Young theatre fans will learn the importance of a hug this weekend.
Steven Lee’s How the Koala Learnt to Hug will be brought to life at the Customs House, in Mill Dam, South Shields, on Sunday.
The show is based on the title story from How the Koala Learnt to Hug and Other Australian Fairytales and takes place at 2.30pm.
Writer Steven, who also stars in the show, said: “Written especially for parents to enjoy with their children, How the Koala Learnt to Hug is a charming tale about the magic of family and, of course, the importance of a nice warm hug.
“Adapting my own book for the stage was a natural step, but it is a surprise even to me that it has had such longevity.”
Tickets cost £7 for adults, £7 for children and £28 for a family. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call 0191 454 1234.