There’s something so incredible about local football. Whether you be the black and white of Newcastle. Red and white of Sunderland. Blue and white of Whitley Bay or claret and blue of South Shields. There’s certainly a huge passion for football in the North East. Not only does football give us a sense of pride. It brings unlikely friendships together. It creates bonds that can’t be broken and above all, it bestows a bounty of local pride.
Everywhere We Go is the new rib-tickling local play following a fan’s account of The Mighty South Shields FC’s glorious run of wins which saw them march down Wembley Way and lift the FA Vase Trophy in 2017.
Now showing at the Customs House now until Saturday 25th May. The production is a feast of humour, emotions and certainly a whole lot of local pride. This histerical Boyle Yer Stotts production is written by Dale Meeks and Iain Cunningham. And stars local actors Jill Dellow, Wayne Miller, Luke Maddison and Craig Richardson.
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Sponsored by local business Westoe Travel, the local travel company which arranged transport for many of the 15,000 Mariner’s fans that made the journey down to Wembley on that magical day. The story follows four fans through the nerve-wracking journey from the bleak days of travelling to their stadium at Peterlee. To the homecoming to Mariner’s Park new ground and the voyage of fixtures (including Morpeth Town) to eating saveloy dips and singing Shield’s classics in the stands.
The first half follows the journey to the final whilst most noteworthy, the second half follows the weekend at Wembley. Which many Mariners will be able to relate their own account all to well. Follow the journey as they navigate London and relive the night beforehand where Trafalgar Square was turned into a sea of claret and blue. With it all culminating to the magic of matchday against Cleethorpes Town FC. Where they finally lifted the trophy after an incredible 4-0 win. With real-life footage of Shields fans throughout, this play is absolutely hilarious, brilliantly executed and an even more so great recount of the FA Vase magic, especially for those who were there.
Audience participation is fully encouraged throughout the entire performance with terrace chants and local anecdotes that Mariner’s will chuckle heartily at remembering. Of course, if you’re not a South Shields local, it still is a great watch, extremely funny and totally relatable to any football fan.
Furthermore, South Shields FC chairman Geoff Thompson, who has steered the club’s amazing turnaround in fortunes since taking over in May 2015, has given his full backing to the show. All rehearsals for Everywhere We Go even took place at Mariners Park.
There are still tickets available, priced at £14 with shows nightly at 7:30 pm it’s certainly not one to miss. Head down to The Customs House, South Shields now for a great evening.