Panto will fill some big boots

Some of the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Club cast members.
Some of the Seaton Delaval Pantomime Club cast members.

Thespians from across south east Northumberland are preparing for a magical pantomime adventure this week.

Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society is presenting the tale of Puss in Boots – bigger and better than ever before.

This year’s production promises all the usual show-stopping songs, dazzling dance routines and knockabout comedy with bags of audience participation.

The feline hero Puss in Boots arrives in the merry kingdom to gain wealth and power for his master.

This cunning swashbuckler has it all – the looks, the walk, the talk and most importantly his magic boots.

Expect laughs and sparks as the loveable rogue defeats the evil Grim and wins the day.

The cast have been rehearsing since September, and the production will be the society’s 43 annual Christmas event in the village, originally performing in the community centre before moving to a new home in the Seaton Delaval Arts Centre in 2007.

Making her debut and taking the lead role of Puss is talented 13-year-old Brooke Wilkie, from Seaton Delaval.

She has been part of the group for a number of years as a chorus member, but she is delighted to be stepping up to play a principal role for the first time.

Lauren Greenwood, from Shiremoor, returns as the principal boy, Jack, along with Mick Blewitt, from Seaton Delaval, who will be donning the dresses again as the ditzy dame Queen Bea.

Society chairman Stu Bennett said: “Last year we really set the bar with Robinson Crusoe, so it has been tricky to take it to the next level again with Puss in Boots this year.

The show is set to be spectacular, featuring a local cast for the local community to enjoy.

It is described as the perfect way to celebrate the start of Christmas and is ideal for the whole family, young and old.”

The production runs from Friday, December 4, until Saturday, December 12.

Tickets for the pantomime are priced at £8. To book, contact (0191) 237 5460.