Kington Operatic present The Dragon's Egg, a family panto set in medieval times.

The townsfolk of Kington refuse to be downhearted despite a terrible curse. The Sheriff blames the local witches and tries to catch them and lock them up.

But, the Sheriff has a dark secret. He has stolen the egg of Drogana the Dragon Queen, and it is she who has cursed Kington.

Mrs Vacuum, the Professor's cleaner, and Alotoflese, her cat, arrive from the future and are imprisoned in the Sheriff's dungeon. Grizelda, the chief witch, helps them escape and joins with them to try to thwart the Sheriff's evil plans. Can the Professor travel back in time to rescue Mrs Vacuum and Alotoflese? Will the Sheriff get his comeuppance? Will young Matilda complete her list of woodland wildlife? Will Godfrey, the Deputy Sheriff, win the hand of Hildegard, the Apothecary's daughter? Will Drogana get her egg back?

The Dragon's Egg will be at Lady Hawkins' Community Leisure Centre on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 22, 23 and 24 at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinée 2.30pm

Tickets available from Tom Bounds Electrical, 32 High Street, Kington, 01544 231303 (day) 01544 231501 (evening).