as they emerged from the Theatre Royal Newcastle after the opening night of the popular feelgood musical yesterday.
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Cloud Nine will perform their new play next week.

Company’s new play to make its debut

A theatre group is staging a new play set in the modern-day London of get-rich-quick millionaires.

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Ria Jones as Norma Desmond

THEATRE REVIEW: Sunset Boulevard, Theatre Royal Newcastle, until Saturday, October 14

The role of Norma Desmond, the faded silent-movie star desperate to cling onto the glories of the past, is one of the most iconic in modern musical theatre.
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Gibber project manager Sarah Robson and director Vicky Blackburn.

Gibber ‘go the extra mile’

A North Tyneside education theatre company has been named Small Supplier of the Year in regional business recognition awards.

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Gary Delaney at Buxton's Pavilion Arts Centre on October 3,

‘King of one-liner’ brings tour to town

A comedian known for his regular Mock the Week television appearances will be visiting Whitley Bay next month.

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Maxwell Thompson who plays Michaels Darling in Peter Pan at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay this summer.

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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