One of South Tyneside’s best known theatre stars is using his talents to help raise funds for charity.
Panto legend Bob Stott is featured in a comedy DVD which is being sold to raise cash for the Children’s Heart Unit Foundation (CHUF).
There’s not a better feeling than when people leave the theatre with a smile on their face.Bob Stott
The fundraising venture was in response to the 70-year-old taking part in the recent Laffalang show to celebrate his 60-years in the world of entertainment.
Stott has played the much-loved panto dame in the Customs House pantomime for decades.
However, his talents also include being a member of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society, an actor, a compere, and - more recently - a star of the popular Laffalang shows.
He said: “I hosted two Laffalang shows for this initiative at the Westovian Theatre in South Shields and Von Fox Promotions have produced a fantastic DVD. I’m absolutely delighted with it.
“There is stand-up, some cracking Laffalang sketches, and funny reminiscences from treading the boards since I started as a 10-year-old in a sketch troupe at West Harton Methodist Church in South Shields in 1956.
“The buzz while performing and making people laugh is fantastic. I just love it when the audience explodes into laughter.
“There’s not a better feeling than when people leave the theatre with a smile on their face, having had a good time.”
The DVD also features comedy superstar Bobby Pattinson and the Laffalang Gang.
Bob Stott: Widow Twankey at 70 is out now, priced £10.
They are available from the Visitor Information Centre at The Word or call 424 7788.