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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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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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Ponteland Repertory Society took the performance award at NODA awards night.

Society reaps rewards from 90th anniversary

A Ponteland drama group has won a prestigious accolade.

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Agnet of Influence will  be staged at Wingates Memorial Hall

A right royal period political intrigue

The autumn season of Highlights Touring Theatre comes to Wingates next week.

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Taking theatre to villages

Taking theatre to villages

Highlights Rural Touring Scheme has announced a new season of shows heading to village halls across the county this autumn.

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Nikki Simm in rehearsals with James Horner for a variety show at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House.

Nikki goes from front of house to centre stage

A delighted singer and dancer is stepping out from the shadows to take the spotlight in a theatre charity show.

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Belsay Hall

Shakespeare under the stars at attraction

Visitors can step back in time to the days of sword fighting and Shakespeare at a Northumberland attraction.

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Tom Bird. Picture by Bronwen Sharp

Rising star Tom lands top role at theatre in York

A Northumberland man has landed a top role at a leading theatre in the north, after a stint at one of the country’s most famous venues.

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Youngsters from Cambo First School in their summer production.

Vibrant costumes, fun characters and enthusiastic performers

Youngsters from a Northumberland first school have been praised for their summer production.

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The Rocky Monster Show performed by pupils of Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools in Morpeth.

Pupils rock the monster musical

Monster mayhem took over Morpeth schools as almost 200 pupils staged their own rock ‘n’ roll musical.

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Beyond The End Of The Road. Picture by Trevor Walker.

Villagers take centre stage in new musical

A new musical about Northumberland life is heading to Whalton — and villagers will be taking centre stage.

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Katie Doherty, who came up with the idea of Beyond The End Of The Road and has written music and lyrics.

Communities make a musical

The sound of music will be ringing out of village halls across Northumberland in a unique show created by the communities it will entertain.

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Ponteland Repertory Society's 90th showcase

Society marks 90 years on the stage

Nine decades of performance were celebrated in a special showcase by an amateur dramatics group.

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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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KEVI students who are appearing in High School Musical
Troy played by Will Capps and Gabriella is Maddy Yates.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Show was ‘utterly brilliant’

The hottest ticket in town last weekend was for King Edward VI High School’s stellar production of High School Musical.

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Morpeth's St George's Community Players get ready for their next production.

Players smash latest show

Josh Beasley was the undoubted star of the show as Morpeth St George’s Community Players performed their spring offering Hello…Is There Any Body There? in the church hall last week.

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Society to make a song and dance over nine decades of performing

A double celebration will take place next week with two 90th birthdays.

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KEVI students who are appearing in High School Musical
 Ryan is played by Alistair McCubbin and his sister Sharpay is played by Amber Johnson.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Popular musical will take you back to the days of high school

Pupils from a Morpeth school will be staging a show loved by youngsters the world over.

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Gothic tale with bats and wolves in Morpeth

If you like Gothic storytelling at its best, with wolves, bats and brides of Dracula, then Morpeth is the place to be Saturday night.

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