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Matilda The Musical @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm matinees)

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book


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MATILDA THE MUSICALE ADULT CASTING. @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Royal Shakespeare Company are delighted to announce the adult casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour including Sunderland Empire (8 May – 2 June 2018).


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MATILDA THE MUSICAL @ Sunderland Empire


08 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

The multi award-winning production of the RSC’s Matilda The Musical is set to make its North East debut at Sunderland Empire in under 6 months with a limited 4 week engagement from Tuesday 8 May – Saturday 2 June 2018. Ticket prices start from £17.50 with current best availability at Monday – Thursday performances.


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Birdsong @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


21 May 2018 - 26 May 2018

A stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’ best-selling novel Birdsong is coming to Gala this month.


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Evita @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


22 May 2018 - 26 May 2018

Tickets from £15.50

Telling the story of Eva Peron – wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron – Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary iconic status.


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Mountains: The Dreams of Lily Kwok @ Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham


24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018

7.30pm

Tickets: £14.50 / £12.50 (Members / benefit conc) / £7.50 (student)

by In-Sook Chappell, based on the memoir Sweet Mandarin by Helen Tse, and featuring live cooking on stage.


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Astravaganza Entertainment presents: “The Producers” A Mel Brooks Musical @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

7.30pm each night plus Thurs & Sat 2.30pm matinee

Tickets are priced £14 - £20 (Plus booking fees when booking online or over the phone)

Based on Mel Brooks’ much loved Academy Award winning movie, ‘The Producers’ is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm


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Gangsta Granny @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


30 May 2018 - 02 June 2018

Tickets from £14.50; family ticket available

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories comes the award-winning West End production of this amazing story by David Walliams, the UK’s best-selling author for children.


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Sunset Boulevard @ Sunderland Empire


05 June 2018 - 09 June 2018

7.30pm (some 2.30pm matinees)

£18.00 - £54.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

In her mansion on Sunset Boulevard, faded silent-screen goddess Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world.


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Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


07 June 2018

£20.50

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to welcome back the hilarious Count Arthur Strong on Thursday 7th June 2018 with his brand new show ‘Count Arthur Strong is Alive and Unplugged’.


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Love From a Stranger @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


12 June 2018 - 16 June 2018

7.30pm and matinees on Wed and Thu at 2pm and Sat at 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

A dazzling new version of a forgotten Agatha Christie classic is coming to Newcastle Theatre Royal next month – unsettling, shocking and full of suspense, Lucy Bailey’s Love From a Stranger (12-16 June) is Christie for the 21st century.


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The Rise and Fall of Little Voice @ Arts Centre Washington


13 June 2018 - 15 June 2018

7.30pm

£8.00

The play tells the story of a shy, reclusive girl named Little Voice and her larger than life, out of control mother Mari.


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Washington Camera Club 50th Anniversary Exhibition @ Arts Centre Washington


15 June 2018 - 13 July 2018

Washington's own camera and photography club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary...


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An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


18 June 2018 - 23 June 2018

Tickets from £23

The world premiere of a brand new musical that will simply sweep you off your feet!


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Cirque Berserk! Britain’s Biggest Theatre-Circus Spectacular. @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018

Stalls & Grand Circle: adults £27.50, concessions (over 65s & students) £24.50, children (under 16) £15.50, limited view £18.50, family ticket (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children) £70 Upper Circle: adults £24.50, concessions £19.50, children £15.50, limited view £18.50, family ticket £70

Cirque Berserk!, Britain’s biggest Theatre-Circus spectacular is bursting on to the Tyne Theatre & Opera House stage this June with eight jaw-dropping shows from Thursday 21st to Sunday 24th June.


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Cirque Berserk! @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


21 June 2018 - 24 June 2018

£15.50 - £27.50

Direct from the West End, Cirque Berserk! celebrates the 250th Anniversary of the invention of circus with a jaw-dropping spectacular. The show bursts onto the Tyne Theatre stage from Thursday 21st – Sunday 24th June.


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KINKY BOOTS @ Sunderland Empire


24 June 2018 - 06 July 2018

KINKY BOOTS, LONDON’S SMASH HIT AND THE WINNER OF EVERY MAJOR BEST MUSICAL AWARD, TO COME TO SUNDERLAND EMPIRE FROM 24 JUNE – 6 JULY 2019.


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Hairspray @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


25 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

Tickets from £17.75

'AS LIGHT AND BOUNCY AS A BUBBLE OF GUM!'


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Kiss Me Kate @ Gala Theatre and Cinema


26 June 2018 - 30 June 2018

7.00pm (+2.00pm Wednesday & Saturday)

£18.50 (£17 on Tuesday 21 March, 7.00pm performance; Seniors on Wednesday 22 March, 2.00pm performance; Students, under 16s, registered disabled and unwaged on Saturday 25 March, 2.00pm performance)

Durham Musical Theatre Company follows on from its sensational production of Carousel with the Cole Porter classic Kiss Me Kate.


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AWFUL AUNTIE @ Sunderland Empire


28 June 2018 - 01 July 2018

The Birmingham Stage Company are delighted to announce casting for the world premiere of David Walliams’ Awful Auntie which is set to play Sunderland Empire 28 June – 1 July 2018 as part of an eighteen-month UK tour.


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The Overtones @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


13 July 2018

Tickets for The Overtones are priced at £35.50 & £25.50. VIP tickets are available at £85.50.

Following their sold out Christmas tour last year, the number 1 vocal harmony group, The Overtones, are hitting the road once more this July for their Summer Special 2018 tour, visiting Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Friday 13th July.


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Kilimanjaro in association with Show & Tell present: An Evening with David Sedaris @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


17 July 2018

Tickets: £30.50

This is a show about memory, ageing, infidelity, dysfunctional relatives, moral policing on social media, golf, and gay cats.The show is part of a 10 date UK tour for 2018, supporting his next literary release - a new book of essays entitled ‘Calypso’ that comes out in June.


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Jersey Boys @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


31 July 2018 - 11 August 2018

7.30pm (+ Wed 2pm (not 8 Aug), Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm)

Tickets from £18.00

The internationally acclaimed stage sensation Jersey Boys is coming to Newcastle!


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Inferno A-Go-Go @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


29 August 2018

Tickets are priced £50.50 VIP, £35.50 platinum, £28 standard

BenDeLaCreme, star of cult hit reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race, brings her Inferno A-Go-Go tour to the UK this August, paying a visit to Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Wednesday 29th August.


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Wicked @ Sunderland Empire


06 September 2018 - 28 September 2018

7.30pm (+ 2.30pm)

£22.00 - £78.50 plus £2.85 transaction fee

Winner of over 100 international awards, Wicked has been casting its magical spell across the world


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WICKED 2018 UK & IRELAND TOUR @ Sunderland Empire


06 September 2018 - 29 September 2018

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz


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An Evening with Brian Blessed @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


06 September 2018

Tickets: £25.50

British actor Brian Blessed is known for his hearty, king-sized portrayals on film and television.


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TV CAST TO STAR IN BENIDORM LIVE STAGE SHOW @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


07 September 2018 - 15 September 2018

evenings at 7.30pm, matinees on Thu 2pm and Sat 2.30pm

Tickets are from £16.50

Producers have revealed that Benidorm Live, the new stage show based on the hit ITV comedy premiering at Newcastle Theatre Royal next year, will star six of the original TV cast .


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Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


13 September 2018 - 15 September 2018

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are proud to add the powerful stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful to their programme of family shows for 2018, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.


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Joan Collins: Unscripted @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


16 September 2018

Tickets are priced £45.50, £43 & £39

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are delighted to announce that global superstar Dame Joan Collins will bring her one-woman show, Unscripted, to their stage on Sunday 16th September.


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EARLY DOORS LIVE @ Newcastle City Hall


25 September 2018

EARLY DOORS, Britain’s best loved pub sitcom is to tour the country later this year for the very first time. The live incarnation of the BBC TV favourite kicks off in Newcastle on 25 September.  


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Our Finest Hour @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


28 September 2018

Tickets from £26.50

From Vera Lynn and Gracie Fields to the Andrews Sisters and Glenn Miller, the songs and music of the 1940s are as well-loved today as ever...


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Vulcan VII @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


08 October 2018 - 13 October 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

This hilarious new comedy about the actor’s life is written by and co-stars Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planer


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STICK MAN LIVE @ Tyne Theatre & Opera House


11 October 2018 - 13 October 2018

Tickets: £14.50 adults, £12 under 16s, £48 family (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children). School groups Buy 10 get 2 free. (Please note that children 18 months or younger classify as babes in arms and will not need a ticket. Children over 18 months old will need a ticket, even if you want to keep them on your lap.)

Touching, funny and utterly original, Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s STICK MAN is coming back to Tyne Theatre & Opera House this October, after a hugely successful run of shows in October 2017.


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David Gest’s Soul Legends Tour Postponed – New 2018 Dates Announced @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


09 November 2018

David Gest Limited has some important information about the upcoming ‘David Gest’s Souls Legends’ Tour. Due to circumstances beyond their control they have had to delay the scheduled tour. The good news is, the tour will be re-scheduled to Friday 9 November 2018.


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National Theatre Macbeth @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


13 November 2018 - 17 November 2018

Evenings: 7.30pm Matinees: Thu 2pm, Sat 2.30pm

Tickets from £14.50

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are thrust towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness.....


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Gary Numan and Skaparis Ochestra @ Newcastle City Hall


15 November 2018

Gary Numan has announced a string of UK dates and will be performing on the City Hall stage with The Skaparis Ochestra, a night to remember...


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NO PAWS IN PANTO FUN AS THEATRE ROYAL ANNOUNCES GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS FOR 18/19 @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


27 November 2018 - 20 January 2019

The doors have not yet opened for 2017/8’s record-breaking panto Peter Pan but Newcastle Theatre Royal has today announced a rip-roaring show for 2018/9 – Goldilocks and The Three Bears, the pantomime that’s just right!


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TRAVIS ‘THE MAN WHO’ LIVE! @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


15 December 2018

Following their triumphant headline show at On Blackheath Festival last September and due to popular demand, Travis, one of Britain’s best loved bands play their classic album ‘The Man Who’ live in full for two limited runs this June & December...


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JOOLS HOLLAND AND HIS RHYTHM & BLUES ORCHESTRA @ Theatre Royal Newcastle


18 December 2018 - 20 December 2018

£34.50

Musical master of ceremonies Jools Holland and his acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Orchestra have announced their annual musical excursion around the UK and Ireland for 2018.


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BENIDORM LIVE! @ Sunderland Empire


14 January 2019 - 19 January 2019

SEE YOUR FAVOURITE STARS FROM THE SOLANA HOTEL LIVE ON STAGE AT SUNDERLAND EMPIRE IN 2019!


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WAR HORSE @ Sunderland Empire


06 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

It is announced today that WAR HORSE will return to Sunderland Empire from 6 – 23 February 2019 as part of its 10th Anniversary UK Tour. War Horse previously visited the venue for a sold out three week run in 2014.


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THE AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL CALENDAR GIRLS @ Sunderland Empire


19 March 2019 - 23 March 2019

CALENDAR GIRLS The Musical, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth.


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