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Aladdin – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Writer: Paul Ferguson Director: Paul Ferguson Musical Arranger: Simon Barnard Choreographer: Alison Hefferon Reviewer: Anna Ambelez   Street urchin Aladdin (Sam Ebenezer) dreams of marrying the love of his life, Princess Jasmine (Charlotte Chinn), but unless he can turn his fortune around, his dream will never come true. Hope appears in the shape of the sorcerer Abanazer (Shane Lynch), who ...

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Beauty and the Beast – Whitley Bay Playhouse

Writer: Anton Benson Director: Lizzie Frances Choreographer: Sarah Langley Musical Director: Sam Coates Reviewer: Mark Clegg Although traditionally belonging to Christmas, pantomimes have lately become a fixture of theatres throughout the entire year. The opportunity for the whole family to visit the theatre is one that should be applauded and Anton Benson Productions arrives in Whitley Bay this Easter weekend ...

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Pop Factor, The Concert 2015 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Director: Hayley-Jane Simmons, Jonathan Mawson Musical Direction: Darren John Reviewer: Louise Sharp Pop Factor the Concert is an electric, live and interactive show which pays tribute to a variety of favourite chart hits including Little Mix, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Avicci and more. Sinead Mathias, Douglas Fanning, Charlie Royce, Karmelle Pelham, Lori-Suzanne Kellett, Conor Crown, Clavin Hudson and Ellie Self ...

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T.Rextasy – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Formed in 1967 by the multi-talented singer songwriter and guitarist Marc Bolan, Tyrannosaurus Rex bridged the gap between young and old, producing a string of glam rock anthems which are still very much alive and enjoyed by all ages today. Starting out in 1992, tribute band T.Rextasy played their debut in a Hackney pub, and from ...

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Wizard of Oz – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Director: James Shone Reviewer:Louise Sharp The Wizard of Oz is an adaptation of the 1900 novel by L. Frank Baum entitled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with the 1939 film production starring Judy Garland becoming one of the best loved musicals of all time. The story tells of a young farm girl from Kansas whisked away by a tornado, and ...

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Mercury – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Since forming in 1998, Queen Tribute band Mercury have played at theatres, festivals and high profile shows across the UK and Europe, and the current tour proves why they are still at the top of their game. An authentic and realistic tribute to Freddie, has seen Joseph Lee Jackson collect a number of awards for his ...

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Bon Jovi Experience – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer – Louise Sharp Among all the Bon Jovi tribute bands touring around the world celebrating the bands distinct rock and roll sound, only one has ever been asked to perform with the legendary front man, Jon Bon Jovi himself. This would give any fan high expectations of the night ahead, with Tony Pearce as frontman Jon Bon Jovi. The ...

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North Tyneside Disability Forum: Variety Show 2015 – Playhouse, Whitley Bay

Reviewer: Louise Sharp A lively night of Entertainment was opened perfectly as the Youth Performance Choir – supported by Ray Buck, owned the stage with lively singing and dancing to the Black Eyed Peas hit ‘I’ve gotta Feeling’ and that feeling was right as the night was nothing short of fantastic. Acts which followed included folk acts by Northumbrian small ...

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