Grinch set to steal Christmas on stage

Scene from the film version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Scene from the film version of How The Grinch Stole Christmas

CHRISTMAS could well be under threat in Lowton this year as a furry green monster looks set to menace the festive celebrations.

However, youngsters should rest assured the danger will be confined to the theatre stage as Lowton Operatic and Dramatic Society (LOADS) puts on its annual family pantomime.

The company will perform The Grinch: The Panto, bringing to life Dr Seuss’ classic cartoon tale of the heartless green creature who attempts to disrupt the Christmas fun of the friendly Whos.

The society is promising its follow-up to last year’s performances of Goldilocks and the Three Bears promises to be a family-friendly, fun-filled show for the festive season.

Society member Sue Jackson said: “It’s great fun and there’s a lot of comedy with a classic pantomime dame, so children should love it. The Whos have got a bit more help on the side of good in this version too.

“At the moment we’re concentrating on getting the make-up of the Grinch right because it’s a very popular character people know.”

The Grinch: The Panto will be performed at the Rose Centre in Lowton from Wednesday November 27 to Saturday November 30. The performances start at 7.30pm from Wednesday to Friday and 6.30pm on Saturday, with a 2pm Saturday matinee.

Tickets are £5 in the stalls and £6 in the tiered seating for adults and £4 and £5 respectively for concessions and under 15s. Family tickets and block booking offers are also available.

Tickets for Wednesday and the Saturday matinee must be ordered in advance. To book, ring Sue on 07708 840843.