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Chris Ramsey: All Growed Up

Sat 26th September / 5pm / 8.30pm / £17.50

Critically acclaimed stand-up comedian, Celebrity Juice regular, star of BBC2’s Hebburn, and the man who once got pizza delivered to a moving train embarks on his biggest stand-up tour yet! Following sell-out runs of his last three UK tours, Chris is back with a brand new show for 2015. Join him as he explores getting older, finding yourself, taking responsibility, realising you are no longer a child and all of the other terrifying realisations that come with being dragged ...

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Geordie the Musical

Fri 28th August / 2.30pm, 7.45pm / £13 / £11 Conc. / £10 Friends / £10 when bought with tickets for The Cinder Path

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The Unthanks

Thu 22nd October / 7.45pm / £18/ £17 Conc. / £29 Meal Deal

Rather than embarking on some grand celebration, The Unthanks are quietly marking their 10th anniversary this year with a short tour of small intimate spaces, with a paired back line-up, their feeling being that if folk music is a lifelong pursuit, 10 years is just a drop in the ocean. Using the traditional music of the North East of England as a starting point, the influence of Steve Reich, Miles Davis, Sufjan Stevens, Robert Wyatt, Antony & The Johnsons, ...

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Santa's naughty Elf & The Christmas Caper

Sat 5th December / Times Vary / £6.50 Adults, £7.50 children

After all his Christmas mishaps Elfluent has earned the name of Santa’s Naughty Elf.  But what if there was a naughtier elf who wanted to end Christmas for good? In Santa’s Naughty Elf & The Christmas Caper Elfluent is in a race against time to steal back Christmas from Elfredo.  Come and find out if Santa’s Naughty Elf has finally met his match! Children will meet Santa and receive a Gift!   Performance Times: 5th & 6th  Dec. 1pm, ...

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Ten Pieces Secondary Schools Screening

Wed 7th October / Tickets available through BBC 10 Pieces website only http://www.bbctenpieces.co.uk/ / FREE!

Building on the success of Ten Pieces Primary, this inspirational, new cinematic film will be aimed at young people in secondary schools, aged 11+. The film will feature stunning footage of the BBC Philharmonic performing a new selection of orchestral music, representing a wide range of styles and eras relevant to the music curriculum. Each piece will be introduced by celebrity presenters known to the age group, using an engaging mix of live action and animation. The film will ...

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Wildflower/Theatre of The Ordinary

Fri 11th September / 10.30am / FREE!

WILDFLOWER 27mins 2013 South Shields born Eileen O'Shaughnessy was married to the writer George Orwell, (real name Eric Blair)  this documentary looks at the influence she had on Orwell's writings, 'Homage to Catalonia' 'Animal Farm' and his most controversial novel '1984'. Sadly Eileens life was cut short and she  died in 1945.  Featuring interviews with the couples son, Richard Blair and more in this fascinating film which was filmed in South Shields, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Teeside, Oxford, Warwickshire, London and ...

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Geordie Rat Pack

Sat 16th January / 7.45pm / £15.00

"When four friends who have already had sold out concerts and award winning comedy shows decide to have a party on stage you get something very special! A blend of classic swing songs and stand up, all mixed together with a bit of Geordie magic! The Geordie Rat Pack features the combined talents of Glen Roughead, Jason Cook, Neil Grainger, Steffen Peddie and The Paul James Band. ?Glen Roughead“Total superstar, He can do it all” – Metro Radio Jason Cook (Creator and star of BBC 2 “Hebburn”)“My jaw aches from ...

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The Battle Of Britain At 75

Fri 18th September / 7.30pm / £15.50, £14.50

'The Battle Of Britain At 75' will retell the story of the biggest aerial conflict of the Second World War. This two and a half hour cinema experience comes live from Biggin Hill in south-east London, the most famous of Britain's fighter stations.  BBC Radio 2's Dermot O'Leary, Jeremy Vine and Louise Minchin will be joined by the BBC Concert Orchestra and musicians from across the armed forces as they share rare and untold stories from the Battle. Unseen archive footage from the ...

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