BRIDGWATER Pantomime Society has announced it will return in January with a production of Puss in Boots at the town hall.

The society was forced to postponed this show because of Covid lockdowns in 2021 and the Omicron variant of the virus at the start of 2022.

Performances will run from Sunday, January 22 until Saturday, January 28. There will be no performance on the Wednesday (25).

A group spokesperson said: “The society last performed Puss in Boots in 2004 and are pleased to bring it back to the stage after a 19-year gap. 

“Don’t miss out on this purr-fect production and support your local pantomime.”

The pantomime was written by Keith and Margaret Robinson, who will also produce and direct the show alongside Richard J. Porter.

Fiona Wheeler is in charge of the show's choreography.

Margaret Robinson is in charge of chorus and company singing, while musical direction is under the supervision of Jamie Moretti.

Bridgwater Mercury: Lindsey Stone as Queen Hattie, Ken Stone as King Herbaceous and Zoe Pike as Princess Stephanie.Lindsey Stone as Queen Hattie, Ken Stone as King Herbaceous and Zoe Pike as Princess Stephanie. (Image: Bridgwater Pantomime Society)

Neil Priddle is the society's stage manager and will be assisted by Darren Baker and their team. 

Andrew Scammell is the lighting director, and Nick Bell is in charge of sound reinforcement.

On stage, Christie Buttle will be join the society as the principal boy, Tom, who becomes the Marquis of Carabas.

Amanda Nolan will play the title role, Puss in Boots, with Ava Gunningham as non-talking Puss.

Bridgwater Mercury: The official poster for this year's Puss in Boots pantomime.The official poster for this year's Puss in Boots pantomime. (Image: Bridgwater Pantomime Society) 

Ken and Lindsey Stone will be King Herbie and Queen Hattie alongside Zoe Pike as Princess Stephanie. They will be joined by Keith Robinson as Dimpsey, their servant. 

Richard J. Porter and Kevin Cripwell will star as Tom's 'orrible brothers, Basil and Barney.

Sam Pavey will be the villainous Willard Webb, and Margaret Robison and Kim Priddle alternating the role of Amythest the Enchantress. 

John Hancock will be Joseph the Cobbler, Brenda Brooks will take on the role of Gruesome Gertie and Lindsey Roach will play Henry.

Tickets have been kept at their 2017 prices: £11 for adults and £8 for children. 

A senior citizens' concession night will be held on Thursday, January 26, when tickets will cost £8. 

Family tickets (two adults and two children) will be available for the evening performances on Monday 23 and Saturday 28 for £30.

Bridgwater Mercury: John Hancock as Joseph the Cobbler and Richard J. Porter as Basil.John Hancock as Joseph the Cobbler and Richard J. Porter as Basil. (Image: Bridgwater Pantomime Society)

Group booking are also available with concessions. Contact the box office for more information. 

The box office will open on Saturday, December 3 at Angel Place Shopping Centre from 10am. The phone number is 07729 573954.

Tickets will also be available to buy online at