• Mon. Jun 24th, 2024

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Northumberland Street to Become Centre Stage on Saturday!

On Saturday, Newcastle’s Favourite Magician will be returning to the place in Newcastle City Centre, where he learnt his trade. Chris Cross was a regular performer on Newcastle’s Northumberland Street with his Comedy Magic, Freakshow Contortion and Escapology Act. You may remember struggling to get passed his crowd as he popped his arms in and out of place whilst wriggling out of a Straitjacket!

Cross hasn’t performed on Northumberland Street for almost 10 years. His show has gone from Northumberland street to The World – it’s lead him to perform all over the Globe for the likes of Mike Tyson, The Hairy Bikers, Alice Cooper, Boy George, Eric Burdon and even for Prince Harry!

Now a Retired Contortionist due to health issues, Cross, 28 from Fenham, will be performing some of his Magic Tricks and Escapology stunts for everyone to come and watch for free!

Tomorrow Chris Cross will take to Northumberland Street to Perform a FREE Show for Everyone in Newcastle at 1pm

”Not everyone can afford the theatre and I believe that entertainment should be accessible to everyone… So I’m inviting everyone and anyone to turn up a 1pm on Northumberland Street to watch my big FREE show in the middle of the street! I will be performing some magic tricks as well as my attempt to escape from a straitjacket in the middle of the street!”

This Free Public Show is ahead of ”The Greatest Show on the Tyne” which Chris will be hosting at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on 6th October. Chris’s ”Greatest Show on the Tyne” has been referred to as ”The Saturday Night at the Palladium of the North” after its debut last year and it will be celebrating The Tyne Theatre & Opera House’s 150th Anniversary of entertaining the people of Newcastle.

The Show will star 15 Top Class Variety Performers from around the region and the rest of the UK, including Multi-Award Winning and World Record Holding Acrobats, Daring Knife Jugglers, Magnificent Magicians, Local Comedians, Aerial Circus Performers, with a Live Band and More! A Show for all of the Family for One Night Only.

Tickets start at just £12, available from the Tyne theatre & Opera House Box Office or on their website.

Full Details about Chris’s Big Show at The Theatre can be found here:


By Emily