Just when you thought the panto season was behind you, along come Bilton Pantomummers with a twist on one of the best loved tales.
The popular drama group will be taking to the stage this weekend with their latest production of Aladdin called A Lad In Bilton.
Since being formed as a millennium project to encourage the arts and promote community spirit in Bilton, the group has built up a big following for its pantos.
They are always written especially for the occasion but with a modern, family-friendly feel.
After a successful 2014, which saw them do three productions - a panto, a production of The Tempest at the RSC’s open-air stage and a special Remembrance presentation - the group has been hard at work since October getting ready for their first show of this year.
Writer and director Kevin Bright said: “Since the first time we read through the script, it’s amazing to see how the cast has turned words on a sheet of paper into a colourful, lively and fun show we hope people will love.
“We’ve got 34 people appearing on stage to act, dance or do both, aged eight upwards and, as always, everybody has a connection with Bilton so it really is a great celebration of the talent young - and a little bit older - in the area, all supported by an amazing backstage team.”
The performances take place at Crescent School, Bawnmore Road, Bilton CV22 7QH tomorrow, Friday, March 6 at 7.30pm; Saturday, March 7 at 3pm and at 7.30pm; and on Sunday, March 8 at 3pm.
Tickets are £5 adults and £3 children available from Bilton Post Office, Dudley Taylor Pharmacy in Bilton and Woodlands Post Office.