Family panto at Webster Theatre

THIS year’s pantomime at Arbroath’s Webster Memorial Theatre is ‘Puss in Boots’ which promises to be the highlight of the year and will appeal to the entire family, whether you are three years old or 103!

The show will be presented/produced by Bruce James Productions in association with Angus Council. ‘Puss in Boots’ will be directed by Bruce James and was written by Philip Meeks, who wrote and directed last year’s smash hit, ‘Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs’.

The pantomime will star Edward Reid, from ITV’s ‘Britain’s got Talent’, as Doris Dimple; Pamela Byrne, from BBC Scotland’s ‘River City’, as Heather; Donna Hazelton, winner of Channel 4’s ‘Musicality’, back by public demand, as the Witch Wysteria; Graeme Waggott from Radio Tay’s morning show, ‘Wake Up With Waggy’ as Juan; Gordon Brandie as the Daftie and Gary Lamont, from BBC Scotland’s ‘River City’, as Handsome Hamish.

Puss in Boots runs for 31 performances from Friday, December 9, to Wednesday, December 28.  There will be some fantastic singing and dancing and a large dose of comedy, sparkle, and magic thrown in for good measure!

Let us take you to the Land of Loch Lovely! A beautiful kingdom just north of Arbroath and left a bit! Loch Lovely is ruled by the Wicked Witch Wysteria, who longs for a time long ago when she was its Queen. She’s desperate for foolish King Juan to take her as his bride but he spurns her amorous advances so she demands the kingdom’s riches or she’ll unleash her son, the terrible, and ever hungry, Ogre Rumbletum.

Meanwhile at the Loch Lovely windmill, Dame Doris Dimple struggles to make enough tattie scones to deal with Ogre Rumbletum’s terrible appetite, and her sons are no help. Handsome Hamish thinks he stands a chance with Princess Heather and Donald the Daftie is in a wee world of his own, bless him!

But when Wicked Queen Wysteria’s magic backfires Puss In Boots arrives in town. With the help of the Clan of the Incredible Cats he transforms Hamish Dimple into the Marquis of Carabas, and, before you can whistle ‘Donald Whaur’s yer Troosers’, the folk of Loch Lovely have started an adventure of a lifetime!

Councillor James Millar, convener of neighbourhood services, said: “I am pleased to welcome back Bruce James Productions to the Webster Memorial Theatre. Once again this is an opportunity for the people of Angus to experience a quality professional pantomime on their doorstep”.

Tickets are already on sale and going fast. Prices range from £7 to £18. A family ticket costs between £37 and £45. Groups of over 10 get one free ticket

Friday, December 9, is preview night at 7 p.m. when tickets costs £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Further information and tickets are available from the Webster Memorial Theatre box office on 01241 435800.