Sage Gateshead

Review: Godspell in Concert, Hall One, Sage Gateshead

A concert version of the musical's 2011 Broadway revival honoured its date on Tyneside with a first class evening of entertainment

Zoe Birkett is playing Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard when it comes to Newcastle Theatre Royal

Zoe Birkett emotional at her success playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard Musical

Consett-born actress and singer Zoe Birkett can't wait to play in front of a home crowd at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Jade Thirlwall of Little Mix at the X Factor auditions at the Customs House in South Shields

Little Mix star surprises X Factor hopefuls at South Shields auditions

Bosses of ITV1 talent show, The X Factor, spent the day in South Shields in search of the next big singing star

The latest London production Toby Olie, from Hexham, inset has been working on

From egg boxes to West End acclaim for puppetry aficionado Toby Olie

Puppetry aficionado Toby Olie has come a long way since cutting out dinosaur puppets from egg boxes in a Northumberland classroom

Nick Warneford, 11, who will be playing Kurt, in a production of The Sound of Music

Theatre Royal role in is music to youngster’s ears

As The Sound of Music prepares to take to the stage of the Theatre Royal, one young cast member talks to Barbara Hodgson about his role in the Von Trapp family

Tech Notes with Lewis Harrison

IF you tune in every Saturday to watch Simon Cowell ripping apart some poor kid’s rendition of Flying Without Wings, then you’re one of millions who love a good talent contest.

Taste: Cafe 21

Café 21, Trinity Gardens, Newcastle

I CONFESS I’m not a great TV fan, but somehow I’m hooked on watching the X Factor.

Rural beat

Martin Douglas’s week is a busy one with so many different hats to wear, he never gets bored!

Doing it his way

He is still in his teens, but despite appearances, Peter Grant is not your average young man.

Teenagers on the lookout for the x factor

The backers of a company launched by a group of teenagers hope to help up to 100 youngsters bent on careers in the arts achieve their dreams.

'I don't wannabee an ex wannabee'

  • ITV

An aspiring pop star is desperately hoping judges on television reality series X Factor will give her a second chance.

The pop princes

Princes William and Harry argue over the remote and watched Pop Idol and X Factor, they revealed to Ant and Dec in a television interview.


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