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Preview: Customs House’s new season includes two world premieres
Customs House’s new
season includes two world premieres
Peter Mitchell, Andrew Finnigan &
Ray Spencer launch Customs House new season
TheCustoms House in South Shields is delighted to announce news of
its exciting forthcoming season of events.From Strictly Come Dancing stars Pasha and Giovanni, music legend Tony
Christie and One Woman Sex and the City - to Stuart Maconie telling his tale of
retracing the steps of the Jarrow March, Seriously Dead starring Crissy Rock
and Tommy Cannon as well as regular Jason Cook with his ever popular Comedy
Club - there is sure to be something to please every taste.
The Customs House has also revealed
details of a World Premiere that is launching there in August - the stage
version of the iconic hit TV show When the Boat Comes Inthat has been turned
into a play by Peter Mitchell, the son of the original writer James Mitchell.
Andrew Finnigan as Lecky in My Uncle Freddie
As well as this, organisers are
thrilled to bring a comedy play based on the hit Radio 4 series, My Uncle
Freddie to the stage for the first time, that will star local lad Andrew Finnigan
alongside Pitmen Painters star Chris Connel.
To celebrate the
centenary of the ending of the Great War, The Customs House has specially
commissioned the first ever stage adaptation of the iconic television drama
series, When The Boat Comes In that will run from 16 - 25 August.
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, won national acclaim, and found a permanent place in the
hearts of hundreds of thousands of northerners everywhere.
When The Boat
Comes In has been generously supported by Colmans of South Shields.
Set in 1930s
Jarrow My Uncle Freddiewill run 17 – 21 July and follows
the adventures of 10 year old Lecky and his family including his imaginative
Uncle Freddie. Written by acclaimed writer and Customs house Academy Fellow
Alex Ferguson, the play celebrates the human spirit, humour and community of
the North East.
Chris Connel and Andrew Finnigan play Uncle Freddie and Lecky. Chris
was in The Pitman Painters which had great success on Broadway and Andrew started
his acting career at the Customs House Youth Theatre. His next job, written by
Broken Biscuits writer Tom Wells, also toured and sold out at The Customs
House. He now comes full circle, performing in his first Customs House
Executive Director of The Customs House, Ray Spencer, says “I am truly thrilled to bring recently
inducted Customs House Fellow, Alex Ferguson’s radio series My Uncle Freddie to
the stage for the first time in July. And, if that’s not enough, hit TV show
When the Boat Comes In is being turned into a play by Peter Mitchell, the son
of original writer James Mitchell for its premiere in August.”