Double Trouble - emailStars of stage and screen are joining forces for an evening of magic, music and mayhem in the North East.


Popular pantomime duo Double Trouble, featuring Tom Rolfe and The Chuckle Brothers’ nephew Damian Patton, are among the line-up for the 12th annual Family Magic Extravaganza at the Customs House, South Shields next month.


The unique event, part of the South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2015, returns with seven top performers on Wednesday March 11, promising a night of mystery and madness for all ages.


Double Trouble, who have performed across the UK, will be joined by stage magician Dain Cordean and zany entertainer Russ Brown – the highest scoring winner ever on CBBC show, The Slammer.


The Family Magic Extravaganza, compared by Tony Junior, will also feature appearances by experienced North East performers Tony Parx and Magic Mickey, as well as multi award-winner Graeme Shaw, who was named the youngest ever president of the Newcastle Magic Circle.


Graeme, a partner at Newcastle-based retailer Magicbox which is sponsoring the  event, said: “The Family Magic Extravaganza 2015 is set to be one of the best yet, with high profile performers travelling from across the UK to take part.


“I’m extremely proud to have helped organise the event and can’t wait to perform.”


The Family Magic Extravaganza, which runs from 6.30pm, is part of a week-long programme of events taking place as part of the South Tyneside International Magic Festival 2015.


Other highlights in this year’s event, organised annually by South Tyneside Council, include, performances in schools across South Tyneside and two International Gala Shows for the general public at the Customs House on Friday and Saturday March 13 and 14.


Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said:“The Family Magic Extravaganza is one of the most popular aspects of the wider Magic Festival and offers a great opportunity for magic fans of all ages to see a variety of tricks performed on stage.”


Tickets for the Family Magic Extravaganza, priced at £7, are available now from the Customs House on 0191 4541234 or, with gala show tickets also on sale from £13.


Further details and a full line-up for the South Tyneside International Magic Festival can be found