The stage is set for some panto fun

Morpeth Theatre Group's pantomime cast for Dick Whittington and his Cat.
Morpeth Theatre Group's pantomime cast for Dick Whittington and his Cat.

IT’S panto time in Morpeth again – oh yes it is.

And Morpeth Theatre Group is taking its inspiration for the show from one man and his cat.

Dick Whittington and his Cat will be staged at King Edward VI School, telling the tale of a lad who sets off to find his fortune on the streets of London and ends up saving the city from Bubonic, King of Rats, and landing himself the job of Mayor.

Of course, his trusty cat Scratch offers more than a little help.

The show, which is the group’s 33rd annual pantomime, is packed with laughter and songs, romance and comedy, and heroes and villains, with plenty of fun added to the mix.

During performances the group will also take collections in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support after members nominated the charity for the cash boost.

Funds raised will help to support patients, families and carers through the difficult times after a cancer diagnosis.

The pantomime runs from tonight until Saturday, with curtain up at 7pm each evening and a matinee on Saturday at 2pm.

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 concessions, and are available at the door. They can also be bought online at www.morpeththeatregroup.ticketsource.co.uk or by telephone on 01670 820999.