The theatre production of Dick Whittington is coming to Ingleborough Community Centre this month.

It is the 36th production by Ingleton Theatre Group, a labour of love organised by community members, both backstage and on stage.

The tale follows Dick and his cat Tommy as they adventure from their village to London, even sailing the high seas aboard doomed ship, the Bentham Belle.

Dick's journey is fraught with the prophecy from a fortune teller, Bowbellas, that he would find success in London, and the constant threat from King Rat and his minions.

With numerous obstacles to overcome, the audience is left in suspense wondering if Dick will win the hand of Alice, defeat King Rat, and become the lord mayor of London as predicted.

The Ingleton Theatre Group invites one and all to join in the exciting journey, cheering on the heroes and booing the villains.

As the story unfolds, the team aims for it to be an immersive, entertaining experience for all ages.

The Westmorland Gazette: It is the 36th production by Ingleton Theatre Group

Behind the scenes, numerous opportunities abound for those interested in contributing to the success of the production in various departments.

The theatre group encourages anyone interested in acting, dancing, singing, or even backstage roles like wardrobe management, set construction, light, and sound, to come along and meet with the panto gang.

Information can be obtained from the front of house manager or Jayne Lis at the Ingleborough Community Centre in the coming weeks.

The pantomime, penned by the talented Sue Mosley and directed by Liz Cartmell, has been in the making since auditions in September.

The production, full of light-hearted humour, colourful staging, songs, dances, storm scenes and audience participation, promises to be an action-packed, fun-filled show.

Performances run from February 21 to 24 at Ingleborough Community Centre.

Some tickets are available during office hours at the centre, but they are selling out fast.

For more information, telephone the venue at 015242 41701.