A multitude of musicals for Sunderland

Peter Lathan

Sixteen major West End musicals, plus two operas and numerous other music-based shows are coming to Sunderland Empire between now and June 2018:

  • 1 – 5 August
    La Cage aux Folles
    Starring Adrian Zmed and Marti Webb

  • 11 – 16 September
    Flashdance – the Musical
    Starring Joanne Clifton and Ben Adams

  • 19 – 23 September
    Son of a Preacher Man
    Starring Diana Vickers and Debra Stephenson, and directed by Craig Revel Horwood
  • 25 – 30 September
    Hairspray
  • 10 – 14 October
    Spamalot

  • 17 October – 11 November
    MAMMA MIA!

  • 14 – 18 November
    Bring It On The Musical
    Inspired by the hit film

  • 27 November – 2 December
    Blood Brothers
    By Willy Russell

  • 31 January – 11 February 2018
    Shrek the Musical

  • 15 – 17 February
    Thriller Live

  • 6 – 10 March
    Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

  • 20 – 31 March
    Jersey Boys

  • 16 – 21 April
    Legally Blonde the Musical
    Starring Rita Simons, Lucie Jones and Bill Ward

  • 24 – 28 April
    Crazy for You
    Starring Tom Chambers and Charlotte Wakefield

  • May – 2 June
    Matilda the Musical

  • 5 – 9 June
    Sunset Boulevard
    Starring Ria Jones

Then there’s Ellen Kent’s La Traviata (26 January 2018) and Madama Butterfly (27 January 2018), Tango Moderno (20 to 22 November) with Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, plus a whole range of one-night stands, including Joe McElderry’s Saturday Night at the Movies Live on 10 August, The Roy Orbison Story (2 September) and The Cat Steven’s Story (4 September).