Bob Fixes a Date for Fans; One of the World's Most Popular Children's TV Characters Is on Tyneside This Week, as Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Reports

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Byline: GORDON BARR

CAN Bob fix it? Yes he can!

Celebrating his 10th anniversary this year, Bob the Builder's Live Show, Spud's Big Mess, returns to Tyneside from tomorrow for a run of shows.

It is at the Playhouse Whitley Bay tomorrow, followed by a show at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on Saturday.

The Playhouse, which is sponsored by the Evening Chronicle, will host two afternoon shows, while the arena's show replaces two originally booked in for The Journal Tyne Theatre.

The producers of Bob the Builder Spud's Big Mess announced that due to unforeseen technical difficulties, it was no longer possible to stage the two full shows as scheduled at Tyne Theatre for Sunday.

Rather than disappoint audiences by producing a diminished show, they took the difficult decision to cancel the performances at that venue. But to help avoid disappointment they secured the Metro Radio Arena for this Saturday. The show will be performed in an intimate theatre format for a single 2.30pm show, doors will open at 1.30pm.

There will be free parking, and a free soft drink for children. …