#LoveTheatreDay

As you are well aware I am a huge fan of going to the Theatre, catching my favourite actors on stage and the occasional stage door visit as well. This year I have managed a lot of touring UK shows, many visits to the West End in London and an incredible trip to New York for some amazing Broadway shows. Nothing better than watching live acting and singing before your eyes in some beautiful Theatres!

#LoveTheatreDay

This is being celebrated on Twitter and really is fantastic to find amazing posts from performers and shows as well as fans!

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Hairspray the Musical (UK Tour) Review

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Cast
Edna Turnblad – Matt Rixon
Wilbur Turnblad – Norman Pace
Mortormouth Maybelle – Brenda Edwards
Velma Von Tussle – Gina Murray
Tracy Turnblad – Rebecca Mendoza
Corny Collins – Jon Tsouras
Seaweed – Layton Williams
Link Larkin – Edward Chitticks
Amber Von Tussle – Aimee Moore
Penny Pingleton – Annalise Liard-Bailey

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Friday 29th September 2017

Running Time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)

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Son of a Preacher Man (UK Tour) Review

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Cast
Kat – Diana Vickers
Alison – Debra Stephenson
Simon – Ian Reddington
Paul – Michael Howe
Cappuccino Sister One – Michelle Long
Cappuccino Sister Two – Kate Hardisty
Cappuccino Sister Three – Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Wednesday 20th September 2017

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Flashdance the Musical (UK Tour) Review

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Cast

Joanne Clifton – Alex Owens
Ben Adams – Nick Hurley
Hollie Ann Lowe – Gloria
Sia Dauda – Kiki
Demmileigh Foster – Tess
Colin Kiyani – Jimmy
Carol Ball – Hannah
Rikki Chamberlain – Harry

Matt Concannon – CC
Sasha Latoya – Louise
Rhodri Watkins – Andy
Alex Christian – Joe

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Wednesday 13th September 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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Dirty Dancing (UK Tour) Review

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Cast
Lewis Griffiths – Johnny Castle
Katie Eccles – Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman
Carlie Milner – Penny Johnson
Julian Harries – Dr. Jake Houseman
Simone Craddock – Marjorie Houseman
Lizzie Ottley – Lisa Houseman
Michael Kent – Billy Kostecki
Tony Stansfield – Max Kellerman

Venue: Sunderland Empire

Date: Monday 26th June 2017

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