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A musical year at the Empire

Published: 1 March 2019

Twelve crowd-pleasing musicals are coming to Sunderland Empire between April and Christmas. They range from the very new—Broadway hit On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, for example—to evergreen classics like The King and I.

These major musicals will be accompanied by a programme of one-night shows such as The Bootleg Beatles (7 April), An Evening with the Hairy Bikers (4 April) and even a gin tasting (17 & 18 April).

The musicals for 2019 are:

  • Fame the Musical (8 – 13 April)
  • Hair the Musical (6 – 11 May)
  • Club Tropicana (20 – 25 May)
  • The King and I (5 – 15 June)
  • Kinky Boots (25 June – 5 July)
  • Avenue Q (10 – 13 June)
  • Rock of Ages (23 – 27 July)
  • Grease (30 July – 3 August)
  • The Book of Mormon (28 August – 7 September)
  • On Your Feet (30 September – 5 October)
  • Annie (7 - 12 October)
  • The Bodyguard (12 – 23 November)

The year closes with what is probably the most popular—and certainly the most performed—pantomime, Cinderella (13 December – 15 January).

Peter Lathan