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Sunderland Empire


Tue 21 Jan 2020 - Sat 25 Jan 2020

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It's a murder putting on a new musical - literally! Jessica Cranshaw, star of the new Broadway-bound musical 'Robbin Hood,' has been murdered on stage on opening night! The entire cast and crew are suspects. Time to call in the local detective, Frank Cioffi, who just happens to be a huge musical theatre fan. With a nose for crime and an ear for music, Frank has his work cut out trying to find the killer whilst giving the show a lifeline.

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Starring Jason Manford (The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls), this hilarious whodunnit is packed full of catchy songs, unforgettable characters and plot twists galore! From the creators of 'Cabaret' and 'Chicago', this Tony award-winning backstage murder mystery musical will have audiences laughing and guessing right to the final curtain.

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Cast and Creatives

Jason Manford
Lieutenant Frank Cioffi
Jason Manford
Original book and concept by
Peter Stone
Book by
Rupert Holmes
Music by
John Kander
Lyrics by
Fred Ebb

Sunderland Empire

High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Monday to Saturday 12:00 until 16:00, or 15 minutes after performances start. It opens on Sunday and 1 hour before performance time.
The Sunderland Empire has 5 bars around the venue, at Foyer, Stalls and Dress Circle levels.
Make your visit to Sunderland Empire even more memorable, there are a range of exclusive experiences available to give you a personal theatre experience.
There is no cloakroom available at the Sunderland Empire.

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.

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Tue 21 Jan 2020 - Sat 25 Jan 2020
High St West, Sunderland, SR1 3EX, UK
Tue - Sat at 19:30
Wed and Sat at 14:30
Age guidance 12+