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8:46am Friday 22nd May 2015
Donizetti’s neglected Siege of Calais has found a champion in the English Touring Opera, who were the first to professionally stage it in the UK. James Conway’s revived 2013 production, which rounded off ETO’s visit to Durham’s Gala Theatre, showed there was much too be commended in the work.
5:07am Friday 22nd May 2015
DISNEY and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that the multi award-winning musical Mary Poppins is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal from Thursday, September 8 to Saturday, October 29, 2016, as part of a tour of the UK and Ireland.
10:15am Thursday 21st May 2015
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10:25am Wednesday 20th May 2015
AT the heart of this fictional story are two little boys, who are worlds apart but meet at a concentration camp fence and make friends. Its soul is the atrocious truth of the Holocaust, an unforgivable Nazi Final Solution that bears witness to a horror so great it would make the worst serial killer weep.
3:43pm Tuesday 19th May 2015
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3:06pm Friday 15th May 2015
CELEBRATING the life and career of the legendary singer, actress and vaudevillian, Judy – The Songbook Of Judy Garland looks to recreate the songs and dances of one of the golden age of cinema’s most beloved performers with her daughter, actress Lorna Luft, at the helm.
1:50pm Friday 15th May 2015
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11:09am Wednesday 13th May 2015
RESUMING its nationwide tour after a break, this company seems like a family; their familiarity with the show and each other makes for realistic dialogue, tight musical numbers and a memorable evening’s entertainment.
12:57pm Tuesday 12th May 2015
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9:16am Tuesday 5th May 2015
IN light of the announcement made on Friday that the tour of Godspell in Concert is being brought to a premature close and will no longer visit Darlington Civic Theatre on May 21 to May 23, this feels more like an obituary than a review.
5:27pm Friday 1st May 2015
5:11pm Friday 1st May 2015
STEEL by name and Steel by nature when it comes to naming a theatre company that will launch a world premiere at Stockton's Arc in September, award-winning writer and director Gordon Steel acknowledges that the tiny amount of Arts Council funding he's received isn't going to go far.
2:25pm Friday 1st May 2015
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4:07pm Friday 24th April 2015
FRESH from a sell-out 13-week hit UK tour of The Last Tango, which included Sunderland Empire, Strictly superstars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have decided to return to this moving production as they bow out with their final theatre show which will visit Newcastle Theatre Royal this year; return to Sunderland Empire in February and also visit Darlington Civic Theatre in May next year.
5:09pm Thursday 23rd April 2015
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8:48am Tuesday 14th April 2015
STRIDING across the arena floor, the colossus of CBeebies clowns Mr Tumble got the kind of reception from a packed house of fans that Messrs Cameron, Miliband and Co could only laugh about receiving. Those of us chuckling our way through our second childhood, with three-year-old granddaughter hanging on Mr T's every (ahem) tumble, can only place award-winning entertainer Justin Fletcher on the same pedestal as Richard Hearne's endearing Mr Pastry. As few onlookers were old enough to make the same connection, let's just say that if Mr T launched the circus party as General Election contenders he'd probably be running the country.
1:07pm Sunday 12th April 2015
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11:22am Friday 3rd April 2015
HARRY Clasper, the first North-East sporting superstar, is to be remembered in an exciting new play that will tour the region in June and July to mark the 170th anniversary of the World Rowing Champions title coming to the region for the first time.