STRICTLY STAR KICKS OFF HIS DANCING SHOES – AND DONATES THEM TO THE CUSTOMS HOUSE

Comedian Chris Ramsey has donated part of his Strictly Come Dancing wardrobe to The Customs House to help raise funds for his hometown theatre.

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A pair of dancing shoes, signed by the star, will be raffled off in aid of the ongoing Heart of the House Appeal, supporting The Customs House Trust in its 25th anniversary year.

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HAYS TRAVEL TAKES ANOTHER TRIP TO COOKSONVILLE AS IT CONTINUES TO SUPPORT THE CUSTOMS HOUSE PANTO

For they are jolly good fellows – oh yes they are!

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John and Irene Hays hit the headlines in October this year when their company, Hays Travel, took over the retail arm of the collapsed UK tour operator and airline Thomas Cook, saving 555 shops and over 2,300 jobs.

They’ve been hailed as superheroes in the travel industry – but The Customs House has always known how special the UK’s largest independent travel agent is.

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Panto: Snow White (The Customs House) Review

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Cast
Ray Spencer – Dame Bella Ballcock
David Hopper – Arbuthnot
Annie Guy – Snow White
Dale Jewitt – Prince of the North
Steven Lee Hamilton – The Evil Queen
Bethan Amber – Minerva the Mirror
Charlie Raine – Sniffy
Luke Maddison – Whiffy

Date: Friday 29th November 2019
Venue: The Customs House, South Shields

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The Customs House: REHEARSALS IN FULL SWING AHEAD OF PANTO LAUNCH

It’s show time! The curtain is set to rise on this year’s panto at The Customs House this week and rehearsals are in full swing.

More than 25,000 tickets have already been snapped up for Snow White, which is looking to break the audience record set last year by Beauty and the Beast, which was seen by more than 29,000 people.

And while the finishing touches are being put to this year’s production, next year’s panto has also been announced. Tickets for Rapunzel go on sale on Thursday, November 28 – the date The Customs House officially celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Snow White was the first panto to be performed at The Customs House when it opened in 1994 and is being brought back for the first time as part of the anniversary celebrations.

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Theatre: Imelda Staunton to star in Hello, Dolly!

Another amazing bit of news about Imelda Staunton and both Came around the same time. She is returning to the West End to play Dolly in Hello, Dolly! I am sure she will be as outstanding as ever and make me want to head down to London for a lovely trip. I have seen her in the last three productions she has starred in Gypsy (twice), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and Follies. I have also been lucky enough to see Hello, Dolly on Broadway with Bette Midler so I hope they use that version of the show as it was visually stunning!

Jenna Russell has also been announced in the cast with the rest to be named later.

A 30 week run starting on 11th August 2020.

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Theatre: Timothée Chalamet and Eileen Atkins to star in 4000 Miles at the Old Vic

Big theatre breaking news this morning that Timothée Chalamet will make his West End debut alongside Eileen Atkins at the Old Vic next year, in a production of  Amy Herzog’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated play 4000 Miles.

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Dates: April 6th – May 23rd 2020

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