A friendly witch is hoping to cast a spell over her young audience members this Halloween.
Wendy The Witch is taking to her broomstick and flying into the Customs House.
I really do love getting to perform at the Customs House, I always feel at home there. After having such a great time on The Cinder Path its nice to be asked to return.Sarah Boulter, Wendy The Witch
The children’s show is running at the Mill Dam theatre, in South Shields, from October 29 to 31.
Actress Sarah Boulter, who was recently seen at the venue in the world premiere of Catherine Cookson’s The Cinder Path, is stepping back onto the stage in Wendy The Witch and the Full Moon Party.
The show, penned by South Shields’ actor and director Wayne Miller, sees Wendy throw a party to celebrate moving into her new home.
However, the full moon brings a wicked goblin who crashes the party and threatens to ruin Halloween night for Wendy and her guests.
Sarah, 27, from Sunderland, said: “I really do love getting to perform at the Customs House, I always feel at home there.
“After having such a great time on The Cinder Path its nice to be asked to return.
“So getting to do shows like this is a bonus. It’s great getting instant reactions from the audience.
“Hearing them sing along, see them smiling and dancing, you just can’t beat that kind of energy.
“Working with Wayne never feels like a job, he creates such a fun working environment.
“It’s something that comes across in all the children’s theatre he produces.
“He has a great way of creating something that kids and adults can enjoy, he gives something for everyone.”
The show will also give the audiences a chance to win prizes by dressing up in their best Halloween outfits.
Wayne said: “Halloween is such a great and exciting time.
“Seeing everyone be so creative with their costumes, make up and carving pumpkins.
“It has such a great buzz about it. I knew I had to be just as creative as all the children out there, those who go all-out for the spookiest time of the year.
“So, I had to bring back Wendy with a new spooky little tale, but also one that’s very fun and interactive for children.”
Also returning to the show is actor David John Hopper as the Goblin King. He will be joined by newcomer, panto star Natasha Haws.
Sarah added: “I’m so happy to work with David again, its nice to already have a bond with a fellow cast member.
“However, it’s also exciting working with someone I haven’t worked with before, so sharing the stage with Natasha, who is a great performer, is going to be very special.”
Tickets cost £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.