Christmas may be over but families can still enjoy some good old-fashioned fun with a village’s annual pantomime.
Greatham Players return to the stage this week in Puss in Boots and it is set to be a family affair.
That is because two of the principal cast are related.
Colourful dame, Hettie Quette, will be played by Players’ veteran Brian Price and his granddaughter Lauren Price takes the title role of Puss.
The curtain on the show goes up at the newly refurbished Greatham Community Centre tomorrow night and it runs until Saturday, January 9.
Director Anita Stitt said: “This is Greatham’s 19th annual pantomime. Our Dame Hettie Quette this year is Brian Price, who has performed for Greatham Village Players for 18 years now.
Dame has five changes of dress during the pantomimeDirector Anita Stitt
“He has five changes of dress during the pantomime. His grand-daughter is playing the lead role of Puss, and has choreographed the main dance sections.”
Principal boy Jacques Quette, is played by Kieron Johnson.
He sets out to woo and marry the Princess Alice, played by Chloe Middleton, with the help of his walking, talking cat Puss.
On their journey they encounter baddie Lord Roger, played by Hugh Stitt, and a fearsome ogre.
The story is written by Damian Trasler, David Lovesy and Steve Clark, and has been adapted for Greatham Village Players.
And the lively and vibrant costumes have been made by wardrobe mistress Jean Procter
Tickets are still available for tomorrow and Thursday nights, doors open 6.30pm and the show starts at 7pm.
Tickets are available from Greatham Post Office or on the door subject to availability.