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Comedian Paul Smith heads back out for his biggest tour yet this September just months after his previous sell out tour ended. Hitting theatres across the UK, Ireland and Europe the tour, fittingly titled ‘Joker’, will mix the Scouse comics trademark crowd banter with hilarious stories from his life.
Smith, who is best known for the many viral social media clips of his lightning quick audience interaction said when asked “I can’t wait to get started. The shows keep getting better and better every year and this one is coming together perfectly.
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.