Nostalgic musical show set in South Shields gets a sequel

The team behind award-winning musical Dance To Your Daddy are back to bring another nostalgic show to the Customs House.
The team behind award-winning musical Dance To Your Daddy are back to bring another nostalgic show to the Customs House.

The team behind an award-winning musical are back to bring another nostalgic show to a South Shields theatre.

Hot on the heels of the box office triumph Dance To Your Daddy, David Cooke and Grahame Wright are coming back to the Customs House with their follow-up show.

We were thrilled with the success of Dance to your Daddy and we’re delighted to be able to announce we will be following that up with Dance Across the Tyne.

David Cooke, writer and director

Dance Across The Tyne will run at the Mill Dam venue from March 1 to 5 next year, and the duo are on the lookout for the perfect cast.

Director and writer David said: “We were thrilled with the success of Dance To Your Daddy and we’re delighted to be able to announce we will be following that up with Dance Across The Tyne.

“We’re holding a bit of an informal singalong this week and next, with auditions to follow next month. We’d love to see some new faces pop along and find out more about the show.”

It’s set in 1959 and a boatload of Venezuelan sailors land in Shields. Their impact is dramatic, and involves fights, hospitals, babies, memories, and a mystery that will affect one family for decades.

Dance To Your Daddy won the Performance Award from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association.

The singalong events will take place at The Customs House tomorrow and at The CustomSpace on Tuesday, September 15, both from 7.30pm. Auditions will take place on October 3 and 4 at The CustomSpace.

Grahame added: “We have principal parts from 18 to 60 and there are several parts in the show for young people who can act and sing.”

Tickets for the show cost £10 with an £8 concession. To book, call 0191 454 1234 or go to www.customshouse.co.uk

Visit the Dance Across The Tyne Facebook page for scripts, lyrics and recordings.