DRUMCHAPEL Amateur Pantomime Group are hosting a fundraiser ahead of this year's Christmas play.

The group, who are hoping to put on their third production in November, first started in 2022 and is made up of local residents who have a passion for theatre.

With 20 members, the group is aiming to put on a production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Margaret Smith, founder of the organisation, opened up on what inspired her to launch the initiative.

"The productions have all taken place in the Goodyear Social Club in Drumchapel and the staff there have always been really helpful," she said.

"This year the panto will be putting on two shows, one on November 23 and 24.

"We have been holding rehearsals every second week since April, but will be taking a break over the summer due to the school holidays, and will be back at it in September.

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"My dad used to work in the Pavilion Theatre and oversee the lighting, my uncle was the stage handler and my mum was an usher.

"So it would be fair to say I have theatre in my blood even though I had not been on stage before the first production."

The fundraiser takes place at The Phoenix Centre in Drumchapel on Saturday, September 7 between 12pm and 3pm.

There will be bouncy castles, a tombola and a table top sale among other things to help raise money for this year’s production.  

And Margaret explained the need to raise funds. "We are very welcoming group and have members from all walks of life," she continued. 

"It is open to everyone and does not matter who you are. We have great fun and it is a close-knit group.

"We have put on previous fundraisers before for the pantomimes as it is expensive to buy all the costumes and book the venue.

"It is always great to have a slightly different take on classic productions."