Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

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Dreamboats and Petticoats Sunderland Empire Blasting back to the 60s, this rock 'n' roll show - which opens on Monday and runs until Saturday - is now an established favourite with its nostalgia-fest of songs including classics from the likes of Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury.

These are bound up in a story about young musicians who compete not only in a national songwriting competition but for the attention of a girl, before love wins out for all.

Inspired by the multi-million-selling albums of the same name, the show promises to have audiences singing along to the likes of Let's Dance, Shaking All Over, Bobby's Girl, Happy Birthday Sweet 16 and Let's Twist Again. So, C'mon Everybody and bag a ticket. See www.atgtickets.com Sister Act Theatre Royal Alexandra Burke will return to the North East on Monday to star in the musical comedy which previously brought her to Sunderland. The former X Factor star is back in the role of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and then attempts to hide away in a convent, disguised as a nun.

Soon sisterhood and music - a mix of Motown, soul and disco - prove to be a winning combination.

The Broadway and West End hit show, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and based on the hugely popular movie starring Whoopi Goldberg, will run at the Newcastle theatre until Saturday.

See www.theatreroyal.co.uk for more.

The Happy Prince Gala Theatre The timeless Oscar Wilde tale is being brought to life on stage at the Durham theatre by local students for one night only on Monday. Senior pupils from Durham High School for Girls will be joined by Year Fives from a number of primary schools in telling the touching story about a statue and a dedicated swallow which together help the city's poor. …

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