(Talbot Theatre, Whitchurch, November 1-3)

THE Gingerbread Man is a magical musical from Whitchurch Little Theatre which promises to be a treat for all ages.

Written by David Wood, the play takes place on an antique kitchen dresser. The Gingerbread Man, newly-baked by The Big Ones, meets Salt, Pepper and Herr Von Cuckoo who lives in the cuckoo clock. He has a sore throat which is ruining his ‘cuckoos’ and he could be chucked into the dreaded dustbin.

The Gingerbread Man’s efforts to help Cuckoo’s sore throat are hampered by the villainous scavenger Sleek the Mouse and The Old Bag – an old tea bag who lives in the tea pot on the top shelf.

Set designers Keith and Helen Bate are working on wonderful scenery which will bring this play to life along with the cast.

Whitchurch Little Theatre is welcoming three new members who will be making their debuts in this show. Rebecca Pembleton-Hope takes on the title role with great energy, Becky Millington adds comedy as Salt and Ben Claydon is menacing as Sleek.

Pepper is played with style by Anna Chester and stalwarts Rob Tovey as Herr von Cuckoo and Karin Goddard as The Old Bag will be getting plenty of laughs from the audience. It is all being put together with panache by Sarah Radford.

The Gingerbread Man is very different from WLTG’s usual productions and is a treat for all ages.

Performances at 6.30pm on Friday November 1, 11am and 3pm on Saturday, November 2 and 3pm on Sunday November 3.

n Tickets at £12 adults and £10 concessions are available online at, Whitchurch Civic Centre or call the leisure centre on 01948 660660 or Sandra on 01948 660660