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Alice and The Customs House Celebrate 150 years

Thu 26th November

It was celebrations all round at The Customs House theatre today! Alice in Wonderland, which celebrates its 150th anniversary today, is this year's pantomime. To see the cast sing happy birthday click here! We chose Lewis Carroll's zany tale as we are celebrating 150 years this year since the building first opened its doors as a customs port in 1865. Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer, who directs, co-writes and stars in the annual festive show, said: "Alice in Wonderland was the obvious choice for this year's pantomime. “It’s a fantastic story with very colourful characters who really lend themselves to the art of pantomime. “And, as some of the story was written in South Tyneside, we felt we ...

Thu 26th November

Meet the White Rabbit

Name:  Luke Maddison Age: 22 Hometown: Sedgefield Character name: White Rabbit Background: Professional actor What will you be doing before ...

Wed 25th November

Meet The King of Hearts

Name:  Stephen Sullivan Age:  29 Hometown: South Shields Background:   Stephen spent a number of years as a very ...

Tue 24th November

Meet the Dormouse

Name:  Kylie Ann Ford Age:  27  Hometown:    South Shields! Character name:   The Doormouse Background:   What does that even ...

Mon 23rd November

Meet The Knave of Hearts

Name: Afnan Iftikhar Age: 27 Hometown: North Shields Character name: Knave of Hearts Background: Trained in various styles of performance, also ...

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