Cast Announced for Flanagan Collective’s Romeo & Juliet

CAST ASSEMBLE FOR FLANAGAN COLLECTIVE’S ALL-FEMALE ROMEO & JULIET The Flanagan Collective’s take on one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedies, Romeo and Juliet, includes two of the company’s trademark twists: not only is the cast comprised of six women, but the play will also be performed in the historical setting of St Olave’s Church on […]

Gary Barlow Announces New Show For Leeds

GARY BARLOW AND TIM FIRTH’S NEW MUSICAL THE GIRLS TO PREMIERE AT LEEDS GRAND THEATRE   Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, the creators of the new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, have announced that the world premiere will be at the […]

ALADDIN – MAGICAL CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – SUNDERLAND EMPIRE

ALADDIN – MAGICAL CAST ANNOUNCEMENT   Alison Hammond to play Slave of the Ring Sunderland Empire and UK Productions are delighted to announce that Alison Hammond will play Slave of the Ringwhen Aladdin flies into Sunderland from 11 December 2015 – 3 January 2016. Known for her quick wit, outrageous presenting style, and big heart, […]

20 Questions with ….. Mark Shenton

Theatre critic  extraordinaire this week answers 20 questions What was your first reviewed show? My first published review was of WHO KILLED “AGATHA” CHRISTIE? — a play I saw in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I grew up, when I was 14 — and won the main daily paper’s competition for best reader review for writing (over […]

LOVE ME TENDER – SUNDERLAND EMPIRE

ADAM SPIEGEL PRODUCTIONS, ROBERT G. BARTNER AND THE AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP PRESENT OPENING ON FRIDAY 5 JUNE 2015 AT THE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE AHEAD OF A UK TOUR   TO PLAY SUNDERLAND EMPIRE MONDAY 13 JULY – SATURDAY 18 JULY 2015   Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted […]

A View From The Bridge review

Civic Theatre, Darlington – 17 March 2015 A View from the Bridge is having a revival at the moment.  The multi nominated, award winning version is playing at the National Theatre. And this version from the Touring Consortium Theatre Company is (thanks to the Arts Council) showing at the Civic and six other regional theatres, […]

SHREK THE MUSICAL TO STOMP INTO SUNDERLAND – NOVEMBER 2015

FIRST EVER UK & IRELAND TOUR OF HIT WEST END AND BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF   ‘TAKING OGRE’ SUNDERLAND DIRECTED BY NIGEL HARMAN   Sunderland Empire is delighted to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL® will stomp into Wearside from Wednesday 11 – Sunday 22 November 2015. Coming direct from London, where it was seen live on […]

NAME UP IN LIGHTS AS METRO RADIO CONFIRM SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS

NAME UP IN LIGHTS AS METRO RADIO CONFIRM SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR A FURTHER TWO YEARS The Metro Radio Arena, now in its 20th year, has turned on the lights of its new sign. The naming sponsor of the venue, Metro Radio, has had its branding light up the front of the building for over 11 years, […]

94% of funds raised for theatre

94% OF FUNDS RAISED FOR RE-DEVELOPMENT AT THEATRE York Theatre Royal closed its doors on Tuesday 17 March as work began to transform the front of house and auditorium areas. The re-development will cost £4.1 million and in October 2014 the theatre launched a Public Fundraising Appeal to raise the last £500,000 still needed. Since […]

Vienna Festival Ballet’s 35th Anniversary Gala

Vienna Festival Ballet 35th ANNIVERSARY GALA Friday 24 April & SLEEPING BEAUTY Saturday 25 April The entire show was captivating from start to finish – Welwyn Hatfield Times Vienna Festival Ballet celebrates 35 years with an outstanding Anniversary Gala. We are proud to present highlights from the world’s most beloved Tchaikovsky ballets which have featured […]