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The Great Joe Wilson – guide and competition

News   •   Aug 28, 2018 14:39 BST

The Great Joe Wilson is a co-production between Darlington Hippodrome and Wisecrack Productions about (arguably) the greatest-ever North East singer/songwriter.

This must-see comedy drama about The Bard of Tyneside has been written by Ed Waugh (Mr Corvan's Music Hall, Hadaway Harry, Sunday for Sammy, Laffalang). 

Joe Wilson died in 1875, aged only 33, but wrote 360 songs, many of which are still popular today: The Unthanks recorded Gallowgate Lad in 2011, Keep Your Feet Still, Geordie Hinny has been covered dozens of times and Sally Wheatley was an integral part of The Dubliner' set.

The show is touring the region in September. Click here for ticket information.

  • Playhouse Whitley Bay – Tuesday 11 September
  • Sage Gateshead – Wednesday 12 September at 3pm and 8pm
  • Alun Armstrong Theatre in Stanley – Thursday 13 September
  • Westovians in South Shields – Friday 14 and Saturday 15 September

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We've got 3 pairs of tickets up for grabs to see The Great Joe Wilson at Sage Gateshead on Wednesday 12 September at 8pm. 

Competition closes at 11.59pm on Sunday 2 September 2018.