A new children’s show is rolling into town this weekend.
The Giant’s Loo Roll comes to the Customs House, in South Shields, on Sunday for two performances.
The new musical from TaleGate Theatre Productions promises to delight and entertain the whole family when it arrives at the Mill Dam venue.
Customs House executive director, Ray Spencer, said: “We love to bring theatre to everyone and a bright, funny production based on a much-loved book is the perfect show for first-time theatre-goers and young theatre fans.
“We’re sure this show will be a winner at the Customs House this weekend.”
The adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s much-loved book follows the villagers living below the giant’s house.
They had better watch out because a huge loo roll has gone bouncing down the hill straight towards them.
Luckily, the townsfolk find lots of uses for the runaway toilet paper; one sheet provides a huge canvas for an artist, a tailor uses another to fill her shop with paper pants and a school class makes a huge dart that can fly.
But what about the giant himself: doesn’t he need the loo paper? The townspeople have an answer for that too.
The author’s children’s books have won many awards, including two for The Giant’s Loo Roll, and have been translated into 20 languages.
He is also the author of Hilltop Hospital, a book that has been adapted into a BAFTA-winning television series for CITV.
Shows run at 11am and 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are £12 for adults, £10 for children and £38 for a family.
To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.