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 August Preview at Sunderland Empire

INALA (2nd August) 7.30pm

Following a phenomenal 2014 tour and sell-out run at the Edinburgh International Festival, four time Grammy© Award-winning South African choral legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo join multi award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin in this unique artistic collaboration. Featuring world-class current and former dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert, this critically acclaimed production embraces an exhilarating fusion of South African and Western cultures live on stage.

Inala's original score is composed by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Joseph Shabalala and Ella Spira, blending the intricate rhythms and infectious harmonies of their native musical roots with live percussion, piano and strings. Mark Baldwin's choreography unites Zulu traditions with classical ballet and contemporary dance, performed by an exceptional company of 18 dancers and singers. Inala delivers a spiritually uplifting live experience.

The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time (11th -15th August)
Joshua Jenkins (Christopher) Photo: BrinkhoffM+Ă‚genberg

Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards and seven 2013 Olivier Awards, this highly-acclaimed National Theatre production has now embarked on its first ever nationwide tour.

Christopher, fifteen years old, has an extraordinary brain - exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion of killing Mrs Shears' dog, it takes him on a journey that upturns his world...

Based on the award-winning novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling new stage play from the National Theatre.

Get ready for the ride of your life as the ultimate party, Priscilla Queen Of The Desert The Musical, returns to Sunderland starring Duncan James. Based on the movie, the feel-good West End & Broadway smash-hit Priscilla, is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of outrageous costumes and a hit parade of dance floor classics including It's Raining Men, I Will Survive, Hot Stuff, Finally, Boogie Wonderland, Go West, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and I Love The Nightlife, rush to get your tickets today for this wildly fresh and funny hit musical that will take you on a journey to the heart of fabulous!


In person at the Box Office on
High Street West, Sunderland Empire

Ticket Centre: 0844 871 3022*

Groups 10+: 0844 871 3042


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