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A premiere of the film Asunder, which will be performed at Sunderland’s Empire Theatre on Sunday 10th July, has the stories of real people at its heart – from the tale of Bella Reay, the Blyth Spartans footballer who played for England in 1918, to the stories of train conductresses, conscientious objectors and those left behind while the men of the North East went to war.

The film has been created by award winning filmmaker Esther Johnson, Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley is the writer and creative producer, while a live score has been provided by Field Music and Warm Digits, who will be performing with Royal Northern Sinfonia. Narrating the tale will be Kate Adie, with Alun Armstrong as the voice of Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette.

Overall, it promises to be an utterly unique, with an impressive roll call of talent involved. Performances are at 4pm (doors 2.30pm) and 9pm (doors 7.30pm) with an accompanying programme of family entertainment on offer too.

Tickets, costing £12, are available from the Sunderland Empire website.


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