REHEARSALS are now under way for the Right Angle Theatre Company’s annual pantomime which this year will once more run for five nights in the Volunteer Hall Galashiels.

The pantomime will open on Tuesday, December 4 and will have nightly performances right through until Saturday.

After the huge success of last year, the company have this year decided to perform a more traditional pantomime with Sleeping Beauty being the popular choice.

The role of director will once again be in the capable hands of long serving musical director Derek Calder.

Derek will continue in this role as well which will keep him very busy.

Derek shall be assisted in the role as director by Julie Smith with Gordon Keddie acting once again as producer.

The choreography will again be in the very capable hands of Stuart Mitchell.

As always the musical numbers are a good mix of new and old songs with one or two sing along numbers making sure the audiences will leave with the music ringing in their ears.

The pantomime itself has as in previous years been written by Alan Frayne whose writing always includes many humorous lines.

Tickets will go on sale to general public early in November and will be available from Iain Smith & Partners, Fountain News and Noble’s Fish Shop.

After the sell-out shows of last year everyone is recommended to purchase their tickets as soon as they become available.

There is once again a cast of almost 50 with a huge range in the age groups involved.

This year's principal roles go to...

King Cactus – Steve Hartley-Oliver

Queen Marigold – Julia Noble

Princess Rose (Young) – Aimee Richardson

Princess Rose (Old) – Amy Thomson

Nurse Hollie Harpic – Jodie Millar

Muddles – Billy Rooney

Prince Alexis – Stuart Mitchell

Fetch – Antony Wilson

Carry – Katie Gordon

Good Fairy ilac – Amanda Blacklock

Bad Witch Hazel – Julie Smith

Rainbow Fairies – Ruby Everett, Caitlin Green, Shannon Mack & Katie Wilson.

Sleeping Beauty Dancers – Jess Thomson, Mia Hartley–Oliver, Sara Fachini, Rachel Falconer & Emma Wilson

The Witches Dancers – Millie Robinson, Charli Black, Mya Lamb,

Ruiaridh Anderson, Callum Crooks, Molly McFarlane & Erin Gallagher