PRESTON Pantomime Group will be performing Hansel and Gretel this month to mark the group's 40th anniversary.

The show, at Preston Village Hall, Weymouth, starts on Wednesday, February 14 and will continue through to Saturday February 17 with a matinee performance on Saturday February 17.

The players' first production was Robinson Crusoe at the Scutt Hall on January 19 and 20,1979.

1986 saw the group’s first performance at the village hall when Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs was performed.

In between pantos there have been Summer Farces and special events such as The Children in Need Pantomime in a Weekend in 2002.

*Hansel and Gretel, Preston Village Hall, Weymouth, February 14 to 17. Performances are at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on February 17.

Tickets cost £6 for adults and £4 for children and can be booked by phoning 01305 834410.