Two years ago he was dashing and handsome,last year he was plain ugly and now Matt Carnegie is acting the clown.

The versatile young actor is to complete a hat trick of principal parts with Largs Players having racked up the parts of The Prince, Ugly Sister and now hapless Hamish in the forthcoming panto, Snow White And The Seven Dwarves, at Barrfields Pavilion Theatre from Thursday to Saturday, December 8 to 10.

Matt is guaranteed to have the kids laughing as hilarious Hamish, son of the Castle Cook. He will also be vying for the attentions of Snow White herself.

Largs Players are giving a star debut to their choice as leading lady. Student Rebecca Kane, who looks the part, has been handed the role of Snow White in a new, very funny script, written and directed by young producer Ruairidh Forde. It will be Rebecca's first performance on the Barrfields stage but she is set to wow the audience with her singing and acting.

She will be supported by not one, but 14 members of the Youth Theatre, who have been selected to be the Dwarfs - that's two lots of seven in case you are confused - at Barrfields Theatre from Thursday to Saturday, December 8-10.

Also in the talented cast are Matt Wilkin as The Prince, Pat Nicol as the Wicked Queen, Jon Wilkin as The Mirror and, in a twist, experienced female actress Jackie Templeton will be the Dame. There is also one of the biggest panto choruses in the country, tutored by Ruairidh, who also choreographs, and musical director David Edwards.

Tickets have gone on sale on Players or on the hotline of 0333 666 3366 with special family tickets (two adults, two children) at £35. Adult tickets are only £12, children £8 and concessions £10 making it one of the most economical pantos in the land.As an added bonus there are actually two Saturday 1.30pm and 6.30pm to suit folk from Cumbrae and afar!