Sunderland Empire Listings
CINDERELLA– FRI 13 DEC – SUN 5 JAN
The North East’s canniest festive family panto, Cinderella, is set to sparkle at the Sunderland Empire this Christmas season.
I’m a CelebrityandGoggleboxstar, Scarlett Moffatt,will delight as the magical Fairy Godmother, alongside the undisputed Queen of Mean Miss Rory(Boulevard) as the feisty Rorina Hardup (we’ll make sure she minds her Ps and Qs), with Duncan Burtas her equally Ugly Sister Ruby! Nick Jnr’s Gemma Naylor(Go! Go! Go!) stars as Cinderella, together with ITV’s Superstarsfinalist (and Sunderland lad) Jon Mosesas the Prince and hilarious South Shields funny-man Tom Whalleyreturns as Buttons.
SIR RANULPH FIENNES–TUE 14 JAN
Named by the Guinness Book of Records as ‘the world’s greatest living explorer’, Sir Ranulph Fienneshas spent his life in pursuit of extreme adventure, risking life and limb in some of the most ambitious private expeditions ever undertaken.
InLiving Dangerously, Sir Ranulph offers a personal journey through his life, from his early years to the present day. Both light-hearted and strikingly poignant, Living Dangerously spans Sir Ranulph’s childhood and school misdemeanours, his army life and early expeditions, right through the Transglobe Expedition to his current Global Reach Challenge – his goal to become the first person in the world to cross both polar ice caps and climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents.
I’M SORRY I HAVEN’T A CLUE –SAT 18 JAN
BBC Radio’s multi award-winning antidote to panel games returns to the stage in 2020 with its sell-out touring show. Join Tim Brooke-Taylor, Tony Hawks, Miles Jupp, Richard Osmanand host Jack Deefor an unmissable evening of inspired nonsense. Colin Sellprovides piano accompaniment.
CURTAINS–TUE 21 – SAT 25 JAN
It’s murder putting on a new musical – literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical Robbin Hood, has been murdered on stage on opening night!
The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.
Starring Jason Manford(The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls) and Carley Stenson(Les Miserables, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Spamalotand Hollyoaks), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From creators of Cabaretand Chicago,this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.
CABARET–TUE 28 JAN – SAT 1 FEB
Bill Kenwrightpresents the multi award-winning production of Kander and Ebb’s landmark musical, Cabaret.
Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and iconic songs Money Makes the World Go Round, Maybe This Time, Cabaretand more.
Starring as Emcee is John Partridge, winner of Celebrity MasterChef2018, well known to TV audiences as EastEnders’ charismatic Christian Clarke and one of West End theatre’s most prolific leading men (A Chorus Line, Chicago, andLa Cage Aux Folles). Kara Lily Hayworthstars as the iconic Sally Bowles following her spectacular performance in the title role of Cilla The Musicalwhich was revered by both critics and audiences alike. They are joined by Anita Harris, who first rose to fame as a singer in the 1960s and has appeared both on screen (Follow That Cameland Carry on Doctor) and on stage, most notably as Grizabella in the West End’s Cats.
Tickets available from the Box Office on High Street West, via the ticket centre 0844 871 3022*or www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.