Youngsters join professionals on stage
More than 100 north east children will be performing as part of a production at the Playhouse, Whitley Bay.
The youngsters will be on stage in the Pied Piper at the theatre from August 4 to 6.
As well as the village children who befriend the Pied Piper, children from North Tyneside, Darlington, Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, Northumberland, South Tyneside, Stockton on Tees and Sunderland will play a variety of characters, including woodland creatures, fairies, trogs and rats.
Descrobed as a thrilling adventure enhanced by a truly magical musical score, The Pied Piper is a timeless classic, appealing to all ages.
Hold onto your seats as Mistress Spellbind takes you on a magical journey to Hamelin, a rich town suddenly overrun with rats.
Tickets cost £14, £12 concession from 0844 248 1588.