SLEEPING Beauty, Kendal Town Crier, Richard Matthews and songsters Kendal Waits join the merry throng of actors and musicians playing their respective parts in next week's Kendal Cool Yule Winterfest at Kendal Museum.

With stories from the workhouse and Fairy Tales from the Fells, melodrama and pantomime, Kendal Community Theatre's four-night run at the Station Road museum opens on Wednesday, November 22.

Performances start at 7.30pm with a 1.30pm matinee on the Saturday, November 25.

Tickets are available from the Brewery Arts Centre box office on 01539-725133.

Devised by KCT, the merry players give a tantalising and tuneful taster of Cool Yule at the Market Place during the Kendal Christmas lights switch-on this Sunday (November 19).