Stars to head for South Shields in 2017

Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour.

Holmes and Watson: The Farewell Tour.

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A host of stars are set to strut their stuff at the Shields’ Custom House in the new year.

Audiences are in for a treat with a programme packed full of comedy, drama, dance and music.

A ballerina in Giselle.

A ballerina in Giselle.

Shows feature a number of star studded lineups, including Eighties Scottish singing sensation Barbara Dickson.

She will be at the venue in Mill Dam, South Shields, to perform a range of her hit songs from I Know Him So Well to Another Suitcase In Another Hall, on February 7.

Shield-born comedian Jason Cook will also bring his new one-man show, An Idiot Speaks on February 4.For youngsters, Doddington the Cow from Jack and the Beanstalk, stars in her own show And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon in February half term. The new season will feature the premieres of two new shows - The Rock and Five Dead Nobodies. Other theatre shows include a musical version of Great Expectations, thriller The Sound of Murder and Putting the Band Back Together.

Meanwhile, some of the UK’s best tribute acts will be appearing at the venue, including On Tour with Elvis, the Johnny Cash Roadshow and The Neil Diamond Rocks Tour. Other live music highlights include Irish duo Foster and Allen and Back in our Rock ‘n’ Roll Days, featuring 1960s original artist Billie Davis. Dance lovers have two particular treats to look forward to – Giselle, presented by Ballet Theatre UK on Saturday, February 25, while Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice will grace the stage to present and perform Dance is Life on Friday, April 28. The South Tyneside International Magic Festival returns to the venue from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19.

Jason Cook's comedy show, An Idiot Speaks.

Jason Cook's comedy show, An Idiot Speaks.

Two debutants will make their way to the Tyneside venue in 2017 - hypnotist Robert Temple and TV psychic Derek Acorah.

Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer said: “The programme is a super mix of home-grown talent and national stars. I’m looking forward to the new season and I hope our audiences are too.” For more information on what’s on when at The Customs House, or to book tickets, call 0191 454 1234.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

The Pasadena Roof Orchestra.

Putting the Band Back Together.

Putting the Band Back Together.

Barbara Dickson

Barbara Dickson

AndThe Cow Jumped Over The Moon.

AndThe Cow Jumped Over The Moon.

Psychic Derek Acorah.

Psychic Derek Acorah.

The Dressing Room.

The Dressing Room.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice.

Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice.

Rock and roll star Billie Davis.

Rock and roll star Billie Davis.