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PORT OF TYNE GOES DOTTY FOR PANTO DRESS04 Dec 2012

The Port of Tyne has teamed up with fashion designer, Paul Shriek, to design a dress for Dame Dotty in the South Shields based Customs House's production of Dick Whittington.

Since actor Bob Stott, Dotty's alter ego, will be retiring this year, the Port of Tyne called on some extra help from local school children to help design Dotty's Port of Tyne dress.

The six-year-old pupils from Year 2 at St. Peter and St. Paul's Primary School in South Shields were drafted in to help.

With expert guidance from fashion and theatrical costume designer Paul Shriek, the Port's dress takes its inspiration from the Olympics and is sure to impress the panto audiences.

Susan Wear, the Port of Tyne's Director of Corporate Affairs, said: "The children at St Paul's were full of good ideas to help Paul create something really special for Dame Dotty. It's also a great way to support the Customs House and the finished result will be seen by thousands of people in the Panto's six-week run."

The Customs House Pantomime is one of the country's longest running and most celebrated pantomimes. Over 30,000 people during 78 performances of Dick Whittington will see the Port's dress from now until 6 January. Tickets are still available from the box office 0191 454 1234.

 

For further information please contact:
Sarah Piggett, Marketing & Communications Intern
Tel: 0191 455 2671 Mobile: 07807 686524 Email: sarah.piggett@portoftyne.co.uk

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