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Sun 21st Jul at 7:30pm

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Durham

@ Playhouse Whitley Bay, Whitley Bay

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Durham

A night filled with history and memories of the North East as Visit County Durham and The Gala Theatre present A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Durham.

The Lindisfarne Gospels are coming to the North East and to commemorate this is a fast-paced run through the most significant moments in the last 1400 years of North East history.

This irreverent comedy romp through the region's past takes in everything from the Vikings to the creation of Durham Cathedral, a rather ghostly St Cuthbert and even the Battle of Hastings!

With 390 goats, a load of monks and a big important dusty book, it's a fast-moving play with three actors playing 39 different characters - and even if you don't know any of the history, it's all just great knockabout fun!

Written by Tyneside writers Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, best known for their regional, national and international hit comedies Alf Ramsey Knew My Grandfather, Dirty Dusting and Amazing Grace, this is a hilarious and eccentric look at our shared history.

The Lindisfarne Gospels and St Cuthbert Gospel are on loan from the British Library in world-class exhibition facilities on Durham's UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1st July to 30th September 2013.

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Venue Facts

Venue: Playhouse Whitley Bay

Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
Tyne and Wear
NE26 1LZ 55.046448, -1.450657

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Website: playhousewhitleybay.co.uk

Bookings: 0844 248 1588

Disabled Bookings: 0191 251 5484

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