An amateur drama group will be hosting a carnival-themed ball to celebrate their 25th anniversary.

Following the success of its recent pantomime Robin Hood, The Wriggle Valley Players based in Leigh near Yetminster, is planning a Mardi Gras themed masquerade ball on Saturday, February 17 from 7pm in Leigh Village Hall.

The event is for over 18s only and will feature live music from pop/rock covers band District 7 and a two-course meal with all profits from the event donated to local good causes.

Paul Attwell, chairman of Wriggle Valley Players, said: “We wanted to think of a spectacular way to mark our milestone anniversary and we wanted to do something which we hadn’t tried before.

“We’re used to getting dressed up and stepping out on stage, but this will be an opportunity for everyone who supports us to put on a mask, maybe find a few feathers, and help us celebrate more than 25 years of performances while raising money for local charities.”

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The group has members from across West Dorset and South Somerset and has been performing pantomimes and summer plays since it was founded in 1998. Recent shows include Robin Hood, Snow White, Peter Pan and The Nutcracker.

Paul added: “It’s always a huge amount of fun and we’ve made a lot of memories over the years. Now we want to put on an event which celebrates all that we’ve achieved and we hope people will join us for what we’re sure will be a really enjoyable evening.”

Tickets are available now from and you can find out more about the Wriggle Valley Players on their Facebook page: