Audiences will be thrilled to hear they get a second chance to see the brilliant JANINE BIRKETT in WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN which is being remounted for a short run back at The Customs House, South Shields 13 – 16 March.
Due to phenomenal demand, the smash hit drama returns to The Customs House as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations.
The landmark and much-loved series, created by writer and novelist James Mitchell, was the first mainstream TV drama to be set in the North East and at its peak achieved 15 million viewers. The gritty drama explores the struggles of life during the inter-war years in the mythical Tyneside town of Gallowshield – based on Mitchell’s birthplace, South Shields. The series immediately won national acclaim, but it found a permanent place in the hearts of hundreds of thousands of northerners everywhere.
The story begins with Sgt Jack Ford returning from active service in the First World War. Very quickly he discovers that in peacetime, the place he left is still battling against poverty, ill-health, unemployment and discrimination. But Jack hasn’t endured the horrors of war to live a life of misery. He has set his sights on the high life and is determined to get what he wants – whatever the cost…