The South with Special Guest Tristan Mackay | PLAYHOUSE Whitely Bay

Public safety continues to be our priority. We’re doing all we can to keep you safe at our venue. Please remember we do not permit backpacks or large bags and you will be screened upon arrival. Read more about our safety policy here Read more  Read more
Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: Our venue is now open. Read info on safety measures including Venue Shield, a comprehensive industry leading programme of cleanliness, and how you can help, as the Playhouse Whitley Bay begins to come back to LIVE!

The South with Special Guest Tristan Mackay


  • Date: Thursday 13th November 2014
  • Time: 7.30pm

The Beautiful South the legacy continues.

When great British pop institution, The Beautiful South split in 2007, several members of the band weren't ready to let it go. So two years later, singers Dave Hemingway and Alison Wheeler, alongside life long members Damon Butcher (keyboards), Gaz Birtles (sax) and Tony Robinson (trumpet), came out of retirement and formed the 9 piece band, The South. 

With the realisation that if the fans didn't want it, they wouldn't do it, The South embarked on their journey.  But boy, did the fans want it!  And still do. Those classic songs live on.  Songs such as A Little Time - the bands number one single - sung by Dave Hemingway, just one of the many highlights in a 20 year career.  Perfect 10, Rotterdam, Old Red Eyes, Good as Gold, Don't Marry Her. All performed again live, as they have been doing since 1989!

A few years further down the line The South now have their debut album under their belt.  A self financed labour of love, Sweet Refrains unveils their own brand of irresistible pop melodies laced with twists of caustic wit and opens another new chapter started by The Beautiful South.

Tickets On Sale Wed 16th April at 10am

  • Date: Thursday 13th November 2014
  • Time: 7.30pm
  • Sorry, this event has now passed and ticket sales are no longer available.
  • Doors Open: 6.30pm

    Doors to Seats: 7.00pm

    Show Start - Support Tristan Mackay: 7.30pm

    Interval: 8.00pm

    2nd Half - The South: 8.30pm

    Show End: 10.15pm - 10.30pm