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Preview: Weekend Rockstars + Hyde and Beast at Sunderland Stages

Half Theatre Show / Half Gig:
Rockstars take to the Stage in

Weekend Rockstars + Hyde and Beast
North Shore in The University of Sunderland’s Students Union
Friday 29 May 2015

Sunderland Stages culminates at the end of May with a very special event which is half theatre show / half gig at North Shore in The University of Sunderland’s Students Union on Friday 29 May! 
Opening with Weekend Rockstars, an album play by Middle Child Theatre Company then followed by a live set from Sunderland’s finest Hyde and Beast!

Sunderland Stages has over the past year, thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the National Lottery, put some of very best touring theatre right into the heart of
Sunderland.  Including some truly unforgettable performances catering for all ages and tastes in venues including The Royalty Theatre, the University of Sunderland’s Students Unions venues North Shore and Bonded Warehouse, Independent, Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, The National Glass Centre, The Canny Space, City Library and Arts Centre and Arts Centre Washington.
Weekend Rockstars
This grand finale will start with Weekend Rockstars.  Performed by Hull based Middle Child Theatre, this is the story of Terry’s week from hell told through theatre, film, original songs and a live band on stage.

Terry's having a bad week. He's lost his job, his girlfriend and he's just killed his dealer's cat - but he’ll still be going out on Saturday night. But what happens when the world starts to fall away? What happens when our rocks start to fail us? What do we do when our stars don't guide us where we thought they would?  Then, it's time to become Rockstars! 

This electric and unapologetic tale of three young people living for the weekend is made in the North and proud of it.  An energetic, funny and emotional new show.
Hyde and Beast
Following the play, Sunderland’s very own Hyde and Beast take to the stage for a very special live set.  Formed by two drummers, Dave Hyde of the Futureheads and Neil Bassett, formerly of The Golden Virgins.  Their music is reminiscent of the rootsy late 60’s / early 70s summery sounds of California. This riff driven psychedelic pop has a dreamy melancholic quality that has been compared to such lofty luminaries as The Beatles, T-Rex and David Bowie.

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Weekend Rockstars + Hyde and Beast is on at North Shore, University of Sunderland’s Students’ Union, St
Peter’s Campus on Friday 29 May at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £10 / £8 (concessions) / £6 (NUS) and are available from or by calling the box office of Arts Centre Washington on 0191 219 3455. 

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