FOR something completely different this weekend, why not try the Newbrough pantomime?

Audiences will be captivated by another entirely original script, from a group of locals who prefer to steer clear of the tried and tested classics.

The latest offering by the Newbrough Panto Company, titled 20,000 Leagues Under the South Tyne, promises to be another trip into the unknown.

“We don’t like to give away too much of the plot beforehand,” said the group’s producer and director, Robin Perrie.

“The whole valley appears to be at risk unless a band of rebels, led by a mad professor and his willing young apprentice Jack, can save the day.

“There will be lots of craziness, and singing and dancing, with around 40 members of the community taking part.”

As has been the case with other local pantomimes in recent years, there is set to be something of a Donald Trump theme – although the American president is not expected to attend in person.

The group’s performances in recent years have been well received.

In 2017, they memorably brought space invaders to the Tyne Valley stage, but their evil plot to conquer the world was thwarted by a band of united villagers.

Once again, the pantomime is set to involve people of all ages, including scores of local children.

The pantomime will take place at Newbrough Town Hall tonight and tomorrow from 7.30pm.

This year’s run of performances will conclude with a matinee performance on Saturday from 2pm.

Tickets are available from Fourstones Filling Station.