A PURR-FECT adaptation of Puss in Boots was performed by the talented cast of St Bede's Amateur Dramatic Society.

The "tail" was told in true panto style as the much-loved fairytale was brought to the stage in January 1993.

There was no doubt there was much hilarity as crowds packed the theatre to enjoy the story of the cat which uses its cunning to gain power, wealth and the hand of a princess in marriage for his penniless master.

The story opens with the third and youngest son of a miller receiving his inheritance.

After his eldest brother gains the mills, his middle brother gets the mules, he is left with the cat,

But this is no normal cat, for he pulls on his boots and sets out to make his master's fortunes in this happy tale.

It was in 1998, the society brought the curtain down on its production for the last time.

It folded after staging Aladdin in August of that year after the company was left without a stage.