A FAVOURITE story is coming to the stage to lift the gloom of winter.

Bridport Pantomime Players will perform Robin Hood at Bridport Electric Palace from Wednesday February 6 to Saturday February 9 at 7.30pm nightly with a matinee on Thursday February 7 at 1.30pm and on Saturday, February 9 at 2pm.

Everyone knows about the adventures of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, their vow to overcome the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, by robbing the rich and giving to the poor.

This well known and much loved story which is a favourite with young and old alike, is brought to the stage by Teresa Grinter, who wrote the script, and Amy Carlile the director.

The Sheriff is villainously played by Ross Hughes, and his two side-kicks Gerald and Norman, not the sharpest of arrows in the quiver, are Kirsty Ellison and Emily Halsey.

Amy Day is the dashing hero Robin Hood, with Hatti Amos in the romantic role of Maid Marian, the love of his life.

Little John and Will Scarlet, two of his Merry Men, are ably portrayed by Johanna Leins and Alice Tuck, whilst by way of a change, there is a singing Dottie A Dale (instead of an Alan) played by Jess Gladstone.

Greg Horton, the absent-minded Dame, makes a comely Nurse Florence, long time companion to Marian, whilst the very amiable Friar Tuck is roundly undertaken by Teresa Grinter

Telling the story throughout and keeping an eye on the proceedings is Amy Wheatley as the magical Enchantress, and last but certainly not least there is Barry Irvine as good King Richard, back from the Crusades and ready to put the Sheriff well and truly in his place!

*Bridport Pantomime Players, together with The Lyric School of Dancing, & The Rhythm Dance Centre, present Robin Hood, Bridport Electric Palace, Wednesday, February 6 to Saturday, February 9, 7.30pm, Thursday matinee at 2.30pm and Saturday matinee at 2pm. For Wednesday opening night all tickets are £8, otherwise it's £10 for adults and £8 for children under 12. Contact Bridport TIC for tickets.