North east entertainer to help close festival

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A popular entertainer will be bringing a festival to a close.

North east star Brendan Healy will help close the Under the Dome Festival, joined by a large helping of comedy and music from some of the festival entertainers.

The well known and respected comedian, musician, actor, theatre writer and producer will be performing at the Whitley Bay Playhouse on Friday, July 31, with a number of local performers who have entertained the crowds during the past two weeks.

Brendan has toured as a musician with several acts including John Miles and Lindisfarne in the 1990s. As an actor, he has appeared in several television programmes.

Festival organiser Gerry Beldon is looking forward to the show entitled Under the Dome Festival Revue.

He said: “We’ve had a fantastic fortnight with some major performers coming to Whitley Bay and people coming to the town from all over the UK and beyond.

“Amongst this year’s nationally acclaimed performers were The Demon Barbers and radio presenter Ian MacMillan who presented a cartoon history of Whitley Bay with renowned cartoonist Tony Husband.

“Local talent has included Coast Road, The Caffreys, Northern Steel Orchestra and Megson.

“We’ve also had diverse events including salsa dancing, Punch and Judy, the Radio Northumberland punk rock night and arts and crafts exhibitions.

“I’m sure that Brendan’s show will be a great way for everyone to look back at the festival and have a good laugh too.”

Tickets for the revue show are available at the Playhouse or online at