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The Customs House Youth Theatre

Fri 2nd 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 ...

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Little Red Riding Hood

Sun 21st December / Various / From only £9

BSL SIGNED PERFORMANCE 9 JANUARY 7PM DARE YOU GO INTO THE WOODS? Announcing the return of Ray Spencer as Granny Hood! This Christmas we are delighted to be staging a brand new family pantomime based on the classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Join Red Riding Hood as she sets off on an adventure to Grandma's house but beware, an evil Wolf is lurking in the woods and he'll do anything to stop her! Packed full of laughs, songs, ...

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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 ...

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The Only Way is Downton

Tue 20th January / 7.45pm / £15 / £14 friends

Direct from a West End season comes this first national tour of Luke Kempner’s tour-de-force impressions comedy, in an extended version featuring exclusive new material. Having made his name with YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, and appearances in musicals including Les Mis and Avenue Q, Kempner’s debut solo show won critical acclaim and sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe last year. As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new parody, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 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.

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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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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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The Customs House Charity Gala Night

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, our top secret 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 £10, or a three-course evening meal for ...

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