TALENTED performers are inviting audiences to watch their version of Sinbad the Sailor this week.

Purton Amateur Dramatic Society, which has been going for 40 years, are putting on their annual pantomime from tomorrow until Saturday at Purton Village Hall.

This year the pantomime is being directed by two of the society’s younger members, Luke Stevens and Christine Saunders who are both 19.

Committee member, Lindsey Hall, who is playing the role of Vazar the magician, said: “It is a refreshing change to have youngsters with new ideas directing.

“There will be singing, dancing, colourful costumes, special effects and fantastic scenery.

“A lot of the usual people are involved but we also have children in it, too.”

The pantomime tells the story of a sailor who returns from his travels and falls in love with a princess.

The princess is captured by an evil magician and Sinbad vows to rescue her.

Sinbad will be played by Matty Hall and Yasmin will be played by Rebecca Stevens.

The pantomime, which is by Paul Reakes, will take place at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

Tickets, which are £7.50 for adults, £6 for OAPs or £4 for children, are available from Best One and In-Touch Services in Purton or by calling 01793 771890 or 01793 772581.