Heritage and humour combined at museum

GOSPEL TRUTH ... the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley, congratulate playwright Ed Waugh on his new show.

GOSPEL TRUTH ... the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, Coun Ernest Gibson and Patricia Ridley, congratulate playwright Ed Waugh on his new show.

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A PLAY penned by a South Tyneside writer attracted a sellout crowd to the borough’s newest tourist attraction.

Fans packed out the new amphitheatre at Bede’s World in Jarrow on Friday to see Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood’s latest production, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Durham.

The sketch-based play – written to tie in with the Lindisfarne Gospels going on display at Durham Cathedral – crams 1,400 years of English history into one show.

 

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