Monday, 26 September 2011

Men of the Tyne - phenomenal demand

AN extra date has been added to a Tyne crossing musical show - due to popular demand.
A further performance of ‘Men of the Tyne’ is now to be staged on Wednesday, October 12, from 1.30pm.
It involves a two-hour crossing from the Customs House in South Shields to Newcastle quayside, aboard the cruise ship The Fortuna.
The show is made up of stories, performed by Customs House director Ray Spencer, songs played and sung by Ian Ravenscroft and Ted Cuskin and a ‘Men of the Tyne’ film, from Andrew Hagan.
The stories have been written by Jarrow-born Tom Kelly, who co-wrote the songs with Tyneside musician Mr Ravenscroft.
Ted Cuskin, a Hebburn lad and folk singer, came along to share his memories of working as a blacksmith on the Tyne and ended up recording the songs for the film and will be singing in the shows.
The ‘Men of the Tyne’ performances are the culmination of a Customs House creative writing and film project with men who worked on the river, managed by Kay Pryer of the Customs House.
For ticket information call 454 1234.
Also see the trailer on the Customs House website at: -

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