South Shields panto stars bring Little Red Riding Hood to Asda

SUPERMARKET shoppers in South Tyneside were given a surprise visit to the panto at the weekend.

Asda in South Shields was overrun by the star’s of this year’s panto at the town’s Customs House, Little Red Riding Hood.

The Customs House Little Red Riding Hood panto cast visit South Shields Asda. From left Stephen Sullivan as Mr Fracker and Craig Richardson as Timber

The Customs House Little Red Riding Hood panto cast visit South Shields Asda. From left Stephen Sullivan as Mr Fracker and Craig Richardson as Timber

The actors, all dressed in their flamboyant costumes, stormed the aisles of the Coronation Street store to drum up support for their festive show, currently being staged at the theatre in nearby Mill Dam.

Luke Maddison, playing little pig Saveloy in the festive show, said: “We all had a crackling time at Asda but me and my siblings, Bratwurst and Chorizo, were all a little worried when we passed the butcher’s aisle.

“Lots of people like pork on their Christmas dinner, but thankfully we got away so we’ll be at the Customs House until January 10.”

Sally Hoban, the venue’s marketing and events co-ordinator, said: “It was really nice to go along to Asda, and we’d like to thank the team for being so hospitable.

“It was a great day and a lovely way for the cast to meet the people of South Tyneside. They loved it and were posing for pictures with children and around the store.

“We’d like to thank Richmond Taxis for getting us there in all the flamboyant costumes.”

Little Red Riding Hood runs until Saturday, January 10, next year. Tickets cost from £9. To book, go to www.customshouse.co.uk or call 454 1234.

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