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Go Back For Murder

Go Back For Murder by Agatha Christie review at People’s Theatre ~ a guest blog by Cheish Merryweather Photo credit: Paula Smart     The Queen of Crime Agatha Christie sends us back to the 1960s to meet Carla Le Marchant who is desperate to clear her mother’s name of murder.[…]

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Snow White

Whitley Bay Pantomime Society present: Snow White  Playhouse Whitley Bay – Tuesday 16th January – Sunday 21st January 2018  7 pm Tues – Sat & 2.15 pm Sat & Sun   Mirror mirror on the wall, this is the must-see panto of them all! Featuring plenty of glitz and glamour along with[…]

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DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED AND CASTING CALL

DIRECTOR AND MUSICAL DIRECTOR ANNOUNCED AND CASTING CALL FOR ‘THE DAY MUHAMMAD ALI CAME TO SOUTH SHIELDS’   The ‘greatest year’ in South Tyneside’s history has inspired the latest community production at The Customs House in South Shields – and local people can be part of it. The town welcomed[…]

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SANTA’S NAUGHTY ELF SHOWS HIS GOOD SIDE FOR CHARITY

SANTA’S NAUGHTY ELF SHOWS HIS GOOD SIDE FOR CHARITY   More than £1,600 has been raised to help support young people in South Tyneside during one of The Customs House’s festive shows. Santa’s Naughty Elf: A Christmas Carol ran throughout December 2017, with writer and director Wayne Miller once again[…]

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Hedda Gabler

VALENTINES DAY ANTIDOTE AT THEATRE ROYAL WITH FIERCE NEW HEDDA GABLER National Theatre blockbuster to send romantic notions into disarray    The National Theatre’s breath-taking new version of Henrik Ibsen’s masterwork Hedda Gabler is set to arrive at Newcastle Theatre Royal next month.  Fresh from a sell-out run in London,[…]

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Fat Friends

IT’S OFF THE SCALE! FAT FRIENDS HEADS TO NEWCASTLE THEATRE ROYAL   Is healthy eating and getting fit top your New Year Resolutions list? Need something to keep the motivation high? The weight is over! Head down to Newcastle Theatre Royal where Fat Friends the Musical – adapted by award-winning national[…]

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Aladdin

Aladdin at The People’s Theatre ~a guest blog by Ashleigh Swan from Ashleigh Money Saver   My daughter and I were invited along to the People’s theatre amateur pantomime production of Aladdin.  This was my first panto since I was a child, and I didn’t know if I would enjoy it as much as I[…]

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Alice in Wonderland

Take a leap through the trap door with Alice in Wonderland at Northern Stage   ~ a guest blog by Cheish Merryweather Photo credit: Pamela Raith    If there is one event on our Christmas calendar we look forward to every year – it’s the festive production at Northern Stage and this[…]

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Season’s Greetings at People’s Theatre

Season’s Greetings We’re sure it’ll be a fabulous festive family get-together where absolutely nothing will go wrong ~ a guest blog by Cheish Merryweather   For many, the festive season means filling your plate, drinking plenty and signing merrily – whereas for others (myself included) this season comes down to one[…]

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Pink Sari – Northern Stage Review

Pink Sari Revolution at Northern Stage Review When you have power, nothing can touch you.   Pink Sari Revolution arrived at Northern Stage last night with a hard-hitting message for everyone around the world that we must stop at nothing to fight injustice. The powerful performance tells the real-life story of[…]

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10 Unmissable Upcoming Shows at Northern Stage

What’s on at the Northern Stage – November 2017 – June 2018   Last night, we were invited along to the spring season 2018 launch at Northern Stage and we could not be more excited for the following ambitious, innovative and passionate performances appearing right on our doorstep. Northern Stage[…]

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Company

Felling Stage Society presents Stephen Sondheim’s ‘COMPANY‘   From musical theatre’s most renowned composer, Company is largely regarded as a trailblazer of the dark-comedy, modern-musical genre and the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Lyrics and Best Book. On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor,[…]

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Animal Farm review

Animal Farm at The People’s Theatre ~ a guest blog review by Cheish Merryweather   Earlier this year, the talented YoungPeople’s Theatre performed the critically acclaimed production of More Light. So, when the announcement came that the youth group were opening the new season with Animal Farm, it was clear we were[…]

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Crazy For You at the Theatre Royal

Crazy For You review ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   The joy of the music of Gershwin is that he simply uses the black keys a lot and you know the most interesting music is always written on the black keys.  George and Ira Gershwin were the ultimate team,[…]

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1867

1867 review

1867 at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House ~ a guest blog by Mandy Charlton   When my editor asked if I wanted to go along to this and I checked out the website I wasn’t really sure what to expect, it was all very mysterious and from what I could[…]

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Into the Woods

Tyne Theatre Productions to stage Into the Woods in March 2018, acclaimed local director appointed   Though their grand Tyne Theatre 150th Anniversary production of West Side Story is still to come this September, Tyne Theatre Productions have already announced that they will return in March 2018 with Stephen Sondheim’s[…]

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ODD SOCKS NEEDED FOR COMEDY MUSICAL ZIPP!

COMEDY MUSICAL ZIPP!   Where do all the odd socks go? The Customs House, hopefully! The theatre is in need of at least 50 brightly coloured and – most importantly – clean odd socks, for its latest in-house production. Zipp! One Hundred Musicals for Less than the Price of One[…]

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1867

1867

Twenty Seven Productions in association with Tyne Theatre & Opera House present “1867” Monday 11th – Sunday 17th September 2017   Tyne Theatre & Opera House are excited to have teamed up with local immersive theatre group Twenty Seven Productions to present “1867” – a week of theatre tours with[…]

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Driving Miss Daisy

DAME SIÂN PHILLIPS AND DEREK GRIFFITHS DRIVE A CLASSIC INTO THEATRE ROYAL   Alfred Uhry’s acclaimed comedy drama Driving Miss Daisy is visiting Newcastle Theatre Royal on its 30th anniversary tour with a top cast at the wheel Mon 2 – Sat 7 Oct 2017.  This brand new production by[…]

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Juice Festival

Juice Festival announces its action-packed programme for 2017 This October, Juice Festival will be taking over cultural venues, libraries and public spaces across NewcastleGateshead with an action-packed nine days of theatre, music, arts, circus, film, dance and everything in between. The award winning and inclusive multi-arts festival, developed by and[…]

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PLAYHOUSE Seeking Charity for Christmas Pantomime

  Blue Genie Entertainment, producers of the hugely popular pantomime at the PLAYHOUSE in Whitley Bay, are looking for a local charity to support during the run of this year’s pantomime, Cinderella. Producer Gary Telfer said: ‘Last year we were able to support the local charity Out Of Sight; we[…]

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THE LAMBTON WORM

PANTO CAST ANNOUNCEMENT – THE LAMBTON WORM   The Customs House is delighted to announce the full cast for this year’s panto. Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Jack and the Beanstalk, Ray Spencer and Graeme Thompson have written a very special pantomime to celebrate the 150th anniversary[…]

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A musical tribute

STARS OF STAGE AND SCREEN SET TO PERFORM IN MEMORY OF THEATRE DIRECTOR JACKIE FIELDING   A musical tribute to a much-loved theatre director has attracted stars of stage and screen to perform in support of two local charities. Forgotten Broadway is the title of this year’s fundraiser in aid[…]

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A Song for Ella Grey

A Song for Ella Grey Premiere of stage adaptation of David Almond’s award-winning novel to open autumn season at Northern Stage   A brand new production of David Almond’s award-winning young adult novel A Song for Ella Grey will premiere at Northern Stage in Newcastle (5 – 16 September). Adapted[…]

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