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The Customs House Youth Theatre
Fri 19th February / 4.30pm / £3.50
The Customs House Youth Theatre is open to all young people aged between 10 and 21 years old who have an interest in theatre, 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 Year 11+ (15-21 years). Sessions are led by Toni McElhatton and Fiona Martin. Since 2011, the Seniors have been part of ...
As You Like It
Thu 25th February / 7pm / £15.50 / £14.50 Conc. & Friends
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind. With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden. There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different ...
Yet another Evening with Rick Wakeman
Sat 30th April / 7.45pm / £26/ £25 Conc.
YET ANOTHER EVENING WITH RICK WAKEMAN……..PART TWO The Music and Anecdotal Wit of an Old Age Pensioner With special guests The Cadbury Sisters Both a Fellow of the Royal College of Music and a Professor at the London College of Music, Rick Wakeman ( former Yes keyboard player, Watchdog presenter and renowned Grumpy Old Man), has led a rich and varied life. In his one-man show, he recounts hilarious and unlikely anecdotes from a career which has included musical ...
Sun 6th March / 7:30pm / Pay What You Like
See our most dynamic and creative young actors competing in a national theatre competition against 500 other youth theatre groups for the privilege of performing on the stage that launched the careers of Daniel Craig, Matt Smith and Helen Mirren. Take Away tells the story of a town which is in the grip of onions - everyone is doing what they can to get their fix. Darcus, a travelling poet, turns up and offers to rid the town of the onions with ...
Sun 24th April / 7.30pm / £21.50, £20 Concessions, £68 Family Ticket, £75 VIP ticket
Our favourite South Shields superstar Joe has delighted national TV audiences on The X Factor, The Jump and Popstar to Operastar, and wowed theatre audiences in productions of Tommy and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Now, despite 12 previous sell out shows with us and a hectic schedule, he’s made time to return once again to perform in his home town. Home is where his heart is! Book your tickets now!
The Lady In The Van
Fri 4th March / 7.30pm / £6, £5 conc., £3.00 Friends
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND Biography, Drama Based on real events, about a vagrant who the playwright Alan Bennett allowed to park her van in his driveway, where she lived for fifteen years. Times: Fri 4 March 7.30pm Sat 5 March 7.30pm Sun 6 March 7.30pm Mon 7 March 7.30pm (MMD) MMD = Movie Meal Deal. Film and 2 Course Light Supper £13.00. Please book this through Box ...
Jack and the Beanstalk
Tue 29th November / Times Vary / Prices from £9.75
Following the success of Alice in Wonderland we are delighted to announce next years panto as Jack and the Beanstalk. Tickets are already selling fast so please call Box Office on 0191 454 1234 for dates times and prices. We look forward to seeing you.
Thu 3rd March / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc & Friends
Following a sell-out run at London’s Royal Court Theatre, Olivier and Academy Award® winner Martin McDonagh (The Pillowman, The Cripple of Inishmaan, In Bruges) returns to the West End with Matthew Dunster’s award-winning production of his deeply funny new play. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry (David Morrissey – The Walking Dead, State of Play) is something of a local celebrity. But what's the second-best hangman in England to do on the day ...
Mon 21st March / 7.30pm / Pay What You Like
When a group of young YouTubers take action against a giant corporation things go horribly wrong. Their friendships are pushed to the edge and one by one, their connections are cut...
Exploring Drawing for all ages - Family Workshop
Sun 28th February / 11 - 2 / FREE!
Make artworks in response to the current 'Making Sense" exhibition! Come and explore a range of fun approaches to drawing with artists Jenny Purrett and Karen Rann. You can partake in large collaborative drawings or make something smaller through experimenting with materials such as wire, sand, chalk and charcoal. Activities are open to sighted and visually impaired participants, people who think they can draw and people who think they can't, young and older alike. Drop in any time between 11 ...
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