Newcastle upon Tyne Events Calendar

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The donkey, The Whippet and The Giant Leek

6 June @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


A new musical celebrating the life of songwriter Eric Boswell
who found fame with his worldwide Christmas hit Little Donkey will tour the
North East in Spring 2024.

The Donkey, The Whippet and the Giant Leek will be performed by his friends, international opera stars Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid. The show features more than 20 of Boswell’s hits and compositions including ballads and comic songs from his North East Songbook.

The production – written and devised by Tom Kelly and Graeme Thompson – charts Boswell’s life and career from his early days in Sunderland to his final years in Northumberland where he died in 2009 aged 88.



6 June
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Customs House
The Customs House, Mill Dam
South Shields, NE33 1ES South Shields
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