On song for Christmas at festive shows
McColl’s Radio Ballads.
Composer Chris Green said: “A Christmas Carol is one of those rare works of literature that has been completely assimilated into the popular consciousness.
“It’s a tale that has been retold and reinvented by each generation for the last 170 years, much like a classic folk song, so it seems a natural progression to retell it using traditional melodies with new words.”
A Christmas Carol: A Folk Opera is the perfect show for anyone looking to recapture the simple Yuletide delights of fellowship, laughter and good cheer.
Tickets for the show, priced £12.50, or £11 for Friends of The Customs House, are available from the boxoffice on (0191) 454 1234 or online at www.customshouse.co.uk
A Christmas Carol in one in a number of seasonal shows being staged at the Customs House over the next few weeks.
Other festive offerings at the South Tyneside venue in December include:
A meal and entertainment from Danny Reed on Thursday, December 14, at 7pm.
Swing Sisters, from Wednesday, December 20, until Friday, December 22, at 1.30pm.
Christmas Murder Mystery returns on Monday, December 11, and Tuesday, December 12, at 7.30pm, with a festive whodunit and a three-course meal.
Cinema screenings include A Bad Mom’s Christmas, Miracle on 34 th Street, The Star, It’s A Wonderful Life, Home Alone, Elf and Paddington 2.
Pantomime The Lambton Worm, based on the folk tale, is running across the Christmas and New Year holidays until January 6
For a New Year treat, why not head along to Jason Cook’s New Year’s Eve Comedy Club on December 31. The X Factor’s six semi-final acts will star in The X Factor Live Tour 2018 when it’s held at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, on Thursday, February 22.
A seventh wildcard act will then be decided via an online vote through The Sun newspaper’s website from all the acts to feature in this year’s live shows.
The top six artists confirmed to go on the tour are: Rak-Su, Grace Davies, Kevin Davy White, Lloyd Macey, The Cutkelvins and Matt Linnen.
Rak-Su are the first ever X Factor act to have had two No.1 singles on iTunes whilst being on the show, riding high in the charts with Dimelo and Mona Lisa, which also won them the weekend vote in Week 4.
Jude Rees, Sophie Matthews and Chris Green.