HEIGH ho i's off to work Bolton's pantomime players' go with a song and dance.

Talented youngsters and adults are bringing to life the traditional tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Stagedoor Theatre Productions has penned the family pantomime which will feature a cast of actors, singers and dancers.

Hoping to bring some menacing flair to the Farnworth stage when the show premieres on Tuesday is Teresa Anderton.

Teresa is juggling the role of story's villain, the Wicked Queen, while choreographing some big numbers.

She said: "It's a traditional family panto with lots of laughs, special effects and a fabulous cast.

"We are aiming it at audiences from age three to 100 – there is something for everybody!

"There's a man playing the mirror, which is done in a way which will a surprise for everyone, a classic pantomime ghost and 35 dancers aged five to 18.

"We have two sets of children playing the dwarfs and we have recorded the lines with older actors because they are wearing masks. They are also padded out and they absolutely love it, they love playing the characters and get to dance and hive fun – it will go down really well."

She added: "The baddie is the best part you could play. I'm quite good friends with the lady playing Snow White so it's such a shame I have to be nasty to her, but what can you do!

"I'm looking forward to being booed."

The production has been written by Teresa's husband Chris Anderton who is also directing the show.

Young members of Bolton Dance & Performance Arts College join a cast including Lauren DeJager as Snow and Anthony Hemmings as her Prince Charming – this time renamed Prince Carl.

Long-serving cast members Graham Cohen and Philip Morris return as Muddles and the Dame.

Teresa adds: "Sadly one of our cast and established cast Robert Peace passed away suddenly in September.

"The show must go on and he would have wanted that as well. We will be remembering him quite a lot this year."

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a Family Pantomime starts on December 12 with two performances for schools at Our Lady of Lourdes Function Suite in Plodder Lane.

It will also run on December 13, 14 and 15, at 7pm, December 16, at 3pm and 7pm and December 17, at 1.30pm and 5.30pm. For tickets call 07803 045892.