Hi-ho hi-ho it’s off to panto we go!

This year’s Song Shop pantomime in Montrose will be the classic ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves’.

It will be presented in Montrose Town Hall from Tuesday to Saturday, December 2 to 6.

Evening performances start at 7.30 p.m. with a matinee on the Saturday afternoon at 3.30 p.m.

The Song Shop first presented a pantomime in 2010 and since then the production has gone from strength to strength. Song Shop founder Fraser McGlynn said: “No expense has been spared to give Montrose a feast on the eyes and ears, in a bid to encourage locals to choose their home-based panto rather than similar productions in Aberdeen, Arbroath and Dundee.

With a script written for a professional production, the pantomime is traditional in nature, with humour for adults and children. It has audience participation in abundance, an escaped gorilla, and a slapstick cooking scene in which the audience are invited to help with the baking of a cake for Snow White’s birthday! With songs old and new, to cater for a wide range of tastes, the audience is promised a great night’s entertainment.

There is an extensive cast, with a different team of children for each show, ranging in age from 3 upwards. The cast is drawn from Montrose, Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar, Laurencekirk and Stonehaven.

The whole production is being put together in six weeks, a challenging project, but one which director/choreographer Kenny Christie keeps under a tight rein.

Fraser added: “Our pantomime audiences have grown year on year since we first performed Cinderella. Hopefully we will continue to gain the support of the Montrose public. We are lucky to have so many talented individuals in Montrose and the surrounding area.”

The tickets go on public sale on Monday, November 17, from Henry Hogg’s Newsagents, Montrose High Street, or direct from The Song Shop on 01674 673236.