Whitley Bay Playhouse
Marine Avenue
Whitley Bay
NE26 1LZ

0191 252 3505

0191 251 4949

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24 October 2005
Ricky Tomlinson Comes to Whitley Bay!
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15 October 2005
Playhouse at the Heart of Whitley Bay Regeneration
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Ricky Tomlinson Comes to Whitley Bay!

On Friday 7 th April at 7.30pm The Ricky Tomlinson Laughter Show comes to town! Elton Welsby will interview Ricky as Jim Royle in the first half of the show. He then reappears as fictitious football manager Mike Bassett, who he played in the movie, to take questions from the audience.

Tickets: £14.50 full, £13.50 Ease Card, £12.50 concs, £78 party of 6

Tickets are on sale now! Call the box office to book on 0191 252 3505.

Playhouse at the Heart of Whitley Bay Regeneration

The Whitley Bay Playhouse House Trust is pleased to announce £5.5m has been awarded to the theatre from North Tyneside Council. A review of the earlier regeneration plans by newly elected mayor John Harrison, has brought the Whitley Bay Playhouse into the heart of the scheme, demonstrating the Councils support and commitment to the future of the theatre.

The Playhouse will retain its current location and the capital will be used towards matched funding in order to carry out a major redevelopment of the building.

The Trust’s Chair, Margaret Hall, commented, “On behalf of the Trust, the patrons and users of the Theatre, I must thank the Mayor and cabinet members for listening to the views and opinions of the people of Whitley Bay. This investment will enable us to plan and provide a theatre fit for the 21st century and we look forward to working in partnership with the Council and its officers to raise the further monies required.”

Tim Flood, General Manager, added, “Today’s commitment from the Council is wonderful news, however it is only the beginning as the plans for the redevelopment of the Playhouse on the existing site have recently been reviewed and potentially some £10.5m would be required to carry through the total project. The Councils investment £5.5m should allow us to carry out Phase I, which entails a complete remodelling of the foyer and auditorium areas, which would transform the theatre.”