When The Boat Comes In

Wed 13th Mar 2019 - Sat 16th Mar 2019

When The Boat Comes In

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Iconic TV drama comes home for its stage debut. To celebrate the centenary of the ending of the Great War, The Customs House has specially commissioned the first stage adaptation of the iconic television drama series, When The Boat Comes In. The landmark and much-loved series, created by writer and novelist James Mitchell, was the first mainstream TV drama to be set in the North East and at its peak achieved 15 million viewers. The gritty drama explores the struggles of life during the inter-war years in the mythical Tyneside town of Gallowshield – based on Mitchell’s birthplace, South Shields. The series immediately won national acclaim, but it found a permanent place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of northerners everywhere.
The story begins with Sgt Jack Ford returning from active service in the First World War. Very quickly he discovers that in peacetime, the place he left is still battling against poverty, ill-health, unemployment and discrimination. But Jack hasn’t endured the horrors of war to live a life of misery. He has set his sights on the high life and is determined to get what he wants – whatever the cost…

When The Boat Comes In has been adapted for stage by James Mitchell’s son, Peter.

‘The outstanding Jamie Brown excels as the central Jack the lad character. Charming and egocentric.’ – North East Theatre Guide

‘It’s a compelling and affecting performance filled with nostalgia and relevance.’ – Luxe Magazine

‘It leaves you wanting more’ – The Northern Echo

Price: from £16

Venue: Main Auditorium

Running Time: 105 mins

Date

Wednesday

13

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts7:30PM

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Date

Thursday

14

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts2:30PM

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Date

Thursday

14

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts7:30PM

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Date

Friday

15

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts7:30PM

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Date

Saturday

16

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts2:30PM

VenueMain Auditorium

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Call 0191 454 1234

Date

Saturday

16

Mar 2019

Time and Venue

Starts7:30PM

VenueMain Auditorium

Purchase

Or

Call 0191 454 1234