THE New Garrett Theatre's annual Pantomime is set to hit the stage in Astley this week in an event that is not to be missed.

Taking place at St Mary's High School from Wednesday, February 21 to Saturday, February 23, the 'Once Upon a Time in Pantoland' cast and directors have been working tirelessly to create a show guaranteed to bring a little magic and sparkle to warm audiences up and spread some cheer.

Directors, Helene Lyth and Louise Taffe, said: "We are extremely proud of this traditional panto with all the family feels. We laugh at each rehearsal – it’s a very funny script which is made even more hilarious by our super talented cast. There are laugh out loud moments for the grown-ups as well as the kids!”

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Leigh Journal: Directors Louise Taffe and Helene LythDirectors Louise Taffe and Helene Lyth (Image: New Garrett Theatre)
Jim Taylor, The New Garrett Theatre's long standing dame, also thinks that audiences will love it.

He said: "There are few experiences more thrilling than putting on an outrageous frock, adopting a silly voice and interacting with a fully engaged pantomime audience...wonderful entertainment for young, old and everybody in between!"

If you’ve got a little one at home, they will be in awe of the beautiful fairy who goes by the name of “Spirit”.

Amy Gaskell, who recently returned from performing onboard cruise ships, said: “I’m so excited to be playing the Spirit of Pantomime in “Once Upon a Time in Pantoland. There’s no better feeling than getting to spread magic, joy and laughter.”

You can book your tickets to “Once Upon a Time in Pantoland” here:

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