A MAGICAL theatre performance will be staged at Bowhill next month to welcome in the festive season.

Based on the ever-popular fantasy novel by George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin has been adapted for the stage by the Northumberland Theatre Company.

The compelling production tells the story of Princess Irene who is to be the bride of the goblin king's son — but unfortunately he hasn't actually asked her yet.

It’s a musical adventure about the goblin’s attempts to steal away the princess and her success in avoiding them, with a lot of help from Curdie, the miner's son, and her mysterious great-great-grandmother, whom no-one else can see.

The Princess and the Goblin is a story about growing up, making friends and the importance of family, with song, dance and some fun along the way told in NTC's fast-paced, physical style.

Helen Currie, house and events manager at Bowhill House, said: “The Princess and the Goblin is a superb production and a must-see for all the family.

“The story focuses on the themes of growing up, making friends and the importance of family, and features wonderful songs and dances.”

The show comes to Bowhill’s theatre on Saturday, December 2 at 3pm.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, £9 for under 16s and £36 for a family ticket (two adults and two children) and can be booked by visiting www.borderevents.com or calling 01750 22204.