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Chicago Sunderland Empire. Until November 18, 7.30pm (plus matinees). Tel 0870 602 1130

Chicago Sunderland Empire. Until November 18, 7.30pm (plus matinees). Tel 0870 602 1130

One of the hottest musicals of them all with Jennifer Ellison as bad girl Roxie Hart and some great numbers.

An Audience with Jerry Morris

Caedmon Hall, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead. Thursday, 8pm. Tel (0191) 433-8420

Margaret Frayne steps into the shoes of the renowned jazz and blues singer to reminisce about her star-studded and eventful life.

John Williams

Hall One, The Sage Gateshead. Friday, 7.30pm. Tel (0191) 443-4661

No musician displays greater mastery than classical guitarist Williams, who will be joined by Richard Harvey, composer, conductor and multi-instrumentalist.

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