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Preview: And the Cow Jumped into the Woods at South Shields Customs House


…And the Cow Jumped into the Woods
South Shields Customs House
Wednesday 30th August 2017 - Saturday 2nd September 2017

If you go down to the woods today … you might bump into Doddington the Cow!

David John Hopper as Arbuthnot,
Doddington and Bethan Amber Carr Brown as Peggy.
The Customs House panto favourite is stealing the limelight in her own show once again in …And the Cow Jumped into the Woods.

The loveable dancing cow – affectionately known as Dodders - stars alongside David John Hopper, who reprises his panto role as Arbuthnot.

The duo have proved a hit with audiences since their appearance in Jack and the Beanstalk last year and …And the Cow Jumped Over the Moon at February half-term.

This time, their all-new adventure takes them deep into the woods, where they stumble across some fairytale favourites.

Everything seems to be going well on Dame Trott's farm, but Doddington longs for another adventure and decides to jump into the woods! 

Arbuthnot and Peggy follow and come across Little Red Riding Hood, a wolf and Merlin the Magician. However, Little Red has lost her hood, the wolf has lost his howl and Merlin has lost his magic wand! 

How will the gang solve this mystery? Through singing and dancing of course! 

The 60-minute show will delight children aged seven and under and their families.

Hopper, who has also written the script, said: “It was so clear that everyone loved Doddington in the pantomime that we brought her back in February and sold out, so I’m thrilled to bring Dodders back for a third time in another fun show. Expects lots of laughter, shouting out and singing along!”

Hopper and Dodders will be joined on stage by Bethan Amber Carr Brown, from South Shields, as Peggy, Dale Jewitt, from Rowlands Gill, as Mac and David McCarthy, from Alnwick, as Mr Twiddles, with the role of Little Red Riding Hood yet to be cast.

…And the Cow Jumped into the Woods runs from Wednesday, August 30, until Saturday, September 2, at 11am and 2pm (no 2pm show on Saturday, September 2).
Tickets are priced from £7.50 and are available from the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or online at
Families will also get the chance to meet Doddington and her friends after the show.

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