What's On - Theatre
Marking the 25th anniversary of the original publication of Louis de Bernieres bestselling novel – that inspired the hit film – Captain Corelli's Mandolin is masterfully brought to the stage in a world premiere this year, telling an unforgettable love story set on the Greek island of Cephallonia, against the turbulent backdrop of the Second World War.
Bill Kenwright's superb production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's sparkling family musical comes to Darlington Hippodrome this May – retelling the biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colours. Go, Go, Go (and see) Joseph.
This poignant adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s classic tale is set in rural Northumberland, in the lead up to the First World War – following the story of Charlie MacFell and his relationship with a cruel and domineering father, his stormy marriage, and his struggle to keep a dark secret.
Sunderland Theatre Company return to The Royalty theatre for a second year running with their stellar adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. Originally written as a rock opera album, Jesus Christ Superstar made its explosive debut on the Broadway stage in 1971 and has gone on to become one of the most enduring musicals of its time.
From the acclaimed writer of The Kite Runner, this powerful production tells the story of three generations of women discovering strength in unity. In an Afghanistan ravaged by war, an orphaned Laila becomes the second wife of her neighbour, Rasheed – forced to face up to his first wife (and her rival) Mariam. As the country grows more oppressive, so does Rasheed; but as Laila’s daughter, Aziza, grows up, the three women develop a bond that may offer their only escape.
Hailed as ‘the theatrical event of 2018’, the multi-award winning Lincoln Center Theater’s production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is in full swing on its world tour, and Sunderland is its next stop. Starring Jose Llana – direct from Broadway – as the King, and the West End’s own Annalene Beechey as Anna, this is an unmissable opportunity to witness this classic tale as you have never seen it before.