LAUGHS galore await audiences in Southbourne as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs take to the stage at the De La Salle Theatre.

Pantomimes don’t get much more traditional than this family-friendly show put on by the All Saints Dramatic Society.

There’s music and dance to delight all ages, a baddie to shout “boo” at, as well as a beautiful heroine, a principal boy played by a lady called Rosie and a highly-entertaining band of dwarfs.

Dame Doitall and Handy Andy provide a giggle-a-minute and Queen Malevolent's evil laugh fills the theatre, causing a few to jump out of their seats.

This is an amateur production and what it lacks in professionalism it more than makes up for in palpable community spirit and a relaxed atmosphere.

Many of the performers have been with the society for decades and their friendship shines through on stage.

When young children were invited on to the stage to sing with the performers there was a stampede, unlike many shows where little ones feel intimidated and have to be coaxed from their seats.

The De La Salle, situated within St Peter’s School in St Catherine’s Road, is a perfect venue for families.

Little ones have no trouble seeing the stage and there are no airs and graces, ensuring everyone has a good time.

This show is the perfect pick-me-up as we enter cold and gloomy January.

There are still more performances to go on Sunday January 7 at 2.30pm, Friday January 12 at 7.30pm and Saturday January 13 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tickets from Mocha Turtle in Tuckton or call the box office 07548 100770.