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The Customs House Youth Theatre

Fri 6th March / 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 ...

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Drama, Baby

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 Artaud 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. 'Drama, Baby' will be fun and entertaining show for theatre lovers and Skins' fans who are 15 years and over. ...

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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 ...

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Dance to your Daddy

Tue 3rd March / 3rd - 7th March, 7.45pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm / £10 / £8 Conc.

Celebrating its award-winning success, Dance To Your Daddy comes to The Customs House. The musical play tells the story of Jimmy Sinclair, a young lad in the thick of funny goings-on in post-war Shields. There's barmy Mam Mary and best pal, the overpowering Louise - but where's Dad? With songs to make you laugh and cry the show tells the mysterious circusmstances of his departure. Written by David Cooke with music by Grahame Wright. Times: Tues 3 March 7.45pm ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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! ...

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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 ...

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Wedding Fayre

Sun 8th March / 11am - 3pm / FREE!

We're hosting our spring wedding fayre on Sunday 8th March! It will be a great opportunity to view our unique venue and will feature leading suppliers to inspire your big day! The fayre will be spread over the Mill Dam venue's Daltons Suite and there will be an array of refreshments available to buy from The Green Room restaurant. Stalls will include wedding cars, cakes, florists, photobooths and even a hypnotist! Events Coordinator Rosie Marsh said: "This will be a great ...

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Joe McElderry's Spirit of Christmas

Sun 22nd November / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket, £75 VIP Ticket

Joe's 2015 Evolution Tour has capped his busiest and most successful year since winning X Factor in 2009. The show follows hot on the heels of last year’s Set Your Soul Alive tour which was a sell out at many of the 64 venues where Joe performed his highly accomplished and versatile show. Back to back nationwide tours have been made possible by Joe’s loyal and ever growing fan base during a year which has rarely seen him out ...

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Joe McElderry Live and Unplugged

Sun 11th October / 7.30pm / £20.50, £19 concession, £64 Family Ticket, £75 VIP Ticket

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. For one night only, Joe will be making a special exclusive performance, LIVE AND UNPLUGGED at his home theatre, The Customs House. His unmistakable voice, easy wit and warm rapport have endeared him to all ages from 5 to 95. Whether he’s singing a pop hit, or stunning the audience into silence with Opera, Joe has evolved ...

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