The Windmill Players in Clanfield are back this month with their traditional pantomime after an enforced break last year for obvious reasons.

They are performing Aladdin in the Memorial Hall, South Lane, Clanfield on Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22 at 7.30pm with a matinee on the Saturday at 2pm.

The pantos are very interactive with lots of music and fun for all ages from four to 94.

Widow Twankey, the dame in Aladdin, is played by Peter Colley, who is well known in the wider Portsmouth amateur theatre world for many starring roles.

This will be the third time he has played the widow role with Windmill Players.

Peter is one of the finest dames on the south coast, as regular audiences to the Clanfield panto will already know.

There is children’s participation where they can go on stage and take part in some silliness with members of the cast for which they are rewarded with sweets.

To round off the show there is a singalong for the audience to exercise their lungs before they go home.

Local panto is a good way to introduce children to live theatre and to appreciate there is more to life than the telly and video games.

In these difficult times the Players are well aware of complying with the current regulations for Covid which were successfully applied during their Rowans concert last August.

All those taking part are testing regularly and will work hard to keep their audiences safe.

Money raised at the panto goes to putting on the concert for the Rowans each August.

Tickets are £9 (£8 for concessions) and may be reserved by calling 01730 231474 or bought on the door. Prices include refreshments served in the interval