THE GREAT GEORDIE SONGBOOK (VOLUME 1)
With a tribute to Alan Hull
Sage Gateshead 2
Sunday, November 3, 2019
4pm and 8pm
Following the huge successes of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, The Great Joe Wilson (both @ Sage Gateshead), Hadaway Harry (London and Newcastle Theatre Royal), three fantastic Great Joe Wilson Nights (Tyneside Irish Centre) and Carrying David, Wisecrack Productions present this brilliant new show featuring classic North East songs and comedy.
A tremendous celebration of our brilliant local songwriters including Alan Hull, Joe Wilson, Ned Corvan, Geordie Ridley, Billy Mitchell, Judy Dinning, Tommy Armstrong, Alex Glasgow, Johnny Handle and Pete Scott.
Starring some of the region’s biggest theatre stars: Micky Cochrane, Sarah Boulter and Jamie Brown (all The Great Joe Wilson) with top musicians Rachael McShane (Mr Corvan’s Music Hall and Bellowhead) and Jordan Miller (The Great Joe Wilson, Vandebilt & The Lake Poets). Featuring brilliant musical comedy from Gavin Webster and Josh Daniels.
CARRYING DAVID REVIEWS
“Superb…it has emotion and heart, and is incredibly uplifting…you don’t need to be a boxing fan to enjoy this” – Sunday Sun (June 3, 2019)
“A play that packs a punch…entertaining and exciting stuff, and at its end I felt exhausted” – Evening Chronicle (June 5, 2019)
“A tremendous feat of acting…a knockout success” – The Journal (June 5, 2019)
“An emotional journey…at the end of the show the audience was on its feet…rapturous applause” – Northern Echo (June 5, 2019)
“Highly recommended” – Ian Payne, Tyne Tees Television News (June 5)
“A standing ovation…a remarkable story” – Shields Gazette (June 7, 2019)
“Heartbreaking…rollercoaster true story…a standing ovation” -Hartlepool Mail (June 7, 2019)
“Gripping, dramatic, accessible, unpretentious and contemporary…even if you had no interest in boxing you would have found a wonderful piece of storytelling. It punches hard and leaves its mark” – Richmondshire Today (June 11, 2019)
“An absolute knockout… a deserved standing ovation … amazing performance” – Hartlepool Life (June 13, 2019)