Aspire has agreed to sponsor the titular character in this year’s Customs House pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood.
Nigel Begg, Managing Director of Aspire, said he was delighted to support what is always the borough’s best attended live show: “We’ve had a long and happy working relationship with the Customs House, providing most of their IT solutions for several years. So when we were asked to sponsor the main character, we didn’t have to think too hard about it.
“I know how well loved the Customs House panto is, and how it’s such a huge part of Christmas for so many people, so it’s great for Aspire to be associated with such a massively popular show.”
Little Red Riding Hood has been written by Ray Spencer, Executive Director of the Customs House and Graeme Thompson, Dean of Arts, Media and Design at the University of Sunderland. Ray also returns to performing in the panto this year, after an absence last year. He will play Granny Hood.
Nigel said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing the panto and will, of course, be giving an extra cheer to Little Red Riding Hood, who I know is being played by Ray’s daughter Natasha.”
Ray Spencer said he was grateful for Aspire’s support: “They do a great job in providing our IT solutions, but it’s also nice to know that they’re happy to support us via sponsorship too.”
Little Red Riding Hood starts its run at the Customs House on Tuesday, December 2 and the last performance will be on Saturday, January 10 next year. For tickets or more information, log on to www.customshouse.co.uk