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The Customs House Youth Theatre
Fri 30th January / 4.30pm / £3.50
The Customs House Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged between 10 and 19 years old who have an interest in drama, devising and acting. The Youth Theatre meet each Friday in term time and produce two original performances each year. There are two groups: Juniors for Years 6-10 (10 to 15 years) and Seniors for Years 10+(15-19 years). Sessions are led by Alice Rose Blundell and Fiona Kelly. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...
Joe McElderry - The Evolution Tour
Sat 21st February / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket
EXTRA SHOW ADDED 22 FEBRUARY 2.30PM X-FACTOR winner Joe McElderry is hitting the road with a brand new show after the sell-out success of last year’s nationwide tour. The Evolution Tour showcases Joe’s renowned versatility which has won him a unique fan base. But it is Joe’s sheer energy and vitality which carry the show – and the audience into the night with a sense of elation. The Evolution Tour features new numbers and new routines which will entertain ...
Seann Walsh: 28
Sat 7th February / 8pm / £15 / £13 Conc.
The Lie-In King is back! Seann Walsh has managed to search deep inside himself to find the inner strength to get out of bed and all the way into his support act's car, parked just outside his flat JUST FOR YOU. Before you commend him too much for this act of heroism, be aware he will sleep in the car. In his last show ’The Lie-In King’, 2013 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Seann was living alone and trying ...
The Picture of Doreen Gray
Tue 24th February / 7.45pm / £14 / £13 Conc.
The award winning LipService Theatre return to The Customs House. Doreen Gray has it all: a drive time radio show and a high ratings lifestyle programme on Even More 4, but hitting 50, Doreen fnds her face no longer fits the bill. At a school reunion she stumbles across a youthful portrait of herself and makes a dark and dreadful pact with the picture. Starring the wonderfully funny Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding together with a supporting cast of ...
Sun 8th March / 7.30pm / £5 / £4 Conc.
Written by Skins creator Jamie Brittain. Two competing groups of teenage students attempt to achieve that ever elusive 'A' grade but soon find the competing forces of sex, alcohol and Arlaud threaten to destroy their hopes of a good university place. Egos clash, relationships are formed and broken, and the students discover just what it means to really perform. Starrring The Custom House Youth Theatre, directed by Fiona Kelly, assistant director Andrew Walker. Suitable for 15 years and over.
Jekyll and Hyde
Wed 25th March / 25th March, 7.45pm / £14 / £13 Conc. / £11 Friends / £8.50 Schools
Robert Louis Stevenson’s cult classic Jekyll and Hyde is reinterpreted in this modern adaptation set in an alternative London of the future, written by Jo Clifford and multi award-winning touring company Sell a Door. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is a high-profile cancer specialist, determined to find the chemical breakthrough that will solve mankind’s most challenging medical uncertainties. Jekyll’s controversial research results in the creation of an unintentional strain of drug which entirely alters the patient’s ...
Formerly of Bucks Fizz
Fri 24th April / 24th April, 7.45pm / £21
More than 30 years on, the original members of Bucks Fizz - Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and founder member Mike Nolan are still ripping skirts off to cheers from thousands of fans old and new. Cheryl, Mike and Jay are as energetic, entertaining and dazzling today as they were when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with (the recently voted UK's favourite Eurvoision Song) Making Your Mind Up. The legendary routine propelled them to overnight worldwide success, ...
A Night of Dirty Dancing
Sat 2nd May / 7.45pm / £20 / £18 Conc.
Re-live the passion and indulge in the romance at Kellerman's end of season show. Celebrating the greatest movie soundtrack of all time: She's Like the Wind, Big Girls Don't Cry, Hey Baby, Wipeout, Do You Love Me, Be My Baby and, of course, (I've Had) The Time of My Life! Don’t be the one sitting in the corner. Immerse yourself in the timeless, theatrical treat. Take a trip back to the summer of ’63, relive Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey’s sizzling performance in the ultimate coming of ...
The Customs House Charity Gala
Sun 15th February / 3pm & 7.30pm / £30
This is a night you will not want to miss - come and be surprised by the talent we have to offer in this amazing night of entertainment. Hosted by BBC's Hebburn star Jason Cook with special guests Sarah Millican and Chris Ramsey, our full all-star line up is yet to be announced! Tickets are selling fast - make sure you buy yours today! A meal-deal is available for both shows. You can enjoy a two-course lunch for just ...
Vintage and Craft Fayre - 8th February 2015
Sun 8th February / 10am - 2pm / £2
Come along to our very first Vintage and Craft Fayre and browse our wonderful stalls. There will be a fabulous mixture of vintage and handcrafted items and an abundance of treats! The Fayre will be spread over the Community Room and the main Gallery and there will be an array of refreshments available to buy from The Green Room restaurant and Lower Fusion bar. Doors open at 10am and the event ends 2pm with a £2 entry fee. ...
The Chris & Pui Show
Sun 25th October / 11am & 2.30pm / £10 Children / £12 Standard / £40 Family Ticket
CBeebies’ favourite double act is coming to town! See Chris & Pui from ‘Show Me Show Me’ in their new stage show with the toys & characters from their hit TV programme. Incy Wincy, Twinkle, Old MacDonald, Humpty, Granny Humpty and many more of your favourite Chris & Pui characters will be dropping in along with the toys – Tom, Momo, Teddington, Stuffy and Miss Mouse. Bring your character toy along too but please look after it! ...
Julian Lloyd Webber
Fri 5th June / 7.45pm / £20
In this superb new presentation, Julian Lloyd Webber will take the audience on a historical and musical journey in which he will give unique insight into not only his life as one of the world's finest musicians but also as a member of arguably the most influential musical dynasty of modern times. Julian will recount stories and anecdotes of touring, recording sessions, concerts, TV shows and the like, all of which will be linked with rare video footage of ...
Tue 27th January / 10am - 6pm (8:30pm on performance days) / FREE!
Urban Lines Jack Coates 24 January – 28 February 2015 Main Gallery Jack Coates will start the Year of Drawing with an exhibition of new architectural drawings made on paper and canvas. The latter, being a medium not traditionally associated with drawing practice and one which provoked a degree of self-analysis and enquiry for the artist. Comparing earlier drawings with later work produced specifically for this exhibition you can see the transition the artist has made from very tight, ...
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