An award-winning community theatre group is set to put on a fun-filled pantomime for all the family this Easter.

SS Simon and Jude's Amateur Dramatic Society will stage a modern version of the classic Robinson Crusoe story.

After being shipwrecked and marooned on a remote desert island, Robinson is in search of buried treasure. Along the way audiences will meet a host of colourful characters together with a band of marauding pirates, damsels in distress and island natives.

Organisers promise great value family entertainment for the school holidays with tickets priced at adults £7, concessions £5, and a family ticket at £20 (two adults and two children).

The pantomime production of Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates will take place on Thursday April 13, Friday 14 and Saturday 15 at 7.15pm, with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 15.

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It will take place at Trinity Church, Market Street, Farnworth.

Over the last few years, it has been a difficult time for local amateur theatre groups.

This has meant that SS Simon and Jude's Amateur Dramatic Society has had to adapt and make changes.

A spokesperson for the group said: “Despite everything we are excited to be staging our annual pantomime but at Easter - oh yes, we are.

“The first amateur group in Bolton to take this bold step.

“We would love you to come along and support us in our new venue where we hope you will enjoy the magical experience of live theatre.”

 Tickets are available from here ( or via telephone on 01204 520232.