Homegrown pantomime for the festive season

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The festive spirit will be overflowing on Saturday December 5th when the Grand Theatre stages a very homegrown pantomime, “Jack and the Golden Staircase of Clitheroe Castle”.

Produced by the town’s Ribcaged Productions, and written by Richard Hoyle, this magical matinee performance is a heart-warming Christmas yarn for all the family.

Jack is an adventurous lad with a habit of getting into all sorts of mischief, but when his mother sends him to the shop for a tin of beans Jack’s curious nature gets the better of him.

He decides to take a detour through the grounds of Clitheroe Castle, and after passing through a door that says: “Do Not Open” Jack finds the fabled golden staircase that leads on a magical adventure through some familiar locations in the Ribble Valley.

On the way, Jack meets a whole troop of fairy tale characters, but to get home, however, Jack must help them defeat a dark and terrible queen.

“Jack and the Golden Staircase of Clitheroe Castle”, Clitheroe Grand Theatre, December 5th, £6, under-18 £4 and family tickets £18 (two adults, two children). Box office – 01200 421599 or www.thegrandvenue.co.uk (Doors 10-30 am and stage 11 am).