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Geordie The Musical at Tyne Theatre & Opera House!

ByCharley Williams

Jan 12, 2017

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to announce that the magnificent Customs House production Geordie The Musical will tread the boards of the theatre in October 2017.

Based on an idea by Andy Bogle, Geordie The Musical is a heart-warming story of North East life featuring traditional Geordie songs.

Step back to 1890 as The Customs House and Tyne Theatre & Opera House combine traditional Northumbrian songs and music with the award-winning storytelling skills of Tom Kelly.

On the banks of the River Tyne, Bella, James and their daughter Maggie run The Wheatsheaf, a traditional, popular drinking house where folks from near and far enjoy a pint and a sing song. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, unless you rock the boat, then you’ll be out on your ear… A celebration of our heritage, our history, our home.

Geordie The Musical is part of Tyne Theatre & Opera House’s special programme of events to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Grade 1 listed Victorian Opera House in 2017. The Customs House production joins the previously-announced Little Shop of Horrors presented by Tyne Theatre Productions (Thursday 9th – Saturday 11th March) and The Greatest Show on the Tyne collaboration with Geordie magician Chris Cross (Friday 6th October). With more events to be announced in the coming months, 2017 will be a magical year for Tyne Theatre & Opera House!

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “Tyne Theatre & Opera House are incredibly proud to work with our friends at Customs House to be able to bring this hugely successful local production to our theatre.  As we celebrate our heritage and history in our 150th year, it’s incredibly fitting that part of our 150th Anniversary programme will feature this wonderful celebration of North East heritage.”


**** – The Chronicle

‘Superb, well produced, proud and heart-warming.’ North East Theatre Guide

‘Powerful, passionate, emotive and inspiring… this is the kind of show that makes you proud to be from the North East.’ The Shields Gazette

‘It’s impossible to stop your chest swelling with northern pride while watching this musical. And if you’re not northern, you’ll probably wish you were.’ The Sunderland Echo


Tickets on sale from Friday 6th January at 10am.

Tickets: £18 full price, £16 concessions & limited view

For further information, requests or press enquiries please contact Linsey Teggert at linsey.teggert@tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk