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The annual panto in the Barrfields Theatre took on a new spin this year with the enthusiastic children of the Largs Youth Theatre joining forces with the Largs Players who have traditionally put on the event for almost 60 years.

The original script, written by the Largs Youth Theatre tutors, took the audience on a roller-coaster adventure through Panto-Land as Snow White and her friends tried to rescue the Good Fairy from being trapped inside the Pencil!

It was a fun-filled romp with strong performances all round.

Throughout the first half we were treated to some spectacular chorus numbers with the children of the Youth Theatre giving it everything they've got, we had the primary 1-2s singing their hearts out to 'It's a Small World' and the older children were clearly loving rockin' out to a Beach Boys Medley!

The second half, starting with a great Robot dance from the p 5/7s, introduced Dr Who, played by Scott MacColl and also the lonely, slightly crazy, Jack (the young Natalie Sweeney was perfect for the role). The Genie, for very complicated reasons that I won't go into here, was transformed into the stunning Honey, Anna Devitt gave her all in performing this part. In the end, of course, the good people won out and the Fairy was rescued from the Pencil and replaced by the evil Darren.

Another standout of the show was 'I'm So Excited' sung by the winner of Largs Has Got Talent, Mhairi Miller who really took control of the stage.

The show ended on an astonishing rendition of the Friend's theme tune 'I'll Be There for You' where the children just seemed to keep on coming and coming! All in all this was a hugely successful pantomime and those involved should be really proud of their achievement. Roll on next year!