Remembrance Sunday

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

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Fenwick’s Window (Newcastle) – Paddington Bear

Each year Fenwick a big department store in Newcastle decorates the window for Christmas, this was then revealed on Friday and I thought it was pretty appropriate to put a post together on it. Considering that the theme for this year is Paddington Bear and we have the second Paddington film being released this week. I am sure it will certainly help push the film even more here in the North East.

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Geordie the Musical Review

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Cast

Eleanor Chaganis – Maggie Melia

Micky Cochrane – Tommy Armstrong

Phil Corbitt – Robert Charlton

Adam Donaldson – John Thompson

James Hedley – Joshua Adams

Viktoria Kay – Bella Melia

Luke Maddison – Michael Cumisky

Donald McBride – Oliver Heslop

Dale Meeks – James Melia

Written by – Tom Kelly

Story by – Andy Bogle

Date: Friday 13th October 2017

Venue: Tyne Theatre and Opera House

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Dave Johns: I, Fillum Star Review

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Comedian Dave Johns was launched to superstardom when he appeared in the film I, Daniel Blake. Nothing could have prepared him for what was about to happen when the film went to the Cannes Film Festival, winning the top award. This show is all about that crazy journey and what really happens when you throw a Geordie into the Hollywood A list world!

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Stage Door – Young Frankenstein Cast

I know I haven’t stopped talking about the incredible Young Frankenstein Musical since seeing it for the first time last Saturday. I loved it so much that on the Sunday I bought another ticket and went to see it again last night, I waited at the stage door to see if I could catch the cast members as they came out. Last week (and rightly so) they had an after show party!

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Hadley Fraser

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Theatre: Mel Brooks on Stage (Newcastle)

After watching the Premiere of the incredible Young Frankenstein the Musical we had an extra treat when the legend that is Mel Brooks came on stage and did a little speech. Which included how much he liked Newcastle and even better that you won today. Which was exactly where I had been before the show, seeing Newcastle record their first Premier League win on the season.

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It was a truly special occasion and moment to be sat in the Theatre with him on stage and really topped off a fantastic night!

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Young Frankenstein the Musical (Newcastle) Review

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Cast

Frederick Frankenstein – Hadley Fraser
Frau Blucher – Lesley Joseph
Igor – Ross Noble
Elizabeth Benning – Dianne Pilkington
Inga – Summer Strallen
Inspector Kemp/Hermit – Patrick Clancy
The Monster – Shuler Hensley

Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Date: Saturday 26th August 2017

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Joe McElderry: Saturday Night at the Movies Tour (2017) Newcastle Review

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Date: Sunday 30th July 2017
Venue: Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Local lad Joe McElderry also from South Shields has come along way since being crowned The X Factor winner back in 2009, which was the last time I watched the show to be completely honest. The whole town was behind him and it’s amazing to have followed his career since then. His transition to Opera star as well, really showing off his incredible vocals. I have bought each album and enjoyed listening to his fantastic voice. It has also been fantastic to witness his change over to musical theatre and leading as Joseph.

This was the first time I have had the honour of seeing him in concert at the amazing Theatre Royal in Newcastle, which was a complete sell out I want to add. The tour falls into his new album released earlier this month ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’ so a chance to hear him sing all of the songs live.

He has brought some friends along for the show as well though in Keith Jack and Ben James-Ellis who both found fame on Joseph show Any Dream Will Do and have since become seasoned performers. They were also joined by Sam Callaghan a former X Factor contestant who stepped in for the tour for Lloyd Daniels due to illness.

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