A community theatre group’s annual pantomime is coming to Worcester after outgrowing its village hall venue.

Powick Players usually performs at Powick Parish Hall but interest in its panto has grown year-by-year.

So its performances of Aladdin in February will take place not in the village but at Nunnery Wood High School in Worcester.

“This year is extra special for Powick Players as we have made the exciting decision to change our venue to somewhere bigger and better with outstanding theatre facilities,” said Jake Heaton, who is producing the panto.

“After years of building our community, growing our group, and with several successful pantomimes, it was time for Powick Players to take on a bigger stage and fill a bigger theatre after ‘outgrowing’ our village hall.

“We are incredibly excited to be performing our next pantomime at the Studio Theatre, Nunnery Wood High School.

“Each year, we perform a pantomime to entertain our audience, have fun and make lifelong friends.

“With the support of other local theatre groups, the fantastic Harlequin Stage School and the sponsorship of local companies across Worcestershire, we can’t wait to make our ‘big move’ and next pantomime a huge success.”

Jake said another important part of the Powick Players’ pantomime is giving something back to the community by raising money for Worcestershire charities.

“Last year, we are proud to have raised over £2,000 for St Richards Hospice, a charity close to our hearts at Powick Players,” he said.

“We look forward to supporting St Richards Hospice again next year.”

Aladdin runs from Tuesday, February 13 until Saturday, February 17, 2024.

The Powick Players visited the Worcester Show in August, dressed in their pantomime costumes to promote the show.

Tom Dalton plays the title role, Paul Blower is the genie of the lamp and Nicola Sandy is Princess Jasmine.

For tickets, go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/powickplayers