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5 february shameem karim school of dance 7 FEBRUARY BIG TIME AMERICAN WRESTLING 8 February brendan cole 10 - 15 FEBRUARY BLOOD BROTHERS PP 18 - 22 FEBRUARY STOMP 24 FEBRUARY CIRCUS OF HORRORS

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22 MARCH kathleen davis PP

27 February Ellen Kent Opera Nabucco PP

24 - 29 MARCH LET IT BE PP

28 FEBRUARY ROY ORBISON AND FRIENDS 1 MARCH THE ELO EXPERIENCE 2 MARCH NORTHERN STAR THEATRE ARTS 7 & 8 march birmingham royal ballet PENGUIN CAFé triple bill 10 - 15 MARCH FAME THE MUSICAL PP 16 MARCH THE CITY SINGS 60S PP 19 MARCH THE MEAT LOAF STORY 20 MARCH TAP FACTORY

31 march - 5 april tonight’s the night PP 7 - 12 APRIL DREAMBOATS AND PETTICOATS 14 - 19 APRIL HAPPY DAYS PP 22 APRIL SOLID SILVER 60S SHOW 23 APRIL HOT FLUSH 26 APRIL THE MAGIC OF MOTOWN 30 April - 17 May War Horse 2 JULY SUNDERLAND SCHOOLS’ DANCE FESTIVAL 4 JULY THE DRIFTERS 8 JULY THE DREAMBOYS 28 JULY - 2 AUGUST rock of ages PP

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christmas events

Pre-Show Kids’ Christmas Party The festive fun takes place from 12.30 - 1.30pm, prior to the Sat 2pm performances on 14, 21 & 28 Dec, with an extra special panto treat for children and parents including: ■ Christmas games ■ Cinderella crafts ■ Bibity-bobity-box The perfect panto snack pack £10 per child. Up to two accompanying adults go free. Parties are available to ticket holders only, prior to the performance that they’re attending. Children must be aged 4-10 years. To book, call 0191 566 1045 or email sunderlandboxoffice@theambassadors.com Activities may change. Places are subject to availability. Private parties can also be arranged. Email Creative Learning sunderlandeducation@ theambassadors.com to discuss your party requirements.

‘A mighty blockbuster musical’

The perfect festive treat: A pre-show TOUR! Join us on a step through time as we share engaging revelations from the past decades here at the Sunderland Empire, with extra special tours including stories of Christmas gone by as well as other festive treats. Sat 14 Dec 11.30am Wed 18 Dec 10.30am

Special Family Christmas Tours A tour fit for Santa’s little helpers! Sat 21 Dec 11.30am Tours are open to both Cinderella ticket holders and non-ticket holders and cost £8pp. Groups 10+ £7pp. Book in person at the Box Office or call 0191 566 1045.

The scotsman

Direct from the West End, the smash-hit musical Ghost comes to Sunderland for two weeks this November. Based on the phenomenal Oscar-winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, Ghost is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next, trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Adapted for the stage by Bruce Joel Rubin from his own Oscarwinning screenplay for the film, the amazing special effects and dazzling staging are by the multi award-winning Paul Kieve (Inner Magic Circle member) and Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus. With a score by rock legends and Grammy award winners, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson and Alanis Morrisette), and featuring the unforgettable Unchained Melody, Ghost is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-of-the-art staging.

★★★★★

‘JAW-DROPPINGLY AMAZING’ Manchester Evening News

tue 26 nov - sat 7 dec Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

signed perfORMANCE Thu 5 Dec 7.30pm

Early booking recommended

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Main photograph by Matt Crockett. Original London cast photography by Sean Ebsworth Barnes.

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From CITV and Nickelodeon

JAMIE RICKERS as Buttons

SHERRIE HEWSON

as the Fairy Godmother

from Channel 5’s Milkshake

amy thompSON

a spectacular family pantomime FRI 13 DEC 2013 - SUN 5 JAN 2014 december 2013

as Cinderella

With the help of her Fairy Godmother played by everyone’s favourite Loose Woman, Sherrie Hewson, Cinderella shall go to the ball and meet her Prince Charming, despite the best efforts of her dastardly Ugly Sisters! But don’t forget to keep an eye on the clock as midnight approaches. Our delightful cast also features children’s TV favourites Jamie Rickers and Amy Thompson, plus Brookside star Dean Sullivan. We also welcome Owen Thompson as Prince Charming, Bobby Windebank as Dandini, plus Jamie Morris and Tarot Joseph as two of the Ugliest Sisters around! martin dodd for UK productions proudly presents

featuring sensational shetland ponies live on stage! With Jimmy Corkhill from Brookside

dean sullivan as Baron Hardup Also starring

Jamie Morris Tarot Joseph as the Ugly Sisters

The producers of last year’s smash hit Peter Pan return this Christmas with the enchanting rags-to-riches tale of Cinderella. This fantastic fun-filled show promises hilarious comedy, stunning special effects, lavish costumes and sets and lots of audience participation, plus our sensational Shetland ponies!

‘Unmissable Christmas treat that really does have everything’ Northern Echo of Peter pan, 2012

‘Pantomime of the season’ Evening Chronicle of Peter pan, 2012

‘Fantastic Family Fun’

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january 2014 Wed 1

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relaxed performance Fri 3 Jan 2.30pm See page 34 Atg theatre card Half price Fri 13 Dec or £5 off† (Half price offer includes Premium seats)

Family Ticket £5 off† date Groups 10+ £5 off† Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Groups 50+ £12 Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm † 6pm 14 & 30 Dec & 4 Jan, 7pm 2 & 3 Jan only TICKETS £?? - £?? LEA/Academy Schools 10+ (Premium seats available) £10 (inc. £1 ice cream voucher) Atg1theatre card plus teacher free with every 10 pupils (1.30pm 13 & 17- 20 Dec only†) Discounts PP G FSee S pages 34page XX Details

Sunderland Echo of Peter pan, 2012

† All concessions exclude lowest price and premium seats and apply to all January performances and the following December performances (unless stated otherwise): 1.30pm 17 - 20; 2pm 30, 2.30pm 26; 5pm 15, 29; 6pm 14, 27, 28, 30; 7pm 17 - 20 (All concessions subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.)

14 NOV – 3 JAN Please note, this is a Sunderland City Council initiative. Please contact them to find out more info and any restrictions prior to your arrival.

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header the smash goes hithere musical comes to sunderland!

Direct from the West End, this superbly enjoyable production of Singin’ in the Rain is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies - and some of its stars - behind. This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ’em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain. Featuring screen star Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R F Simpson and Faye Tozer as the ‘uniquely voiced’ starlet Lina Lamont, high energy choreography and sumptuous set design (including 12,000 litres of water!), Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical.

‘ONE OF THE MOST MARVELLOUS MOVIE MUSICALS OF ALL TIME NOW BIGGER, BOLDER AND BETTER’ mail on sunday

★★★★★ ‘large quote’ attribution

Tue 14 Jan - SAT 1 Feb ‘small quote’ Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm attribution Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm

signed performance Thu 23 Jan 7.30pm

Early booking recommended

date Mon -theatre Sat eves 7.30pm Atg card Thu Sat mats 2.30pm Half & price Wed 15 Jan or £6 off† Atg theatre card Seniors Discounts £26 best available Wed mats† PP Seepage G C G F S E Details pages & 35 3434 & 35

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Images by Manuel Harlan and Hugo Glendinning.

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the musical for all time bill kenwright presents

‘brings the audience cheering to its feet and roaring its approval’ Jack Tinker, Daily Mail

‘exhilarating. one of the best musicals ever written’ sunday times

‘gritty, gripping, superb’

mail on sunday

Written by Willy Russell, the legendary Blood Brothers tells the captivating and moving tale of twins who, separated at birth, grow up on opposite sides of the tracks, only to meet again with fateful consequences. The superb score includes Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.

‘A TRIUMPHANT EVENING. UNMISSABLE AND UNBEATABLE’ THE SPECTATOR

Few musicals have received quite such acclaim as the multi award-winning Blood Brothers. Bill Kenwright’s production recently surpassed 10,000 performances in London’s West End, one of only three musicals ever to achieve that milestone, and continues to enjoy standing ovations at every devastating performance. No wonder Blood Brothers is now ‘The musical for all time’.

mon 10 - sat 15 feb Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Mon or £5 off† seniors Wed mat £15† C G E PP See pages 34 & 35

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back and

better than ever!

‘pure stage ‘pure stage magic, you’ll magic,you’ll bebedancing dancing inin your seats’ your seats’ Sunday Sunday telegraph telegraph

‘Exhilarating, ‘Irresistible’

New York Times entrancing, terrific’ ‘Exhilarating, The Independent

entrancing, ‘Irresistible’ terrific’ New York Times

The Independent

Stomp returns to Sunderland for the first time since 2010, complete with brand new routines! See for yourself why this foot-stamping, finger-drumming, global phenomenon continues to thrill audiences, including those at the London 2012 closing ceremony, with its infectious mix of percussion, dance, theatre and comedy.

brand new routines!

With an exhilarating soundtrack inspired by the commotion of everyday life, eight performers use everything from Zippo lighters, plastic bags, bin lids and even the kitchen sink to hammer out an explosively feel-good rhythm enjoyed by audiences of all ages, all over the world. Now seen by more than 14 million people in over 50 countries across the globe, and with exciting new choreography and music, Stomp is fresher, faster and funnier than ever!

tue 18 - Sat 22 feb Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Tue or £5 off† Family Ticket 2 adults, 2 children £60 † C G E F See pages 34 & 35

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Opera & Ballet International presents an Ellen Kent Production

special events big time american wrestling fri 7 feb 7.30pm c F

Superslam Wrestling Live Events return to Sunderland Empire after their massive sell out UK tour. A host of new faces from abroad face a team of top British favourites to battle it out in the squared circle for two hours of non-stop fun for all the family to enjoy. This action-packed show will have the kids talking for weeks, book early for the best ringside view. www.bigtimewrestlinguk.com

brendan cole licence to thrill SAT 8 FEB 7.30pm atg theatre card £3 off c g

Strictly Come Dancing’s charismatic Brendan Cole is set to dazzle audiences with his brand new show. Join him and his cast of 20 musicians and dancers on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular evening of ballroom magic and Latin excitement, it’s a live dance extravaganza not to be missed. www.brendancole.com

‘Worth going a long way to hear’

Manchester Evening News

‘A terrific production of Verdi’s epic tale’

circus of horrors

mon 24 feb 7.30pm atg theatre card £3 off c EARLY BOOKING OFFER £3 off if booked and paid before 24 Jan The Circus of Horrors presents what is undoubtedly its greatest show to date, London after Midnight. The show that stormed into the finals of Britain’s Got Talent is back with an awe-inspiring rock ‘n’ rollercoaster of a show that flies like a bat out of hell to celebrate an astounding 18 years of shock ‘n’ roll. www.circusofhorrors.co.uk

psychic sally: on the road wed 26 feb 7.30pm g

Liverpool Daily Post

* Directed by Ellen Kent, featuring the Celebrated Chisinau National Opera and National Philharmonic with International Guest soloists

www.sallymorgan.tv

International psychic and star of hit TV show Psychic Sally: On The Road, Sally Morgan returns with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally has dedicated her life to exploring the work of spirit and her live show aims to give validation that our loved ones still exist. Her work with high-profile celebrities and royalty earned her the name ‘psychic to the stars’, most notably reading for the inspirational Princess Diana.

nabuccO verdi

WITH THE FAMOUS CHORUS OF THE HEBREW SLAVES

roy orbison & friends fri 28 feb 7.30pm

Barry Steele presents his all live spectacular multi media tribute to The Big O, featuring classic Orbison hits from the ’60s right through to the late ’80s. With star guest tributes to Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis this is a spectacular fusion of good old Rock ‘n’ Roll and contemporary musical genius, all on one stage.

Thu 27 Feb 7.30pm

Ellen Kent returns with a new production of the very first opera she ever produced.

Atg theatre card £10 off†

Verdi’s haunting and melodic chorus of the Hebrew slaves follows the plight of the Hebrews as they are forced from their homeland into exile by the Babylonian King Nabucco.

UNDER 16s Half price†

This powerful tale is laced with revenge, destruction and jealousy. This spectacular traditionally staged production features magnificent sets and costumes with amazing lighting and stage effects, in an evening to remember.

www.royorbisontribute.com

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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‘Pure joy, a wicked, fast-moving romp’

special events

THE STAGE ON SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE

the ELO experience SAT 1 MAR 7.30pm

40 years on, the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra lives on through The ELO Experience. This outstanding show features unforgettable chartbusters Mr Blue Sky, Don’t Bring Me Down, Sweet Talking Woman, Livin’ Thing, Xanadu and many more. Recently voted the UK’s No. 1 tribute band, their accurate portrayal of this iconic band must not be missed. www.elotribute.com

the meat loaf story

www.themeatloafstory.com

wed 19 mar 7.30pm ATG THEATRe CARD £2 off early booking offer £5 off if booked and paid by 31 Dec C G Steve Steinman returns with his epic adventure, delivering the best of Meat Loaf. The producers of Vampires Rock bring video projection, incredible staging, a superb band, Steve’s unique sense of humour and stage presence plus the greatest hits Paradise by the Dashboard Light, Anything for Love, Dead Ringer for Love, Bat Out of Hell and more.

tap factory World Tour 2014 THU 20 mar 7.30pm C

Tap dance at its stomping best! Theatre Productions are proud to be bringing this world class show to the UK in 2014. A dazzling, amazing production, showing many genres of dance, in an urban setting. Tap Factory is where ‘Stomp meets Tap Dogs!’ Their feet have a life of their own, and the rhythm never stops. A brand new award-winning concept in the genre of Stomp, Tap Dogs and Blue Man Group. This tremendously visual, and highly exciting show, features the world’s best tap dancers and international musicians as they blend the art of percussion, with dance and acrobatics. This amazing fully choreographed spectacular features mind blowing live percussion, and gorgeous male dancers to set your pulses racing. www.tapfactory.com

solid silver 60s show 2014 tue 22 apr 7.30pm

They say that if you remember the 60s you weren’t there! Fill that gap in your memory with The Solid Silver 60s Show and relive the 60s with original artists singing their greatest hits! Now in its 29th year the show reunites Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and features the unforgettable talents of Chris Farlowe, Chris Montez and Wayne Fontana, all backed by Vanity Fare. www.flyingmusic.com

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Mayhem and misrule lead the way

Penguin Café Elite Syncopations | Slaughter on Tenth Avenue | ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café A stripped-back theatre bursts into life as dancers take their turn to impress, and a rag-time band plays old favourites from Scott Joplin and his contemporaries. One of Kenneth MacMillan’s best-loved creations, Elite Syncopations is certain to leave you smiling. Created by George Balanchine for the Richard Rodgers musical On Your Toes!, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 1930s comedy, the tale of a happy-go-lucky hero who literally has to dance for his life! David Bintley’s ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café introduces a morrisdancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a woolly monkey and many more, in a ballet that takes a witty and poignant look at man’s effect on the world.

‘A guaranteed crowd-pleaser’ THE FINANCIAL TIMES ON ELITE SYNCOPATIONS

‘Unforgettable’THE SUNDAY TIMES ON STILL LIFE

Family Fun Day

SAT 8 Mar 12.30 - 2pm Fun for all the family in this unique opportunity to go behind the scenes with the Birmingham Royal Ballet. fri 7 - sat 8 MAR Fri eve 7.30pm Fri mat 2pm Sat mat 2.30pm Atg theatre card £7.50 off† UNDER 16s Half price Dance schools £10 † C G E See pages 34 & 35

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It’s back and It’s gonna live forever! bill kenwright presents

the brand new production for 2014 Based on the Oscar winning musical film and hugely successful TV series; Fame – The Musical is back – and it’s gonna live forever! This brand new production will take you on a hi-octane roller coaster ride through dizzy heights and crashing lows as a group of star-struck wannabes embark on their quest for the ultimate accolade – fame. At the world famous High School for Performing Arts New York, young talented hopefuls undertake the journey of their lives. Ambition, triumph, heartbreak and romance conspire to steer them off course, and the pressure is too much for some. But, these kids are determined to live forever and as they rocket through breathtaking dance routines and show stopping tunes Fame is the feel-good sensation that you will never forget!

‘breathtaking the energy is astounding’ the independent

‘Sensational’ The Daily Express

Bursting with dynamic dance routines and unforgettable songs including; Play a Love Scene and Fame, Fame has enjoyed seven West End runs since premiering in the USA in 1988 and continues to be performed all over the world.

‘pure dance dynamite’ Mail on Sunday

the eternally inspiring musical seen by over four million people mon 10 - sat 15 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Mon or £5 off† seniors Wed mat £18† students Tue eve £18† C G E PP See pages 34 & 35

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Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles

★★★★★ ‘You absolutely must go and see Let It Be’ Daily Star

★★★★ Come Together and experience the iconic music of The Beatles with Let It Be, the spectacular concert jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles’ greatest hits! Direct from the West End, this international hit show celebrates the legacy of the world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band.

★★★★★

‘beatlemania is back!’ tony dibbin, capital gold

Relive The Beatles’ meteoric rise from their humble beginnings in Liverpool’s Cavern Club, through the heights of Beatlemania, to their later studio masterpieces, with live performances of early tracks including Twist and Shout, She Loves You and Drive My Car, as well as global mega-hits Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together and, of course, Let It Be. Travel back to the magical sixties when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!

★★★★‘fab for all the family’ THE TIMES

‘After two glorious hours I left the show feeling as high as a kite. For those who love The Beatles,this show is about as good as it gets’ daily telegraph

‘A non-stop parade of hits’ daily telegraph

mon 24 - sat 29 mar Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Mon or £5 off† seniors/students £15 best available Wed mat† C G PP See pages 34 & 35

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Presented by Phil McIntyre Entertainments, Arnold Stiefel and ambassador Theatre Group

Daily Mirror Rod Stewart is one of the best-selling recording artists of all time. In a career spanning five decades he’s as popular now as ever with his acclaimed new album Time topping the UK charts and the No.1 Bestseller Rod - An Autobiography. Tonight’s The Night, the smash hit West End musical comedy inspired by the songs of Rod is the all-singing, all-dancing feel good show which went on to play sold-out theatres across the UK. Now is your chance to rediscover the magic of these timeless classic songs, from Maggie May, Baby Jane, and Hot Legs to Sailing and many more! Tonight’s The Night tells the story of a shy young man, so tongue tied that he cannot find the courage to declare his love to the girl of his dreams. One night, our hero strikes a deal with the Devil, trading his soul for Rod’s. It seems like a good idea at the time, but this guy is about to find out the hard way that you can’t find true love using another man’s moves and that, devil or no devil, there’s only one Rod Stewart! This sensational musical comedy features spectacular staging, a world class band and dazzling choreography.

Directed by Caroline Jay Ranger Choreographed by Denise Ranger

mon 31 mar - sat 5 APR Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card £10 off Mon or £5 off† seniors/students £15 Wed mat† C G PP See pages 34 & 35

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the smash hit musical DIRECT from the WEST END!

special events hot flush! starring lesley joseph

Wed 23 APr 7.30pm ATG THEATRe CARD £2 off C G

Share in the friendships, the secrets, the laughs, the tears and the ups and downs of four ordinary women - and one man - living extraordinary lives. Meet Myra, a successful divorce barrister whose rat of a husband has left her for a blonde bimbo. Jessica’s struggling to understand life in the midst of a mid-life crisis, while Sylvia has been married to Joe since she was 20... and been bored since she was 21! Helen, a widow, is trying to take one day at a time; it’s just that sometimes, several days attack her at once. More fun than joining a gym and cheaper than botox, Hot Flush! might even leave you feeling 34 1/2 again! So wipe away the credit crunch blues and grab your girlfriends together for an unmissable night at the theatre and bring your man along as well, you’ll all love it.

Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield in association with Universal Music present

‘i loved every moment’

daily telegraph

‘THE AUDIENCE SHRIEKED AND WHOoPED IN DELIGHT’ THE SCOTSMAN www.hotflushthemusical.com

The Magic of Motown

Baby Love - 50 Years of No.1 UK Hits Tour SAT 26 APR 7.30pm ATG THEATRe CARD £1 off C G An all-new, all-star spectacular boasting more No.1s than ever. The legend of the label lives on, 5-star performances revive 36 classics from the Temptations, Supremes, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more. www.easytheatres.com

the dreamboys fit and famous 2014 UK tour TUE 8 JUL 7.30pm ATG THEATRe CARD £2.50 off G If you’re looking for the perfect girls’ night out, look no further than these incredible stripping hunks, the UK’s top male glamour show. In a brand new action packed night of music, muscle, magic and mayhem, these boys will leave you breathless and begging for more! Book now before it’s too late! www.dreamboystour.co.uk

local productions SAT 11 JAN 7pm MURIEL HARRISON SCHOOL OF DANCE - DANCE, DANCE, DANCE WED 5 FEB 7.15pm SHAMEEM KARIM SCHOOL OF DANCE - ONCE UPON A DANCE SUN 2 MAR 7pm NORTHERN STAR THEATRE ARTS - A POCKETFUL OF STARS SUN 16 MAR 7pm THE CITY SINGS 60s SAT 22 MAR 7.15pm KATHLEEN DAVIS - DANCIN’ ON A SATURDAY NIGHT WED 2 jul 7.30pm Sunderland Schools’ Dance Festival

Inspired by the 6 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats The Musical features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. The dazzling success of the first seven albums in the Dreamboats and Petticoats series sent the message loud and clear. With over 2 million copies sold and several weeks at the Number One spot in the compilation charts, the Great British public were saying that they didn’t just want to listen to pure nostalgia: they’d love to see it as well. In 1961 emotions run high as young musicians Norman and Bobby compete to win a national song writing competition – and, more importantly, the attention of the gorgeous Sue! But when Bobby discovers that shy Laura is no slouch on the piano, love and rock ‘n’ roll fame beckons. Featuring classic tracks from Roy Orbison, The Shadows, Eddie Cochran, Billy Fury, and many more, including Let’s Dance, To Know Him Is To Love Him, Shaking All Over, Bobby’s Girl, Little Town Flirt, Only Sixteen, Runaround Sue, Happy Birthday Sweet 16, Let It Be Me, Great Pretender, C’mon Everybody, Let’s Twist Again and many more hits from music’s golden era! Dreamboats and Petticoats - the songs will live forever!

‘a great rockin’ evening’ daily Express

‘sublime’

Mail on Sunday

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AMY ANZEL in association with TODD RUPPERT of RTR INTERNATIONAL presents

goodbye grey skies, hello blue! starring

Heidi Range (SUGABABES) as Pinky Tuscadero

Ben Freeman (Emmerdale) as The Fonz and

Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) as Mrs Cunningham

Creative Consultant

HENRY WINKLER (TV’s original ‘Fonz’) Happy days are here again with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli. Join your favourite 50s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang - Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi - as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition. In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero ‘The Fonz’ save the day? Happy Days - A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series. Garry is also the director of many world-wide smash-hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1 & 2. The show includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame songwriter Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays). The show also contains the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show. Starring popstar Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero, Ben Freeman as The Fonz and Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham. Happy Days - A New Musical is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

mon 14 - sat 19 apr Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm Atg theatre card Half price Mon or £5 off† SENIORS £20 best available Wed mat† STUDENTS £15† C G E PP See pages 34 & 35

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‘The theatre event of the decade’

‘A landmark theatre event’

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WED 30 APR - SAT 17 MAY Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu 1, Wed 7, Wed 14 May & Sat mats 2.30pm

War Horse tells the powerful and uplifting story of young Albert, his beloved horse Joey, and the unimaginable obstacles they overcome both individually and together. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Filled with stirring music and some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time, War Horse is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, and an unforgettable theatrical experience. warhorseonstage.com

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‘So exhilarating it makes you rejoice to be alive’ The Times

captioned perf Thu 8 May 7.30pm

Early booking recommended

Touch tour Sat 17 May around 1pm Audio described perf Sat 17 May 2.30pm

Early booking recommended

UNDER 18s £5 off Mon – Thu† C G E See pages 34 & 35

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Photos of original West End cast by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg

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For online and Sat Nav The Bridges Multi-storey car park’s postcode is SR1 3EX and St Mary’s is SR1 3AH. PUBLIC TRANSPORT By Train Most train routes to Sunderland are via Newcastle Central and can be reached within just 20 minutes by National Rail and regular Metro services, with the closest stations to the theatre being Sunderland and Park Lane.

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get involved at the sunderland theatre

Show-Themed Activities Workshops Led by our in-house creative learning practitioner, workshops are designed to coincide with visiting productions. We are delivering show-themed workshops for the following productions: Sunderland Empire offers an extensive Creative Learning programme, which develops and leads participatory, educational and arts activities, events and projects inspired by the shows on stage, with the aim to meaningfully involve and engage the local community. Activities can be held at the theatre or your own venue, to avoid transport issues or to offer outreach engagement to groups who would not normally have the opportunity to access such programmes. Whether you’re a pre-school group or a University faculty, an alternative education scheme, a community group or even a corporate organisation, we have something for everyone!

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Cinderella 9 – 20 Dec Singin’ in the Rain 15 – 31 Jan Blood Brothers 3 – 14 Feb Stomp 17 – 21 Feb Fame 10 – 15 Mar War Horse 30 Apr – 16 May Don’t miss your chance to take part in a professional, engaging and fun workshop that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of your group and complement the National Curriculum as well as your desired learning outcome! Demand is usually high, so contact us today for further information! ‘Helped to fulfil an Arts Award criteria’ Arts Award group Redhouse Academy, Dirty Dancing Workshop (Sep 2012)

Education Resource Packs Education resource packs support teaching and learning in the classroom and are designed to complement your visit to the theatre, in line with the National Curriculum. Packs are available for most shows this season, contact us for full details.

Theatre Experience At £6 per participant, this comprehensive theatre package offers great value for money, providing an all-inclusive theatre experience perfect for schools, youth and performing arts groups. Sessions consist of a full access all areas venue tour, together with behind the scenes and stage access where available.* Participants get an insight into the inner workings and historical background of the venue, followed by a bespoke, heritage or show related workshop specifically tailored to your group. Refreshments included. *Behind the scenes and stage access are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Curriculum Focused / Bespoke Activities Our in house multi-arts practitioners can deliver an extensive variety of disciplines and activities suitable for all groups from all backgrounds. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Confidence building Dance / physical theatre Vocal and acting master classes Audition / interview technique GCSE and A-level performing arts subjects Puppetry / mask making

Curriculum-based workshops and activities are under current construction. Please get in touch to discuss how your group can benefit from bringing their learning outside the classroom.

Access all Areas Find out more about your favourite theatre with a backstage tour! Learn about the history of our beautiful Edwardian theatre, find out how it is managed and see the auditorium as the stars do from the stage! Access all Areas tours are available to LEA and youth groups of 10 – 30 and are priced £3pp. Tours for adults are priced at £5pp.

special public events Show Tours Lasting approximately 90 minutes, tours offer a unique and exclusive opportunity of experiencing behind the scenes action before the curtain goes up and may also include access to dressing rooms and the stage, allowing you to see the set and lighting up close and personal. You’ll also learn about the history of the venue with a full venue tour and how it is managed. Show tours conclude with tea and coffee and booking are currently being taken for Ghost (Fri 29 Nov at 5pm) at a price of £6pp, Groups 10+ £5pp. Special Christmas tours are also available during Cinderella. For more information and prices, see page 4. Private & non-show Tours Tours are available to groups of 10 - 30 and are priced £5pp.

Accessible performances For full details of all access performances and our new Relaxed performance of Cinderella see page 34 or call our access line 0191 566 1045 or email sunderlandboxoffice@ theambassadors.com

CONTACT us

For information on any of the Creative Learning activities above or to discuss any other opportunities at the Sunderland Empire please contact us: Telephone Hollie Coxon on 0191 566 1056 Email SunderlandEducation @theambassadors.com Visit our dedicated website creativelearning.atg.co.uk

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Booking & access information CONCESSIONS Shows with these symbols have the following concessions available:

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book online www.atgtickets.com/sunderland (bkg fee) by telephone 0844 871 3022 (bkg fee) Mon - Sat 9am - 10pm Sun 10am - 8pm Calls to the Customer Contact Centre are charged at national rate (charges may vary according to service provider). We are unable to accept ticket reservations over the phone or online. in person – we now open earlier! Box Office, Sunderland Empire, High Street West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm. On performance days we close 15 minutes after curtain up (normally 7.45pm). On Sundays and Bank Holidays, we’re open 1hr prior to performance times. group sales 0844 871 3042 Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm ATG THEATRE CARD BOOKING LINE 0191 566 1045 AUTOMATED RUNNING TIMES 0191 566 1077 CARD CHARGES & TICKET COLLECTION Transaction and booking fees are applied. Bookings may also additionally carry a credit/debit card fee. For security, when collecting tickets purchased by card, the card used must be presented on collection from the Box Office.

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Schools Family offers vary per show. Please contact the Box Office. Price promise - tickets from £10

Concessions may be restricted to certain price levels and performances and can be changed or withdrawn by management without notice. Only one concession can be applied at any one time and proof of status is required. FRONT OF HOUSE OPENING TIMES & LATECOMERS RULE Doors open 1 hour prior to performance. Latecomers may not be admitted to the auditorium until a suitable break in the performance and in some instances, not until the interval. The management reserves the right to refuse admission. CONDITIONS OF SALE Tickets cannot be refunded. Ticket exchanges can only be offered for a per ticket exchange fee. Exchanges will only be accepted for the same production and for the same value or higher, on payment of the difference. All exchange requests are subject to availability and must be received at least 48 hours prior to the original performance date.

ACCESS information Striving to remove barriers that may prevent people from attending our theatre.

If you have specific access requirements, please call our dedicated equal access booking line on 0191 566 1045 (Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm) or email sunderlandboxoffice@ theambassadors.com. is also available by calling 0844 277 9856 (24 hours). Customer Contact Centre access booking number 0844 871 7677 Text Relay service is available Text phone users 18001 0844 871 7677 Standard phone users 18002 0844 871 7677 For more information on Text Relay, please visit www.textrelay.org

prices for online & telephone bookings**

prices in person at the box office Level access, lift, wheelchair spaces and Sennheiser infra red system are available. BSL, open captioned and audio described performances are occasionally scheduled. Guide dogs are welcome. Customers who require additional assistance to attend the theatre can request at the time of booking. Access performances BSL performances by Northern Sign: Ghost Thu 5 Dec 7.30pm Cinderella Fri 20 Dec 7pm Singin’ in the Rain Thu 23 Jan 7.30pm Captioned performances by Stagetext: War Horse Thu 8 May 7.30pm Audio described performances by Vocaleyes: War Horse Sat 17 May 2.30pm Touch tour prior to the performance. Time TBC. Please call the access line for further information. RELAXEd PERFORMANCEs We are proud to announce the up coming relaxed performance of our family pantomime Cinderella! Fri 3 Jan at 2.30pm A relaxed performance is catered specifically for families and people with learning and behavioural disorders such as autism. The atmosphere in the theatre is more relaxed; possible changes to light and sound may be made. Audience members can come and go as they please - no late comer’s rules. And no one will be asked to be quiet. Staff will receive specialised training to enable them to assist you during your time at the theatre and we will provide the following:

• A pre-show familiarisation visit, where groups, families and individuals can come along and explore the venue

• A visual story will be provided to support the familiarisation visit

• A quiet space will be available during the performance, with activities and fidget toys.

Large print guides are available upon request. Contact us for a copy.

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* A 1% ticket booking fee applies to all credit and debit cards made at the Box Office ** A £2.85 transaction fee applies to online and telephone bookings (excluding Theatre Card Holders & Group Bookings) ^ Booking fees apply to Theatre Card Holders

restoration fund All ticket prices have a £1 restoration levy applied. The restoration fund enables the theatre to maintain its splendour throughout. Recent works include the staircase at the main entrance painted with new lighting installed and the bronze statue of Terpsichore rejuvenated. Make sure you have a look when visiting us next – you’ll love the difference! The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to print. We reserve the right to make alterations to the published programme of events, their prices and concessions. Due to the varying nature of our shows, we cannot guarantee an unrestricted view from all seats at all times.

Ambassador theatre group Co-founded by Howard Panter and Rosemary Squire in 1992, the Ambassador Theatre Group Ltd (ATG) has grown to be the UK’s largest theatre group with a total of 40 venues in Britain and on Broadway and an internationally recognised theatre producer. It is also a leader in theatre ticketing services through ATG Tickets. ATG’s impressive portfolio of West End theatres includes Apollo Victoria, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Harold Pinter, Lyceum, Phoenix, Piccadilly, Playhouse, Savoy and Trafalgar Studios 1 & 2. In New York, ATG owns The Foxwoods Theatre, the largest theatre on Broadway. ATG’s regional

theatres include The Ambassadors Woking encompassing the New Victoria and Rhoda McGaw Theatres and the award-winning Ambassador Cinemas; Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham; Theatre Royal Brighton; Bristol Hippodrome; Churchill Theatre Bromley; Edinburgh Playhouse; Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone; King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal, Glasgow; Grimsby Auditorium; Liverpool Empire; Palace Theatre and Opera House, Manchester; Milton Keynes Theatre; New Theatre, Oxford; Richmond Theatre; Southport Theatre; Regent Theatre and Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent; Sunderland Empire; Princess Theatre, Torquay;

New Wimbledon Theatre and New Wimbledon Studio and Grand Opera House, York. Current and recent ATG co-productions include Macbeth, The Hothouse, Passion Play, Posh, Jumpy and Constellations (Royal Court at the Duke of York’s), 9 To 5 The Musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Legally Blonde The Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Rocky Horror Show, Goodnight Mister Tom, The Mystery of Charles Dickens, South Pacific, All New People, Dandy Dick, Blue/Orange, Ghost The Musical, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!, Exit the King, The Mountaintop, Being Shakespeare, The Misanthrope, West Side Story, Elling and Guys and Dolls.

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Sunderland Empire Winter 2013 - Spring 2014