GARGRAVE Pantomime Group will be present its 2017 show, Sinbad the Sailor, next week in Gargrave Village Hall.

The production will be staged at 7.15pm from Thursday, February 23, to Saturday, 25, with one additional Saturday matinee performance being held at 2.15pm.

Written by Peter Denyer and directed by Anita Eccles, the pantomime features a large cast of both children and adults. Lauren Maslin stars as Sinbad, with Peter Poulter and Cara Hutton providing the all-important comic duo as Sinbad’s mother and brother respectively.

Peter is a churchwarden at St Andrew’s Church and his fellow warden Duncan Faulkner plays the villainous Cassim the Corsair.

This is necessitating a beard swap, as Peter loses his to become more dame-like and Duncan grows one to develop a more sinister appearance.

The hall will be invaded by five animals, most of which have never been seen in Gargrave before, along with crowds of villagers, servants, sailors and slaves, choreographed by Claire Addis.

Tickets are on sale from the Dalesman Café and Gargrave and Malhamdale Community Library.