Oh yes it is - pantomime time is on the way and rehearsals are beginning for this year’s Ellon production.
Ellon Parish Church drama group are performing Snow White and have started putting in the hard work to ensure it will be all right on the night.
This year’s production, taking place in late November/early December, introduces some new cast members as well as some old familiar faces.
Two new pantomime dames, George Burnett and David Coutts as Merry Berry and Gino de Campo, amply fill the shoes of John McLeod, the EPC drama group’s popular pantomime dame of many years.
John moved to Orkney with wife Susan during the year.
New recruit Tracy Dryburgh treads the boards as the handsome prince wooing local lass Sam Domeracki as Snow White.
Sean Harrison took on the role of panto director/producer after Liz Bendrey decided to take a back seat and enjoy retirement after nineteen years of staging the much-loved production.
Musical director Alison Young is busy fine-tuning the voices.
Jenny Green, of the drama group, said: “Now in its 20th year, the Ellon pantomime has gone from strength to strength and the cast look forward to welcoming everyone to this year’s show where they are promising fun and laughter for all the family.
“There will be some new members but there will still be some of the old familiar faces.”
Performance dates and times are - Saturday, November 29 at 4pm, Sunday, November 30, at 2.30pm and 6pm, Monday and Tuesday, December 1 and 2, at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale now at the Kirk Centre coffee shop and can also be booked by contacting Lorraine for block bookings on 01358 721792, Ann on 01358 721922 and Liz on 01358 720311.