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cast reveal


Performers Come Together For A Special Night Of Charity

We are delighted to announce that we will be bringing together a group of top performers for a special opening performance at The Chloe & Liam Variety Show at The Customs House this October.

Directed by Adam Allinson, the performance will bring together Caroline Sabiston, Elliot Allinson and Kenya Roberts for a unique opening medley featuring the musicals Hairspray, Jersey Boys & Wicked.

With a string of international credits the show is not to missed! Elliot Allinson has just completed a two year run in the smash hit West End production of Jersey Boys in London. Caroline Sabiston just recently performed as Maria in The Sound Of Music at The Customs House and has toured internationally and Kenya Roberts has appeared in productions both locally and nationally for the MTC.

Director, Adam Allinson said, ‘I am thrilled that these phenomenal performers are giving up their time to support such a wonderful charity and I know that it will be a super way to open the show.

The Chloe & Liam Variety show is on at The Customs House, South Shields on Sunday 15th October 2023. Tickets are on sale now by visiting: https://www.customshouse.co.uk/music/the-chloe-and-liam-variety-performance/


Complete casting for The Sound Of Music revealed starring Caroline Sabiston, Andrew James and Sarah Fenwick

The cast for The Sound of Music at The Customs House has been revealed.

In the titular role is international performer Caroline Sabiston (Guildford School of Acting and An Evening with Sir Tim Rice) as Maria Rainer, alongside Andrew James as Captain Georg von Trapp and north east based soprano Sarah Fenwick (Sage Gateshead and Proms In The Park) as The Mother Abbess of Nonnberg Abbey.

Also in the cast are Jan Reiss as Elsa Schraeder, Stu Liddle as Max Detweiller, Simon Stuart as Rolf Gruber and Holly Chinneck as Liesl von Trapp.

The Musical Theatre Company’s production will feature a talented cast of children starring Cameron Laidler and Cheiron Bates as Friedrich, Evie Gettins and Caoimhe Anders as Louisa, Joshua Murray and Joe Robertson as Kurt, Isabel James and Lila-Rose Routledge as Brigitta, India Rutherford and Isabel Langston as Marta and Emily McGrogan and Amelia Cattermole as Gretl.

The cast also feature Shannon O’Brien as Sister Berthe, Kenya Roberts as Sister Margaretta and Ella Bolton as Sister Sophia as well as an ensemble of talented performers. For the full cast list click here

The production team will include production management by Kevin Reay, direction and choreography by Adam Allinson, direction by Joseph Arnott and choreography by Brooke Slavin. In addition to this, costume design by Lee Brannigan and Alan Graham Costumes, production technical management, lighting and sound design by Cameron Turnbull.

With a timeless score including Do-Re-Mi, My Favorite Things and Climb Ev’ry Mountain, this global phenomenon continues to enchant audiences across the world.

The Sound Of Music will open at The Customs House, South Shields on Friday 26th August 2022 with a limited summer season ending on Saturday 3rd September 2022. Tickets are on sale now by visiting: www.customshouse.co.uk/theatre/the-sound-of-music/