North East Pantomimes 2016

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Jack And The Beanstalk Pantomime 2016 The Customs House Mill Dam South Shields NE33 1ES

If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation over the next few weeks and want to watch a Christmas Pantomime while you are in the North East then we have compiled a comprehensive list of all the Pantomimes taking place.

Cinderella at Newcastle Theatre Royal, 100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6BR from 22nd November 2016 until 15th January 2017.

Cinderella will be brought spectacularly to life in a sumptuous production packed with special effects, family-friendly comedy, stunning sets, outrageous costumes, and that most magical pantomime moment when Cinderella is transported to the Prince’s Ball with the help of a pumpkin, some mice and lots of Fairy Godmother magic.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Gala Theatre Durham, 1 Millennium Place, Durham, DH1 1WA from 24th November 2016 until 7th January 2016

After last year’s acclaimed and best-selling Cinderella, Neil Armstrong and Paul Hartley are back to write, direct and star in the Gala Theatre Pantomine once more as they bring you the heroic and hilarious tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Sleeping Beauty at Sunderland Empire Theatre, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX from 9th until 31st December 2016.

Packed full of hilarious jokes, show-stopping song and dance, larger-than-life characters, colourful costumes, sparkling sets and amazing CGI special effects, Sleeping Beauty is set to be another spectacular pantomime that promises to add a fairy tale touch to your festive season.

Jack and the Beanstalk at The Customs House, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES from 29th November 2016 until 7th January 2017.

This year’s production will star Ray Spencer – who many will know as his former alter ego Tommy the Trumpeter – as Dame and panto regulars Luke Maddison as Jack and Steven Lee Hamilton as baddie Fleshcreep.

James and the Giant Peach at Newcastle Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RH from 19th November until 31st December 2016.

This adaption of the much loved Roald Dahl story is packed full of songs, a sprinkling of joining in, and of course a giant juicy peach. Northern Stage’s show will capture the imagination of the whole family.

Beauty and the Beast at Tyne Theatre & Opera House, 117 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AG from 2nd until 30th December 2016.

This year Newcastle Panto present the enchanting story of Beauty and the Beast. In a small French village, the beautiful and intelligent Belle ignores her suitor, the vain and boorish Gaston, as she cares for her father, eccentric inventor Maurice.

Aladdin at Whitley Bay Playhouse, Marine Ave, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LZ from 5th December 2016 until until 2nd January 2017.

From the same team that brought you 2015’s smash hit, prepare to be taken on an enchanting journey you will remember forever. Whitley Bay’s wishes have come true as Boyzone’s Shane Lynch will star as the evil Abanazar.

Sleeping Beauty at Consett Empire, Front Street, Consett, DH8 5AB from 2nd until 31st December 2016.

Starring Leah Bell and full supporting cast, Sleeping Beauty promises to be bursting with magic, hilarious characters, fantastic scenery and lots of audience participation.

The Jungle Book at Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS from 13th until 30th December 2016.

Enjoy the comical adventures of Mowgli the man cub as he battles to survive and become the leader of the pack, as Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book gets the Oddsocks treatment.

Jack and the Beanstalk at Billingham Forum Theatre, Queensway, Stockton-on-Tees, TS23 2LJ from 3rd December 2016 until 8th January 2017.

Barnaby as Barni, The Harper Brothers as The Henchmen, Craig Ansell as Dame Polly Pott, Charlie Cairoli as King, Victoria Holtom as Sweet Pea – The Bean Fairy, Kurtis Stacey as Fleshcreep and new to the Forum – Lola Saunders as Jill, Danny Walters as Jack and The Giant as Himself.


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Sunderland Empire Theatre What’s On Winter 2016 Spring 2017

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The latest Sunderland Empire Theatre What’s On brochure is out. You can view and save a copy to keep bellow…

We have welcomed 100’s of guests who have stayed with us whilst working or visiting Sunderland Empire Theatre to watch a performance. If you are looking for bed and breakfast accommodation for your visit to Sunderland Empire Theatre you can find our guest house room rates and availability here: online booking.


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Sunderland Empire X Factor Auditions

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Sunderland Empire Theatre hosted X Factor auditions today but there will be no Tyneside auditions this year – I think maybe we’ve had more than our fair share of talent competition winners from Tyneside?! You can read more about the Sunderland auditions here…

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Sunderland Empire Theatre bosses are preparing themselves as The X Factor rolls into town. The ITV show is hosting mobile auditions in the city’s famous theatre tomorrow, and general manager Ben Phillips said he is ecstatic to be welcoming the audition trail to the city. “Sunderland Empire are thrilled to be hosting one of the X Factor Mobile Auditions this Thursday as they hit the road on their search for the next winner,” he said. “The X Factor Mobile Auditions will be a great opportunity for inspiring talent from across the area to shine. Good luck to you all.”

The mobile auditions – open to all members of the public – are separate to the larger auditions which take place in front of The X Factor judges later in the year. A spokeswoman for the show said that they are set up to give the maximum amount of people possible the chance to display their talents, and take place in towns and cities where the usual auditions don’t reach.

There will be three X Factor Mobile Audition vans travelling across the country this year throughout March to kick off the search for the next big talent. Last year’s winner was Middlesbrough’s James Arthur, who first showcased his talent at the mobile auditions. James, who had the fastest selling single of 2012 with his cover of the song Impossible, said: “If the X Factor audition van had not come to my town, I don’t think I would have auditioned. “Auditioning for The X Factor has completely changed my life”.

Auditions will take place at the Sunderland Empire tomorrow from 10am to 3pm for people to turn up and show off their talents. They will also stay open until 4.30pm for those in full-time education. Last year auditions were held in front of the judging panel – including Nicole Scherzinger and Gary Barlow – at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena, but this year bosses said they will not be returning to the city. A spokeswoman for The X Factor said: “Last year we found some great talent in Newcastle including our winner James Arthur. However this year we won’t be returning. Each year we have to make sure we visit a range of different cities across the UK in order to give everyone the best opportunity to audition.”


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Rocky Horror Show At Sunderland Empire Theatre

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