A CHARITY pantomime group is putting on its latest production in Winsford this week – and there is a definite local feel to it.

The United Reformed Church Over Players have been rehearsing hard for their latest show, which will take place in the Church Hall on Over Square from tonight (Wednesday) until Saturday.

The group was formed in the early 90s with the aim of putting on an annual pantomime and donating all profits to a local charity.

Winsford woman Lynn Hughes wrote this year’s panto, The Dagger of the Blue Marauders, which was inspired by the Indiana Jones films.

The cast includes Verdin High School music teacher Oliver Bancroft, Wins- ford Library manager Ian Anstice, former Winsford Carnival Queen Laura Bason and vet Fiona Hughes, who is also from Winsford.

The story follows the journey of Professor Ed Case and associates Tristram Cuttlefish and Betty the museum curator as they travel to The Hills of Lidden in search of the legendary Dagger of the Blue Marauders before it is found by the villainous Von Schtinkenhausen or megalomaniac, Horace Lump.

Tickets for tonight’s preview are £2. Adults tickets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights are £5, and concessions are £3. To book, call Rob Bebbington on 01606 557631. Proceeds this year are being donated to local Girl Guides.