Remember these? Dreadlock Holiday, Mr Blue Sky, I’m Mandy Fly me, Livin’ Thing, Evil Woman, The Things We Do for Love, Wild West Hero, Life is a Minestrone, Art for Art’s Sake, Turn To Stone, I’m not in Love, Roll Over Beethoven, Rubber Bullets… Just a few among the many massive hits that make up the timeless repertoire of 10CC and The Electric Light Orchestra.
Their songs are worldwide rock classics, that over the passing decades have remained in the hearts of millions of fans… and in the hearts of the musicians that make up the only tribute band in the world to these 2 incredible bands from the last 4 decades.
We don’t dress up or put on wigs to look like the original artists, we do however bring the musical quality of both bands to life with hit after hit, fantastic video visuals and a good bit of banter thrown in for good measure. You are a guaranteed a great night to remember!
Fri 18 Jun
The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of 'Memory Lane', ‘Rolling back the Years’, and ‘Memories are made of This’.
One of the biggest shows of its kind in the UK, taking the audience on a breathtaking musical journey through the 50's, 60's, and some of the brilliant sounds of the 1970's. Including songs by Del Shannon, Frank Sinatra, Cilla Black, Cliff Richard, Showaddywaddy, The Drifters, Queen and many more.
Over 160 amazing costumes and choreographed for each decade, performed by 'West End' and international vocalists, along with the stunning ‘Timeless Showgirls’.
Tue 20 Apr
£17 (£16; Children £16)
Wed 21 Apr
£17 (£16; Children £16)
Bye Bye Baby are a jaw-dropping tribute to the musical phenomenon ‘Jersey Boys’ and the timeless, iconic music of ‘Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons’. Incredible four part harmonies, roof raising falsetto complete with energetic and stylish choreography – all backed by their excellent 4-piece band - ensures that Bye Bye Baby is a show that will make it a night remember! Includes 31 of Valli’s greatest hits including Sherry, December ’63 (Oh What A Night), Grease, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Beggin’, Working My Way Back To You, and many more!
Sun 14 Mar
Tribute show featuring the Carpenters' greatest hits, recreating the look and sound of their extensive world tours.
Sun 13 Jun
A tribute to Baz Luhrmann's glittering musical about the ill-fated romance between a writer and a cabaret actress.
Sun 30 May
Though her on screen persona was full of romance and secret love, the real story was much more dramatic. With video projection a swinging jazz band and impeccable vocals the Doris Day Story is a compelling musical journey through her life incorporating some of greatest songs Love Me or Leave Me, Perhaps, Perhaps, Pillow Talk, Black Hills of Dakota, and Move Over Darling, to name a few, this production charts her life as a Jazz-singer to an idol of the silver screen, and beyond a show not to be missed so come on and take a sentimental journey down memory lane IT’S MAGIC!
Thu 11 Mar
The World's greatest tribute to ELO return to The Customs House after their stunning show in 2019.
Without question, the UK's hottest, newest and biggest tribute to the genius and music of Jeff Lynne and ELO. Featuring an 8-piece band including string section and stunning musicianship, the best light-show and video-show around, and of course a magical night of classic hit after hit with songs like Sweet Talkin' Woman, Turn to Stone, Don't Bring Me Down, The Diary of Horace Wimp, 'Telephone Line' and of course Mr.Blue Sky, this two hour show will have you singing along and dancing from the start. Running time 2 hours with a 20 minute interval.
Sat 18 Sep
Boyle Yer Stotts are back with their cockle warming, side splitting, belly hurting, bum twitching show “Everywhere We go”. In 2015 South Shields FC were suffering dark times, they had lost their ground and were now playing 22 miles away at Peterlee, to a handful of hardened supporters and not knowing what the future might hold for this once great football club. Just as everything was looking bleak, a knight in shining armour came to the rescue. The club were brought back home to Mariners Park and have never looked back! The crowds grew in size as the club began to pick up trophies and win back to back promotions, all culminating in THAT historic day at Wembley. 15,000 South Shields fans travelled down to the capital to watch South Shields FC v Cleethorpes Town on 21st May 2017. The fans took over Covent Garden the night before and then enjoyed “Saveloy dips on Wembley Way”, before witnessing South Shields FC win 4-0 and make history by lifting the FA Vase in the home of football. Making it a day the town will never forget and will be one that will be looked upon fondly for years to come. Join Boyle Yer Stotts in this epic journey of triumph over adversity. “Everywhere We Go” guarantees to be a laugh out loud night, full of memories (George and his little trip down those famous Wembley steps…You can take the lad out of Shields…) and stories from what has been a brilliant few years for the club and our beautiful town. We’ll even make sure George gets a front row seat so there’s no more accidents with stairs. Told from a fans point of view by people who were there. Book early to avoid disappointment. This is a show you don’t want to miss.
Fri 26 Feb
Sat 27 Feb
Since their launch, Little Mix Magic have built up a massive following amongst kids and adults alike. Little Mix fans love their replica costumes, identical choreography and amazing energy they bring to each show. Performed in two 30 minute sets, the show includes all of the original band’s biggest hits including Black Magic, Power and Shout Out To My Ex.
Sun 26 Sep
Fantastic tribute to Fleetwood Mac, covering all their iconic songs. One of Scotland's brightest tributes who work tirelessly to recreate the original sound and presence of one of the biggest bands in the world
Sat 9 Oct
Straight from his Directorial and Choreographic debut at Sadler’s Wells, London, BBC
Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Neil Jones presents his brand new live dance
Join Jones as he goes from the back of Claudia’s area to starring in his very own dance
show like you have never seen before - comedy, special effects and a lot of outstanding
dancing. Neil will show you the real reason he’s a three-time World, eight-time British
Champion and well-known choreographer in the world of Ballroom dancing.
Neil will take you on a journey showcasing what made him unique within the dancing
world and introduce you to the very people who influenced him as a dancer. It just so
happens that they were all Ginger, including Nell de Jaunse, who made an appearance on
last year’s Strictly sister show It Takes Two.
Prepare yourself…you are in for a night you will never want to forget!!
Please Note: VIP Ticket is at 6pm which includes the best seats in the house, meeting Neil for photo and autograph opportunities, plus a signed print.
All VIP ticket holders must arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet is due to start, as latecomers may not be permitted.
Mon 7 Mar
Tchaikovsky's music is brought to life by the Russian National Ballet.
Sun 3 Oct
£23 (Children £19)
Sarah Millican muses about throwing poo over a wall, floatation tanks and weight loss via the loss of a fingertip on her sixth international tour.
Wed 29 Sep
Thu 30 Sep
Scott is a diagnosed stress head, he's tried everything but nothing seems to work. He's trying his best to live with it, but that is proving to be a challenge. The only comfort is that he knows he's not alone.
We are all under pressure, life is manic and we seem to be in constant demand.
Have we now reached the point where we've all forgotten how to relax?
A brand new show from one of comedies fastest rising performers.
Scott's last show "Leap Year" was nominated for "Best Show" at The Leicester Comedy Festival 2019.
Amused Moose Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee.
Chortle one to watch 2018 and 2019.
A writer for Chris Ramsey (Comedy Central) First and Last with Jason Manford (BBC) The Citizen of Nowhere with Daliso Chaponda (BBC Radio) and tour support for Rob Brydon and Paul Sinha.
"Great material, a very funny man" Rob Brydon
"A joy to watch" Chris Ramsey
As heard on Absolute Radio, BBC 4 Extra, BBC Radio 4
As seen on BBC "Live from the Edinburgh Fringe"
Sat 8 May
With a backdrop of projected photos and original film footage a full live band perform Simon & Garfunkel hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. The story takes you through the stories that shaped their music, the dramatic split, their solo careers and a recreation of the 1982 Central Park reunion concert.
Sun 19 Sep
Steve Hewlett has been a ventriloquist since the age of 12. Steve shot to fame on 2013's Britain’s Got Talent, winning over the public vote to become the Wild Card Finalist in the show. He memorably surprised a certain Mr Simon Cowell when he brought Little Simon and Little Sinitta – creating huge cheers from sitting rooms all over the UK! Join Steve and his cast of zany characters for a show to delight the whole family.
Sat 24 Apr
Talon - The Best of Eagles
The Legacy Tour 2020/21
Talon have risen from humble beginnings to become one of the most successful theatre touring shows in the UK and ‘The Legacy Tour 2020/21’ will once again feature the Eagles timeless back catalogue including Hotel California, Take It Easy, One Of These Nights, Take It To The Limit, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, Life In The Fast Lane and many more.
This world class seven-piece band are a phenomenon and have truly transcended the tag of ‘tribute’. They have become a brand name in their own right who are not only revered by their peers, respected by the music industry but dearly loved by their massive and expanding fan base that together have become a ‘family’.
The ability of Talon to evolve and go from strength to strength in delivering bigger and better shows year on year continues once again with what promises to be an EVENT…
“Talon perform the songs of the Eagles with reverence and super talent”
(Jack Tempchin - Eagles Hit Songwriter).
Mon 11 Oct
High energy tribute to the iconic soul / rock singer.
Fri 11 Jun
Vincent Simone - Tango Passions
Argentine Tango King and Strictly Come Dancing legend, Vincent Simone, returns to the
stage in the Autumn of 2021 with his brand new show… ‘Tango Passions’.
Accompanied by world-class Argentine Tango specialists, let the original Italian stallion
take you on a journey to Buenos Aires and enjoy his dancing, tales and poetry about the
history of the Argentine Tango.
Vincent will also be joined by his professional dance partner, Ksenia Zsikhotska from
DWTS Ireland and The Ballroom Boys.
Featuring music from Astor Piazzolla and Gotan Project.
A sexy, steamy, passionate night not to be missed!
Produced by Paul Irving of Strictly Theatre Co.
VIP Meet and Greet information -
There are a limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets available.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Vincent BEFORE the show (90 minutes prior to the
performance) for photo and autograph opportunities, plus a signed print and VIP lanyard.
*Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the meet and greet start time, as latecomers may
not be permitted.
Thu 7 Oct
Established in 1848, Customs House now features a 441 seat theatre, 145 seat studio, gallery, bar and restaurant. The cinema shows a mixture of new and classic films, with special Movie Meal Deal offers available.
There is free parking opposite the venue if travelling to the venue by car. The South Shields Metro Station is also only a short walk away as is Market Place, where all buses to South Shields stop. If travelling via the river then the Shields Ferry Terminal is only 300 yards walk away.
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