You shall go to the ball ... with Kirky Players!

Lenzie Hall'Lenzie Players Panto Cast'14th January 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres
Lenzie Hall'Lenzie Players Panto Cast'14th January 2011'Pic: Roberto Cavieres

THE costumes are ready, the tickets are sold and the lines have been memorised - Kirkintilloch Players have taken to the stage with their annual pantomime.

This year’s show, in Lenzie Public Hall, will mark the theatre company’s 37th year of panto fun - their first, Circus Boy, was staged in 1974.

The pantos used to be held at Kirkintilloch Town Hall, before the Players were forced to move to Lenzie when the hall was closed by East Dunbartonshire Council.

Their production of the classic Cinderella, adapted by company member Gavin Paterson, will be sure to bring the house down with plenty of local references alongside the well-known story.

Last week the Herald got a sneak preview of the dress rehearsal and it’s certainly looking like a must-see show.

Performances started last Saturday and will continue every evening until Saturday, January 22.

A spokesperson for the company said: “With a talented cast and crew, magnificent costumes and special effects, to say nothing of a live band, the Kirkintilloch Players’ panto is an extravaganza not to be missed.”

Seats for the show are like gold dust, but any remaining tickets will be available from the Old Sweetie Shop in Kirkintilloch’s Cowgate.