A CLASSIC fairytale favourite will be brought to life later this month as a drama troupe embarks on its latest annual bid to entertain crowds while raising cash for charity.

Pantoloons will be performing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs throughout the February half-term and, as always, the shows are sure to be a hit among those who go along.

Pantomime fans young and old are being invited to get involved in the inevitable laughs and revel in plenty of chances to boo and hiss.

All the while punters will be able to show their support for Snow White as she strives to overcome the Wicked Queen and her plot to stop her becoming “the fairest of them all”.

And in true pantomime style, you can cheer along Clarissa the Cook and her son Muddles as they get up to all sorts of hilarious mischief and mayhem in the kitchen and sing along with the seven cheeky dwarfs.

Pantoloons is a Braintree-based group which of like-minded actors who want to produces and performs pantomimes for the whole community to enjoy.

Each year the group aims to donate profits to a chosen good cause and last year was able to hand over an impressive £500 to the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity.

All of the cash was made from last January’s Peter Pan.

Every year the group puts on a free performance for an invited audience made up of local care homes and community groups such as Mencap and Gateway.

Pantoloons is also a member of the North Essex Theatre Guild and has scooped several awards for past performances, including best panto, best dame and last year best set design, dress and construction.

Four showings of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be performed from Tuesday, February 19 until Saturday, February 23 at its new venue, Braintree Arts Theatre.

There will be no performance on February 20 and all of the shows begin at 7.30pm, apart from the one on February 23 which starts at 3pm.

So mirror, mirror on the wall, who hasn’t been smart enough to book their tickets yet?

To buy tickets, visit braintreearts

theatre.com, call 01378 556354 or go to facebook.com/pantoloons. Prices start at £8.50 with family tickets from £33.