PANTO could be making a return to a Northumberland village — oh yes it could.
Parish councillors have agreed in principle to book at least one show for Widdrington Station Community Centre in December.
The idea was met with unanimous support at a parish meeting earlier this month when members were told of a programme by the WTS Productions touring theatre company.
They said the group’s Alice In Pantoland production, suitable for three-year-olds upwards, would be a welcome pre-Christmas treat for villagers.
And they also discussed the possibility of booking another show to run during the same period.
Coun Shelly Willoughby said: “We did have a thriving amateur dramatics group here and it used to put productions on.
“A lot of local people took part so I think it would be brilliant to have a panto here.”
The show will cost £400, or £750 for two, which could be recouped from ticket sales.
However, councillors said they may be able to offer admission free or for just a nominal charge.
They agreed to try to book one show for Saturday, December 17, but may organise another following further discussions with the theatre company.