Actress Alice Stokoe, from Jarrow, is to make her West End debut in hit musical Mamma Mia!
Set against one of the region's greatest tragedies, Get Up And Tie Your Fingers puts women centre stage
South Shields natuarlist and teacher Fred Grey is honoured in tribute exhibition
Pots and pans will be among the props as a children's play comes to the region
Cultural spotlight shines on the North East as community art is showcased live in BBC Easter broadcast the Great North Passion
Parts are up for grabs for twenty boys in Matthew Bourne's newest ballet production Lord of the Flies
Bosses of ITV1 talent show, The X Factor, spent the day in South Shields in search of the next big singing star
South Tyneside's annual celebration of magic ended with a flourish at the weekend. David Whetstone was at the final International Gala Show at the Customs House
Joe McElderry played the first of four sold out gigs at the Customs House South Shields last night
Local breakdancers Bad Taste Cru have been caught on canvas for artist Emma Tooth's exhibition at The Customs House
The curtain has risen on a £10m Newcastle Quayside development scheme designed to enhance and sustain the work of Live Theatre
Dancers from Sunderland University are performing publicly to enhance their career prospects as David Whetstone reports
South Shields venue the Customs House has an eclectic programme planned for the new year as Sam Wonfor explains
The new-look South Shields Customs House pantomime doesn't disappoint fans as Noreen Coltman found out
Countryfile presenter, Julia Bradbury, has officially opened Harton Quays Park, near the Customs House in South Shields
Barbara Hodgson hears how the worlds of academia and theatre have merged to produce a one-man theatre show
Sir Andrew Motion will read from The Customs House at... the Customs House in South Shields
Comedian Sarah Millican's search for family tree answers takes her to Kent and Canada
The whole community is behind a new theatre venture making its debut in South Shields as Barbara Hodgson explains
AN audio-visual attraction involving 50 seagoing vessels, three brass bands and a foghorn was never going to be all plain sailing.
STAND, or fall. While some supporters at the Stadium of Light on Saturday opted for the former, thus defying house rules and risking suspension of their season ticket, and Gareth Bale found himself accused, again, of the latter, Sunderland somehow managed to, in a manner of speaking, do both.
Hannah Davies asks people who’ve featured in The Journal’s My Place over the past year how they will be spending this festive season.
THERE is nothing like a dame – particularly in the Customs House pantomime.
PEOPLE are being invited to become part of the drawings at an exhibition with a fresh approach.
MARTIN, 46, is a professional magician. He has been performing magic full-time for more than 20 years but before that he used to sell magic in London to other magicians.
A £20,000 reward has been put up for assisting the return of the child benefit CDs lost in the post by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), it was revealed today.
He’s gone from court jester to the toast of London’s West End.
It’s that time of year again – oh, yes it is!
WHEN you are asked to review a play about Geordie samurai and your first look at the stage takes in several blade-like instruments, you may be tempted to avoid writing anything negative.
GOOD causes in the North have received £175m from Northern Rock in the past 10 years – and now is the time, The Journal believes, to help repay that support
GOOD causes in the North have received £175m from Northern Rock in the past 10 years – and now is the time, The Journal believes, to help repay that support.
ONE of the many faces made famous by the TV series Doctor Who is to host a special orchestral concert in the North East this week.
LITTLE could Arthur McClelland have known that his 21st birthday present would be enjoyed more than a century later by as yet unborn generations.
WHEN the pound coin was introduced on April 21, 1983, it quickly gained the sobriquet, “a Maggie”.
The run of Off The Shelf at the Customs House, South Shields, which was scheduled from Thursday, August 16 to Saturday, August 25, has been cancelled.
FOLLOWING the enormous success of Dirty Dusting at Theatre Royal Newcastle, North East comedy writing duo Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood present another outrageous comedy, Waiting For Gateaux, from Monday, September 24 to Wednesday, 26.
THE three Rs have become Rap, Rhythm and Respect in the North East this summer.
FROM wizards to puppets, Geordie samurai warriors to love-starved widows, alternative histories to return journeys – there is a huge range of entertainment on offer at the Customs House in the coming months.
COUNCILS in the region have been warned to “grow up” and put parochial squabbles aside after the Government handed them a central role in deciding the North-East’s future.
AS the birthplace and early residence of Catherine Cookson, the South Shields of the early 20th Century will forever endure, if only through her novels.