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Newcomer lands leading role

A newcomer to an amateur dramatics group has landed a leading role in its next production.

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Shrek the Musical UK Tour

Theatre announcement: Shrek to return to Sunderland Empire

Monster of a musical, Shrek, is returning to the Sunderland Empire, 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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The Lego Batman Movie

Top 10 things to do in Northumberland at half-term

Fun and games to keep the youngsters busy in Northumberland this half-term.

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Wooler pantomime group perform Aladdin

Annual show promises you will laugh until your belly hurts

Panto season continues in North Northumberland next week when Wooler hosts its annual performance.

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Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics pantomime, Picture by Duncan Elson.

A fab rip-roaring show for everyone

Treasure Island, Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics, Rothbury Jubilee Hall until Saturday.

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Sister Act: The Musical, by Alnwick Stage Musical Society at Alnwick Playhouse.

Stage is set for 30 years of drama

A group of thespians will be celebrating 30 years of performing with their latest production, which takes to the stage in March.

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Coquetdale Amateur Dramatics perform Treasure Island.

Residents will recognise names and places in this panto

An amateur dramatic group is getting ready to stage its own adventure.

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Kerry Ellis and Stephen Webb as Jack and Alice

REVIEW: Wonderland, Sunderland Empire, until Saturday, February 4

Venture down the rabbit hole to see Alice in Sunderland.

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Alnwick Theatre Club stage Cinderella at Alnwick Playhouse
Family fun with 'the sisters'.
Picture by Jane Coltman

With twists to the traditional tale, Cinders will still go to the ball

Cinderella by Alnwick Theatre Club at Alnwick Playhouse.

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Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Theatre announcement: Wicked to return to Sunderland Empire

Wicked will be casting its spell over Wearside once more, the Echo can exclusively reveal.

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Group makes its debut with comedy show

Group makes its debut with comedy show

A comedy performance banished the winter blues in Seahouses.

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Alnwick Theatre Club stage Cinderella at Alnwick Playhouse
 The fun cast includes the characters Shrek, The King and Dan.
Picture by Jane Coltman

It’s panto time for Cinders in the Wick, but all is not as it seems

A much-loved children’s fairy tale will be brought to the stage with a difference from tomorrow as Alnwick Theatre Club stages its annual pantomime.

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Chef takes restaurant to stage for comedy

Chef takes restaurant to stage for comedy

Lesbury Village Hall, a partner venue with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme, is opening the spring season with a comedy show that fuses a play with a spicy cookery demonstration live on stage.

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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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The principal actors in Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre's production of The Wizard of Oz.

REVIEW: The Wizard of Oz, Alnwick Playhouse Youth Theatre, until Saturday, December 3

A theatre full of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends and a journalist (me) was bristling with pride this evening as the latest crop of budding stars hit the stage.
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Little Red Riding Hood and other stories
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Jordan Larkin and Laura Jayne Ayres.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Bringing well-loved tales to the stage for seasonal performances

A special adaptation of well-loved, familiar and unfamiliar fairy tales will be touring across Northumberland and beyond from this week.

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Warkworth panto rehearsals

Merry men offer all the fun of Warkworth panto

Robin Hood and his gang of Merry Men make the trip north from Sherwood Forest to get up the nose of Nottingham’s Sheriff in Warkworth when the annual panto comes to town.

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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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