‘Phenomenal’ show based on hit novel 50 Shades of Grey coming to South Shields

Lee Brannigan will star in the show as his alter ego, Bella Bluebell
Lee Brannigan will star in the show as his alter ego, Bella Bluebell

A ‘phenomenal’ show based around racy novel 50 Shades of Grey is coming to South Tyneside next month.

The production, called 50 Shades of Blue, will be on at the Customs House, in Mill Dam, South Shields, on Friday, September 25.

It’s a phenomenal show with exhilarating dancers and singers, and has taken the North East by storm so far

Amy Pink

There will be a comedy twist, and among those performing will be former Britain’s Got Talent contestant Lee Brannigan as his alter ego Bella Bluebell, and members of the Kathleen Knox School of Dance, in Sunderland.

The show has been on at other venues in the North East, but is expected to attract its biggest audience yet at the Customs House.

Amy Pink, who is involved with producing the show, said: “This is a comedy production based around hit novel and film 50 Shades of Grey.

“There is nothing similar in the North East to this show. It’s a unique production.

“The fantastic Lee Brannigan will lead the show, and it is also great to have the dancers from a very talented dance school, Kathleen Knox School of Dance, on board to perform.

“It’s a phenomenal show with exhilarating dancers and singers, and has taken the North East by storm so far. It’s a must-see for all theatre lovers, and is filled with dancing, singing and comedy.”

Meanwhile, at the event, there will be bucket collections for South Shields-based charity the Charlie Cookson Foundation, which provides financial support to parents of seriously ill children with life-limiting conditions.

The charity was set up by Charlie’s parents Sarah and Chris in the two-year-old’s memory after his death in 2013 from a mystery medical condition.

Amy added: “Sarah Cookson is an absolutely incredible and inspiring woman who raises funds to help families and children with serious illnesses. She’s an absolute credit to the North East.”

The show is for those aged 18 and over, and will start at 7.15pm. Tickets cost £14 for adults and £13 for concessions, and can be booked by calling the Customs House box office on 0191 454 1234.