It opened in London's West End in 1984 where it ran for over seven thousand performances- now twenty eight years later one of the most successful musicals ever is here in the North East.
Starlight Express - the futuristic show on roller skates, is in Sunderland, and for one of the cast, it's also a chance to come back home.
You can see the full report from Alex Watson below.
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