BISHOPS Lydeard Players are rehearsing hard for their annual pantomime next month.

They are performing their version of Little Red Riding Hood in Bishops Lydeard Village Hall over three evenings and a matinee.

You can catch the action at 7.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 16, 17 and 18, as well as at 2pm on the Saturday.

Originally written in the early 17th century and popular across European folklore, the story was famously interpreted by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century.

The story has somewhat dark and thought-provoking messages. Nothing is as it seems.

It's a salutary tale about the importance of questioning what is out of the ordinary and the perils of trusting a stranger, however convincing.

Lauren MacIntyre, of Bishops Lydeard Players, said: "Our pantomime will be a re-imagined, light-hearted version of the classic fairytale, with a few contemporary twists to entertain a local audience. Expect the unexpected."

Tickets at £8 for adults and £4 for under 14s are available in advance from Marion on 07761 688 564 or on the door.

A bar is available at all performances.

Bishops Lydeard Players are always keen to welcome new members, either for acting or backstage support. You can contact the group by messenger on its Facebook page.