Little Red Riding Hoodies all round at panto

IN THE HOOD ... the dancers in Little Red Riding Hood with leading lady Natasha Haws.
IN THE HOOD ... the dancers in Little Red Riding Hood with leading lady Natasha Haws.

LITTLE Red and her dancers are in the hood.

Natasha Haws, who plays the lead in the Customs House Pantomime, is not the only one donning a red hood.

The dancers in Little Red Riding Hood have all been given souvenir onesies to wear between scenes.

Natasha, 20, from South Shields, made her panto debut in 2001 as part of the South Tyneside Dance Workshop, ran by Jacqui West.

Now she’s starring alongside her dad, Ray Spencer, executive director of the venue in Mill Dam, South Shields, who plays panto dame, Granny Hood.

Natasha said: “I’ll always be proud to have been part of South Tyneside Dance Workshop and it has been nice working with the girls and Jacqui once again.”

The dancers are sponsored by Cell Pack Solutions, who customise and build battery packs in West Walpole Street, South Shields.

Managing director, Eddie Czestochowski, said: “The Customs House is an iconic asset in South Shields, it brings so much enjoyment to all who visit it and is a fantastic springboard for the talent of the borough.

“We should all support it in any way we can. The pantomine is great tradition and a highlight of the year and it is a pleasure to be involved.”

Little Red Riding Hood, sponsored by Hays Travel, is on at the Customs House until January 10.

Tickets start from £9. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 454 1234.