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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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
The Winter's Tale
Thu 26th November / 7.30pm / £15.50 / £14.50 Conc. & Friends
The first season of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company Live promises an exceptional series of plays broadcast to cinemas from London’s Garrick Theatre over the course of a year. The season begins with The Winter’s Tale. Shakespeare's timeless tragicomedy of obsession and redemption is reimagined in a new production co-directed by Rob Ashford and Kenneth Branagh, following their triumphant staging of Macbeth in Manchester and Manhattan. King Leontes appears to have everything: power, wealth, a loving family and friends. ...
Fri 27th November / Times Vary / £5, £4 conc., £2.50 Friends
Action, Adventure, Thriller A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Times: Fri 27 Nov 7pm Sat 28 Nov 7pm Sun 29 Nov 7pm Mon 30 Nov 1.30pm, 7.30pm (MMD) Tues 1 Dec 7.30pm Wed 2 Dec 7pm Thurs 3 Dec 7.30pm (Sub) MMD = MOVIE ...
Honorary Fellowship Awards
Sun 18th October / 6.30pm / £39
The Customs House Academy was established to recognise and honour the achievements of exceptional individuals, with a significant connection to South Tyneside, who have made a major contribution to the world of Arts & Entertainment. Tom Kelly and John Miles will receive the Honorary Fellowship Award while John Hays will be presented with the first Corporate Fellowship Award. This is an evening which celebrates the talented three who are synonymous not only with The Customs House but also to ...
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Thu 28th January / 7pm / £15.50, £14.50 conc.
Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas - broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home. Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire). In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher ...
Paranormal Halloween Night
Sat 31st October / 7:30 / £20
Join us in our historic Grade II Listed building, which during the 1840's was home to the town's mortuary. Today it is the location for countless unexplained ghostly sightings from customers and staff at The Customs House. Join us for a special night with our clairvoyant Joeanne McHugh who will provide her paranormal and spiritual services to connect with spirits in the building, followed by an audience reading. Will you encounter paranormal activity during the night? You may ...
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