A SIX year-old star is treading the boards as the youngest cast member in a pantomime.

Rebecca Edwards, from Chester-le-Street, is in a cast of 24 performing Cinderella, at Newcastle Opera House.

The youngster, who attends a stage school at the theatre, formerly known as the Tyne Theatre and Opera House, has already appeared in two gala shows.

She is sharing shows with fellow performers as part of a rota for the four-week run, which started on Thursday.

Rebecca plays a babe in the pantomime which stars Maxie and Mitch as the Ugly Sisters, Brendan Healy as Buttons, as well as TV presenters Pam Royle and Paddy MacDee.

Tickets for the show, which runs until January 5, are available from the box office, on 0191-232 0899.