It’s panto season - oh yes it is!

Thespians at Warkworth Panto Club will be going on a magical journey of fun and laughter as they present their annual pantomime.

The popular amateur group, which is one of many local organisations to put on a show during the festive season, will be presenting three nights of entertainment as it stages Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

And the classic fairy tale gets a Warkworth make-over in this year’s panto.

Glamorous Queen Caligula, who is known as the fairest in the land by the spirit of the mirror Speak True, discovers a rival for the title in the shape of her stepdaughter Snow White.

Consumed with vindictive jealousy, the queen decides that the young upstart must be bumped off so she commissions a pair of idiot assassins, Bogwort and Stinkwort, to do the deadly deed – but will they succeed or will the queen have to do the job herself?

In the way of the plans are a handsome young prince, a warm-hearted royal housekeeper and seven dwarfs, who take the young princess into their home for protection.

The cast at the local pantomime group is preparing to give an action-packed performance, with music, romance and some serious slapstick comedy.

All of the panto boxes will be ticked, with hissing and booing added on top.

The production follows the group’s extremely successful performance of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves last year.

The panto, written by Ben Crocker, will be staged at the Memorial Hall in Warkworth from Thursday, December 10 until Saturday, December 12. It is on each evening at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm matinee on the Saturday.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. They are available from Warkworth Village shop and N&F Young of Amble, or online at www.warkworthdrama.org.uk