A triple treat on coastal tour

The Tyne Idols tour bus. Picture by John Millard.
The Tyne Idols tour bus. Picture by John Millard.

Fans of theatre, music and local culture have a triple treat in store.

Tyne Idols are presenting a special edition of their Coastal Heroes tour on their vintage Atlantean bus on Saturday, June 3.

The tour is being presented in partnership with the producers of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall, a play with music that celebrates the life and times of Victorian song and dance man, Ned Corvan. The play, which is touring the North East, has been devised and written by Ed Waugh.

The tour begins at 3pm from the Links at Whitley Bay.

Passengers will enjoy a three-hour bus tour of the coastal region visiting locations associated with regional celebrities as diverse as Sting, Ant and Dec, and Laurel and Hardy, but with special attention paid to the places associated with Ned Corvan.

The tour will be hosted by Ray Laidlaw, who will tell stories, play music and pose the occasional quiz question.

There will be interviews with special guests and the bus will make a couple of refreshment stops en-route to stretch the legs and sample the local tipple.

On returning to Whitley Bay at 6pm, passengers will enjoy a fish and chip supper at the newly opened Crab and Waltzer restaurant before crossing the road to the Playhouse Theatre for a performance of Mr Corvan’s Music Hall at 7.30pm.

Combined tickets for the tour, supper and theatre are £30 each and available from julie@tyneidols.com or (0191) 253 1618. More information at www.tyneidols.com