Fairytale characters gathered around a Sheringham landmark as rehearsals got underway for this year's panto.

The cast of the Little Theatre’s seasonal Snow White show arrived in town to polish their performances before the curtain goes up on December 10.

They posed for pictures at the Town Clock which will feature as a central piece of stage scenery that also opens up as a projection screen and reveals some other surprises.

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Rehearsals mean busy and long days of trying on costumes, and working with director Nick Earnshaw to plan the action into the set and slotting the five-strong professional cast into dance routines featuring local youngsters for the first time since the pandemic.

Mr Earnshaw said: “The clock marks a real homecoming to welcome the community cast back to a show which revolves around a popular Sheringham landmark.”

Newly-graduated Welsh actor and singer Jemima Scott plays Snow White, with popular panto returnee Kyle Fraser as Prince Valiant.

Harry Wyatt takes the dame role as Nurse Jolly Jabs, while Kit Henson is evil Queen Sherrie and Grace Pennington her sidekick Ida No.

A modern take on the traditional Grimms fairytale sees the queen, who constantly consults a 'magic mirror' app on her phone to check out her rival queens, battling for social media popularity, and banishing a local pop group to Sheringham Woods for getting more online hits than her.

The selfie-obsessed Queen Sherry is played by Kit Henson - whose last nasty appearance at the Little Theatre was as Queen Rat in Dick Whittington back in 2019.

That was the last full-cast panto before the pandemic led to a slimming of the show's size.

The other six queens, and Bruno – who 'we don’t talk about' as in the popular song from the Disney film Encanto - will be played by local youngsters aged eight to 16 joining the professional cast.

The plot retains the traditional storylines such as the poisoned apple, but adds modern twists and music, from pop to stage musicals, as well as Motown, which Kit and Grace perform in their other lives as a singing duo.

Snow White runs from December 10 to 31.

Tickets and more information at www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or call the box office on 01263 822347.