Silly Simon the Sailor docked in South Shields for summer show

Silly Simon The Sailor will be keeping kids entertained during the school holidays.
Silly Simon The Sailor will be keeping kids entertained during the school holidays.

Silly Simon the Sailor is docked in South Tyneside for another fun-filled adventure.

The summer pantomime for under-sevens – and big kids too – takes place next week at the Customs House, in South Shields.

The audience can expect a great time with us this summer, we have some silly jokes, silly routines and plenty of audience participation.

Wayne Miller, Silly Simon

The show is written and directed by, and stars Wayne Miller, the man behind popular festive show Santa’s Naughty Elf.

The 36-year-old, from South Shields, said: “Stepping back into a familiar role is always great, it feels comfortable and I know where I’m going with it.

“So with Silly Simon I know I’m going on an adventure, a big fun adventure with songs, dances, swashbuckling fights and a whole new crew.

“I have two actors known to the Customs House, who have been away for a little while, so it’s going to be nice to have them back on their old stomping ground.

“Steven Stobbs and I worked with in The Machine Gunners and I have worked with Lauren Waine in Assault On The Tyne Comedy Jam and Santa’s Naughty Elf. So they promise to bring a whole new level to this year’s show.”

The story sees Silly Simon find a treasure map while sailing the seas.

The only problem is Silly Simon isn’t the only one looking for this treasure. He must battle with Captain Bugeye, an evil pirate and be first to reach the X that marks the spot and discover just what is inside the chest.

Silly Simon and the Lost Treasure is on at the Mill Dam theatre from Tuesday, August 11 to Thursday, August 13, at 2pm and 4pm on Thursday.

Lauren, 19, who is currently studying at Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, said: “It’s great to return home for the summer and be performing and even better that it’s at the Customs House, a place I really do love.”

Wayne added: “The audience can expect a great time with us this summer. We have some silly jokes, silly routines and plenty of audience participation.

“That’s always the key for me when writing these shows, to involve our audience and make it about them.

“Whether it be singing along, dancing, helping us make the right decisions or helping solving puzzles, without our lovely audiences the shows would be nothing, so we always want to make them feel just as much a part of the show as the cast.”

Tickets are £7.50 for children and £6.50 for adults.

To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.