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From Stephen Daldry, the Oscar nominated director of The Reader, The Hours and one of Britain's best-loved films Billy Elliot, comes the magnificent production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller, An Inspector Calls - direct from its fourth West End season.
Hailed as the theatrical event of our generation winning more awards than any other play in history, this landmark production from the National Theatre has thrilled audiences in the West End, on Broadway and throughout the world with its epic and wildly imaginative staging, raw emotion, evocative score, lashing rain and chilling suspense.
Dazzling, if you haven't seen it, you must. If you have, see it again- Mail On Sunday 2010
Vesta Tilley laid the foundation stone of what is now the Sunderland Empire on 29 September 1906 and took to the stage on 1 July 1907 to officially declare the theatre open. Masterminded by two of the contemporary heads of British theatre, Edward Moss and Osward Stoll, the Sunderland Empire Theatre has undergone many changes since it opened but remains the North East’s premier entertainment venue.