Tommy the Trumpeter is back – but not as you know him!

Image: Ray Spencer as Tommy the Trumpeter.

Ray Spencer is donning his Tommy the Trumpeter costume once again for a show aimed at the grown-ups who will remember attending his legendary summer parties at The Amphitheatre in South Shields as children.

Ray will be joined on stage by David John Hopper, who stars alongside him in the annual panto at The Customs House.

Ray, who is Executive Director of The Customs House, as well as its panto dame, is also appealing for people to be part of the show by sharing their old photographs.

Ray said “The photographs will remind Tommy of how much he has aged and will be part of a rolling montage during the show. Even if you’re not coming, send them in with a message.”

Pictures can be sent via e-mail to or you can also send them via social media – just search for The Customs House South Shields on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Revenge of Tommy comes to The Customs House on Wednesday, April 10, and Thursday, April 11, at 8pm.

Fancy giving Betty Bought Bob Blue and Black Buttons another try? Tickets for The Revenge of Tommy are priced from £10 and are available to over-18s only. Contact the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or book online at








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