LOOK no further than Dunfermline if you are planning on taking a trip to the theatre this holiday.

The Alhambra Theatre's Sleeping Beauty is a high quality panto perfect for kids and adults.

With an all-star cast, amazing costumes, impressive stage sets, funny Fife gags and a great adaptation of the classic fairytale it is sure to get you in the mood for Christmas.

An array of festive jumpers and flashing merchandise lined the Dunfermline theatre on Monday night which seated a number of excited Fife youth clubs, Brownies, care home residents, families and celebrity guest Michelle McManus.

Starring pantomime legend Dean Park who owned the stage as the hilarious Nanny Knot delivering fantastic Fife jokes and truly great tunes which included 'That's Fife' a spin on Frank Sinatra hit 'That's Life' and more!

BBC River City's Joyce Falconer as the dreadfully scary Carabosse paired perfectly with her evil crow sidekick Gormless played by the wicked Lee Samuel (previous credits in theatre for children and young adults) – the duo really revved the audience up and had them booing and hissing in excess. Their rocking performance with dancing spiders to 'One Way Or Another' was a great spooky hit.

To even out the wickedness was the good fairy Azurial played by BBC River City's Sally Howitt who brought likeable sass and glamour to the stage. Both River City girls made for an excellent pair of good and evil and their strong connection was noticeable on stage during spoken performance and song.

A hit with the kids was tongue-twisted Muddles played by the brilliant Gary Morrison (previously worked on TV programmes such as Taggart and commercials).

Hollyoaks' Bianca Hendrickse-Spendlove plays a quiet and sweet Princess Belle and her beau Prince Michael is played by a charming Ewan Petrie. Both perform a number of Disney's Frozen songs which enjoyed audience participation.

Russel Lane plays a convincing regal King Hugh, Princess Belle's father who falls in love with an unexpected character. Alhambra Theatre's professional dancers lit up the stage throughout the show with their infectious energy and festive sparkle. Simon Hunter, Sonny Grieveson, Amber Howland, Emma Jardine, Elly Jamieson and Lucie Farrimond led the group.

Writer and director Liam Dolan of Ta-Da Productions (well known Scottish actor and Entertainer famous for toles such as STV's High Road and Taggart and more) has done a fantastic job with this production of Sleeping Beauty.

Dolan's attention to keeping the jokes and cast's accents local, interesting spin on how they fast forward to 100 years of Princess Belle wakening after Carabosse's evil spell, the costumes, sets, songs, dances and little surprises was exceptional.

Press:ON highly recommends Alhambra's Sleeping Beauty which runs until Saturday 27th December. Ticket prices vary. Visit the website at www.alhambradunfermline.com or call 01383 740 384 for more information.