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Cubs and scouts get ready for the stage

Young people are ready to hit the stage and shine as the biannual Blyth Valley Gang Show approaches.

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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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Beaconsfield Players do 9 to 5

Players bring Dolly’s hits to stage

An hilarious comedy based on Dolly Parton’s song and hit movie 9 to 5 will be showing in Blyth until this weekend.

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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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Murder in the Ninetieth degree at Seaton Delaval Arts Centre

Drama turns to dark side

Locally-made theatre will be coming to a stage in Seaton Delaval this month.

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A scene from the play

Journey back to the Music Hall

Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play about the region’s first music hall superstar, tours in the area from next week.

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Beldingtonshire Community High School perform Hairspray

Performers put on enthusiastic show

Talented pupils set toes tapping as they staged a much-loved musical.

St Bede's Newsham Puss in Boots

Magical panto for all ages

A magical pantomime will put a smile on the faces of all the family when it comes to Newsham next week.

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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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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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Rachael Burgess

Rachael sets up stage job

A creative student has been setting the scene for a career on the stage with an unusual work experience placement.

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Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories.  Northumberland Theatre Company. Picture by Jane Coltman

REVIEW: Little Red Riding Hood and Other Stories, Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC), Alnwick Playhouse Studio, Wednesday, December 7

Giggling and laughing. The little boy sitting behind me just giggled and laughed with joy all the way through Northumberland Theatre Company’s winter production on opening night yesterday.

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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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Dark insight into nosiness

Dark insight into nosiness

A dark comedy about nosiness gone wild will be on stage at a Northumberland theatre.

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Bede Academy in Les Miserables

Students excelled in stunning musical

Student performers have completed a stage marathon in their academy’s most ambitious production to date.

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Pitmen Painters by Phoenix Theatre Company

Pitmen Painters on stage

A play about aspiration that everyone can engage with, as well as the power of art to unify people despite their backgrounds and experiences, will be on stage in Blyth from next week.

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Taking Cinders and Buttons to the stage

A celebration is in order as community theatre the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre marks ten years since opening its doors.

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Northumberland Theatre Company and Bijli Productions production of
written and devised by Umar Ahmed and Manjot Sumal
directed by Umar Achmed
designed by Michelle Huitson

Bollywood takes to stage

A theatre company is returning to touring with a new production.

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Ryan O'Donnell as Ray Davies in Sunny Afternoon.

REVIEW: Sunny Afternoon, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday (Oct 8)

The '60s were tumultuous times in the music industry, epitomised by the story of British rockers The Kinks.

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