The Scream Factory is back, bigger and better than ever. Now in its sixth year, Scream Factory, which is based behind Kirkleatham Museum in Redcar, is the North East’s largest scare event with people travelling from all over the region, and further afield, to immerse themselves in the terrifying world where nightmares truly come to life. I managed to survive…

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“Come on Sunderland, let’s dance…” as soon as leading lady, Tracy Turnblad, as played by Rebecca Mendoza, uttered those words the entire audience jumped on its feet. Clapping, toe-tapping, shaking it from side-to-side and singing along to the closing single ‘You Can’t Stop The Beat,’ by the time Hairspray had finished it was clear the Sunderland crowd were ready to…

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Son Of A Preacher Man… the song that had everyone clapping and roaring with applause as it made its debut at the Sunderland Empire last night. This heart-warming new musical follows three tales of love and the groovy little place where they all began, and, of course, how the son of a preacher man fits into it all. I’ve never…

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You know that mantra; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Which is exactly why the opening night of Dirty Dancing at the Sunderland Empire received a roaring applause from crowds. Following the script of the movie, which smashed box offices in 1987, the theatre production followed the film down to the oversized watermelons, the classic soundtrack and the iconic…

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Calling all Northerns, Colonel Porter invites you to his Emporium, which is nestled at the end of Dean Street in Newcastle. Who’s Colonel Porter? Well him and his sidekick, Archie Jones, are the geniuses behind the iconic Newcastle Brown Ale. See you learn something everyday, and today I’m talking about the venue that pays homage to this creative duo. Whatever…

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