Opening Times
Revised Box Office Opening Hours (Phone only)
Our opening hours are 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Please note that the building remains closed outside of show times.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

Opening Times:
Revised Box Office Opening Hours (Phone only)
Our opening hours are 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday inclusive.
Please note that the building remains closed outside of show times.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

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Baby Panda

Baby Panda

“The street swarmed with extras, though there was no audience, no director...” – The Panda Theory – Pascal Garnier

Inspired by French writers such as Garnier, the concept for Baby Panda came around the same time the music business died a death due to the sudden outbreak of Covid – 19. There was no longer an audience, in physical terms anyway…

Tommy Evans of Tyneside folk rock outfit Holy Moly and the Crackers had been touring for years across the UK and Europe. With the coming of spring Baby Panda was born. Born from a long desire to move into a new skin, a different set of sensibilities: garage rock, blues, the trance like repetition of The Velvet Underground or Queens of the Stone Age, along with the vocal acrobatics of Evans inspired by Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, the intensity and madness of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

Dreams of performing in this new guise will remain dreams for the time being. And so, time for writing and sculpting a new figure out of the ether, conjuring up new spirits. At the start of a new decade comes a chance, another path to charge down. A wild beast ready to be unleashed…