MILVERTON Amateur Dramatic Society have vamped it up to the max as they combine the Festival of Frank with the Festival of Fest to bring you Frankenfest.

By bolting these two festivals together, the society has concocted a potent brew for their latest variety show which is being held instead of a traditional pantomime.

Grab your hats, scarves and pull up your socks and get ready for some merriment and mirth, ghostly going on's, things which go bump in the night all stirred together in a Monster Mash.

Join with the cast and crew as they take you to Ingolstadt where the villagers are celebrating the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly's 'Frankenstein'.

This spooky spectacular opens with a song called This is Halloween from the Nightmare before Christmas.

We then meet the Mayor of Ingerstoldt who tells you what the play is about, 200 year anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, he is aided by his sidekick Igor.

We then meet two of the town's most famous philosopher's Pete and Dud in what is a imagined new version of their famous Dagenham dialogues written by Entertainment reporter at the County Gazette, Lawrence John.

Learn how Pete loves the 'Miltonic verse' rather than the "namby pamby floral soft soap poetry of those opium taking long haired garret living indolent lay-abouts. Percy Shelly banging out his poems while Mary Shelley concocts Frankenstein."

We are then back with the Mayor and Igor before we meet the witches of the town. This sketch written by Ginney May.

Then it is back with the Mayor and Igor and The Ingolstadt Community Choir sing There's a Light.

Next up is a sketch written by Angie Sage- the author of the Septimus Heap series.

She has written about a Goth festival in Whitby where preparations are in full swing for the vampire barbecue.

Then we have an interval before Act Two when we meet The Transylvania and District branch of the Women's Institute. This sketch is written by Sue Morris, Vicky Harris, Elaine Vooght, Leigh Dudbridge, Simone Johnson and Anne Blackburn.

After this we have the finale of The Monster Mash.

What we are served up is a medley of songs and sketches, a smorgis board of laughs topped with the get up and go attitude of the cast.

The cast show a high energy with adds to the enjoyment and make sure everything they do is imbued with gusto.

It is all given life by director Leigh Dudbridge.

There is an open rehearsal on Thursday November 22, at 7.30pm. Tickets £5.

Show dates are November 23-24 at 7.30pm.

Tickets must be booked in advance due to catering and cost £15 per head.

Tickets will be available from the Milverton Stores or Wivvy Post Office.

It all takes place at Victoria Rooms - Milverton.

- The children’s show called The Inspection before Christmas is at St Michael’s Church in Milverton.

There will also be two shows on Thursday, December 13 at 7.30pm and Saturday, December 15, at 3.30pm.

Tickets are £5 adults and £3 children.