A POPULAR and well-established amateur dramatics group in South Cerney performed its winter pantomime to packed audiences this week.

The South Cerney Players put their own unique twist on the classic horror story Frankenstein.

But literary purists certainly wouldn’t have recognised the bats, ghouls and ghost busters from Mary Shelley’s novel, which was adapted for pantomime by David Swan.

Committee member David Hughes said the show had been a huge success. “We performed to five packed houses,” he said. “The panto appealed to all ages, with plenty of groans and some sophisticated jokes, slapstick and mayhem.”

He added the group’s members were not afraid of a challenge. “We chose it because it was demanding and different,” he said. “It’s been an extremely busy few weeks.”

For more information on the South Cerney Players, visit the group’s website.