Gordon Barr

Gordon Barr

Gordon Barr writes about entertainment and showbiz and edits our What's On supplement. He has been with us since 1993.

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Idriss Kargbo as Donkey in Shrek

Shrek The Musical: We catch up with Idriss Kargbo who plays Donkey

Gordon Barr chats to Idriss Kargbo as Shrek the Musical gears up to play the Theatre Royal Newcastle

Rachel Stevens and Kevin Clifton

Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour dances into the Metro Radio Arena

We catch up with Strictly's Kevin Clifton who compares the live arena tour to that of a rock concert

Sam Ferriday, Stephen Webb, Matt Corner and Lewis Griffiths in Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys makes its North East premiere at Sunderland Empire

We chat to Sam Ferriday, who plays Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys at Sunderland Empire

The Lion King is coming to Sunderland Empire Theatre

The Lion King roars into the Sunderland Empire for a lengthy run

It's one of the world's biggest musicals and is set to make its North East debut on Wearside in September

(l-r) Norman Pace, Emma Williams and Jason Donovan star in Annie Get Your Gun

Emma Williams interview: Annie Get Your Gun star talks about taking on title role

Emma Williams stars as Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun in Sunderland this week. Gordon Barr catches up with her and finds it’s a bruiser of a role to take on

Ant and Dec on top of the O2 in London. The TV favourites are taking their hit Takeaway show on an arena tour

Ant and Dec bring hit Takeaway show to Metro Radio Arena

TV duo Ant and Dec are to take their hit Saturday Night Takeaway show on the road next year and will be coming to Newcastle for three shows

One Direction

One Direction to kick off tour with gig at Stadium of Light

ONE Direction will kick off the UK leg of their first-ever stadium tour with a gig in the North East.

One Direction are set to play at the Stadium of Light

One Direction kick off UK leg of world tour at Stadium of Light

ONE Direction will kick off their first-ever stadium tour with a gig here in the North East, it was announced today.

Jessie J performing at Alnwick Castle

Jessie J signs up for Durham cricket club Summer Nights Live gig

JESSIE J and a host of other chart-toppers are gearing up to play outdoor gigs in the region this summer.

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