Thursday, 27 October 2016

Preview: Wendy the Witch and the Mummy’s Curse at South Shields Customs House

Wendy the Witch Returns for Spooktacular New Musical

Wendy the Witch and the Mummy’s Curse
South Shields Customs House
Sunday 30th and Monday 31st October 2016

Everyone’s favourite witch is back at The Customs House just in time for Halloween.

Wendy the Witch and the Mummy’s Curse takes place at the theatre in Mill Dam, South Shields on Sunday 30th and Monday 31st October.

This is the third year The Customs House and Made4Stage – the team behind under sevens panto Santa’s Naughty Elf - have brought a special spooky show starring Wendy to the venue.

This time Wendy finds a Mummy who has been trapped in a wardrobe by and evil wizard. Can she break the curse and free her new friend? Find out in the ‘spooktacular’ new musical.

Writer and director Wayne Miller, who is known to thousands of youngsters as Elfluent the Elf, said: “Once again it’s that spooky time of year and it’s great to bring back our well-loved character Wendy. She’s been a joy to create and what an adventure we have for this Halloween.  The team can’t wait to get the magic going and give our audiences a real spooktacular treat!”

Back in the role of Wendy will be Sarah Boulter, who was last seen at The Customs House in summer smash hit The Dolly Mixtures. She’ll be joined by newcomer Laura Fulgenzi as The Mummy, while Wayne will play The Wizard.

“It’s great to be back at The Customs House,” said Sarah, who lives in Sunderland, “and it’s always a pleasure to be working with Made4Stage Theatre, we always have a great time and the audiences are always keen to be involved.

“I love playing Wendy, it’s so much fun and I love the interaction with the children and their families. It’s great getting to work with Wayne again, we’ve done a lot of shows together and have great chemistry but its also been lovely to work with a new cast member Laura who brings a new dynamic to the team.  Rehearsals have been filled with laughter, cups of tea and hobnobs.”

Laura, 19, from Newcastle, who is currently studying at The Hammond School in Chester, added: “This is my first professional job and I’m having so much fun working with Wayne and Sarah. I’m super excited to perform at The Customs House, experience my first professional pantomime and work with an excellent cast. I am playing The Mummy, who has a passion for dance and would love to be on stage performing, and while I can’t really relate to the mummy side of my character, I can relate to having a passion to perform!”

Wayne added: “Having Sarah back is a blessing, she’s an actress very much in demand so having her return to Wendy is fab. Seeing her working with Laura has been so much fun, they are bouncing off each other well, which makes the rehearsal process so easy.”

On Sunday children will also be able to add to their Halloween experience by meeting Wendy at The Little Customs House of Horrors Party. Tickets are £10 and include party games and food.


Tickets for Wendy the Witch and the Mummy’s Curse are £7.50 and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting

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