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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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Gemma Hutchinson

Drama student’s success

A drama student from Blyth is fulfilling her acting dreams by studying at an internationally famous academy in New York City, and it’s all thanks to the generosity of a north east charitable trust.


80s legends back to sing

Eurovision legends will be hitting the right note with fans when they perform in Blyth at the beginning of next month.


New play from theatre group on tour

A new play from Northumberland Theatre Company (NTC)will be on stage in Stakeford next month.

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Practically Perfect - Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins, Madeline as Jane Banks and Colby Mulgrew as Michael Banks.

REVIEW: Mary Poppins, Newcastle Theatre Royal, until October 29

Magical, colourful, spectacular, imaginative, magnificent, dazzling - there simply aren’t enough superlatives in the English language to describe the latest staging of the enduring musical Mary Poppins.

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Funding boost for touring theatre

A touring theatre company has received a funding boost.

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The HandleBards.

Re-cycling Shakespeare

There’s much going on at a Northumberland landmark as bikers bring the Bard to Blagdon.

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