Enjoy an A-Z of Musicals in South Shields

Jacqueline Stephenson, Grace Davison, Rebecca Fenwick and Natalie Elleithy will perform songs from Wicked.
Jacqueline Stephenson, Grace Davison, Rebecca Fenwick and Natalie Elleithy will perform songs from Wicked.

Musical fans can enjoy all their favourite tunes with a special show.

The South Shields Gilbert and Sullivan Society is staging its summer concert, The A-Z of Musicals, at The Customs House from tonight to Saturday.

This time they’ll be joined on stage by special guest Graeme Kinniburgh.

The Newcastle-born entertainer has toured the country with award-winning productions Blood Brothers, Pirates of Penzance and Jesus Christ Superstar.

It’s not the first time at The Customs House for Graeme, as he also starred in the world premiere of Fine! Fine! Fine! in 2002.

Ahead of show’s opening tonight he said: “I’m thrilled to be singing with such a talented group of performers and alongside some familiar faces too!

“It’s lovely to be able to perform again at The Customs House ...it’s like returning to my roots.”

A spokesman for the society said: “Graeme is on a break from touring at the moment and was asked if he would like to join us.

“We’re thrilled he said ‘yes’ and we’re all looking forward to the concert.”

The A-Z of Musicals is a mix of Broadway, West End and movie musicals, including Rent, Wicked and Miss Saigon.

The South Shields Gilbert and Sullivan Society singers will be joined on stage by another Customs House favourite Bob Stott, who will be compering the event.

Known for his quick wit and for delighting panto fans for decades, Bob – known to many as ‘Dame Dotty’ – will be providing plenty of laughs.

Tickets are £11 and are available from the box office on 0191 4541234.