Blog Posts - Sunderland Empire



Joseph the Musical (UK Tour) Review

Cast Joe McElderry – Joseph Lucy Kay – Narrator Henry Metcalfe – Jacob/Potiphar Emilianos Stamatakis – Pharaoh/Judah Venue – Sunderland Empire Date: Tuesday 31st May 2016 This was not the show I was expecting to see when...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jun 1, 2016

American Idiot (UK Tour) Review

Cast Amelia Lily – Whatsername Newton Faulkner – Johnny Cellen Chugg Jones – Tunny Steve Rushton – Will Venue – Sunderland Empire Date – Tuesday 24th May 2016 A totally different and haunting show experience from s...
by Lets Go To The Movies on May 25, 2016

Annie (UK Tour) Review

Cast Lesley Joseph – Miss Hannigan Alex Bourne – Daddy Warbucks Anya Evans – Annie Jonny Fines – Rooster Djalenga Scott – Lily Holly Dale Spencer – Grace Date – Wednesday 30th March 2016 Venue – Sunderl...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Apr 1, 2016

Stage Door – Lesley Joseph

When it was announced that Lesley Joseph would be returning to Annie as Miss Hannigan at different venues and Sunderland was one of those I just had to go! I have always loved Birds of a Feather (UK TV Series) and its great its been back on recently.
by Lets Go To The Movies on Mar 31, 2016

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (UK Tour) – Sunderland Review

Cast Joshua Jenkins – Christopher Geraldine Alexander – Teacher Stuart Laing – Father Gina Issac – Mother Show Date – Tuesday 11th August 2015 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a play based on a book f...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Aug 14, 2015

Love Me Tender (UK Tour) – Sunderland Review

Cast Sylvia – Mica Paris Jim – Shaun Williamson Chad – Ben Lewis Natalie – Laura Tebbutt Mayor Matilda Hyde – Sian Reeves Dennis – Mark Anderson Miss Sandra – Kate Tydman Lorraine – Aretha Ayeh Dean Hyd...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jul 19, 2015

Top Hat (UK Tour) – Sunderland

Cast Jerry Travers – Alyn Hawke Dale Tremont – Charlotte Gooch Horace Hardwick – Clive Hayward Madge Hardwick – Rebecca Thornhill Alberto Beddini – Sebastien Torkia Bates – John Conroy Show Date – Thursday 2n...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jul 3, 2015

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (UK Tour) – Sunderland

Cast Lawrence – Michael Praed Freddy – Noel Sullivan Christine – Carley Stenson Andre – Mark Benton Muriel – Geraldine Fitzgerald Show Date: Tuesday 9th June 2015 The story is set around two con men who decide to take on...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jun 10, 2015

The Producers (UK Tour) – Sunderland

Cast Max Bialystock – Cory English Leo Bloom – Jason Manford Franz Liebkind – Phil Jupitus Roger de Bris – David Bedella Ula – Tiffany Graves Carmen Ghia – Stephane Anelli Show Date: Monday 11th May 2015 Max Bialys...
by Lets Go To The Movies on May 12, 2015

Wicked (UK Tour) – Sunderland

Cast Elphaba – Ashleigh Gray Glinda – Emily Tierney Fiyero – Samuel Edwards Madame Morrible – Marilyn Cutts The Wizard – Steven Pinder Nessarose – Carina Gillespie Boq – Richard Vincent Doctor Dillamond ̵...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Apr 26, 2015

Calamity Jane (UK Tour) Review

Cast Calamity Jane – Jodie Prenger Will Bill Hickok – Tom Lister Danny Gilmartin – Alex Hammond Katie Brown – Phoebe Street Henry Miller – Anthony Dunn Francis Fryer – Bobby Delaney Show Date – Saturday 7th M...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Mar 8, 2015

2014 at the Theatre

In 2014 I managed to go and see 15 musicals and plays on stage in both the North East (Sunderland Empire or Theatre Newcastle) as well as trips to London to see them in the West End. I also caught Monty Python and a concert of Elaine Paige. It has be...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Dec 31, 2014

The Lion King (UK Tour) Sunderland Review

 Show Date: Saturday 1st November 2014 Having had the tickets in a pre-sale before they even went on general sale for The Lion King’s UK tour for the Sunderland Empire. The first time the show has ever been in the North East of England. I book...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Nov 2, 2014

Rock of Ages (UK Tour) Review

Rock of Ages is the 80s jukebox musical which is also absolutely hilarious from start to finish. With so many classic rock songs packed into the show it really is a fantastic experience. You will be stamping your foot, nodding your head and eventual...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Aug 3, 2014

Avenue Q (UK Tour) Review

Princeton is fresh out of college and new to Avenue Q. He decides that he must figure out his purpose in life, this is something the fellow residents of Avenue Q attempt to help him with … Forget everything you already know about puppets and ho...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jul 15, 2014

Evita (UK Tour) – Sunderland Empire

Cast Che – Marti Pellow Eva – Michelle Pentecost Peron – Andrew C Wadsworth Magaldi – Nic Gibney Mistress – Sarah McNicholas The story of Eva Peron and her rise within Argentina, with some truly incredible songs to go al...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jun 22, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour) – Sunderland Empire

Cast Annie Oakley – Emma Williams Frank Butler – Jason Donovan Buffalo Bill – Norman Pace Dolly – Kara Lane Charlie – William Oxborrow Tommy – Yiftach Mizrahi Winnie – Lorna Want There’s no business lik...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jun 8, 2014

Singin’ in the Rain (UK Tour)

This tour has come straight from the West End with some of the cast being involved as well. I saw it on Saturday night at the Sunderland Empire where it has a few week stint, after seeing it and all the water involved on the stage I can understand wh...
by Lets Go To The Movies on Jan 22, 2014


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