Village panto is a family affair

DAME GAME: Richard Gilbourne who is playing Dame Belinda in panto at Eyam.
DAME GAME: Richard Gilbourne who is playing Dame Belinda in panto at Eyam.

DAME for a laugh Richard Gilbourne is feeling right at home as he treads the boards in panto this week.

For his children Joseph, Jacob, Joel and Mary are among the cast of Beauty and the Beast, which is running at Eyam’s Mechanics Institute until Saturday, January 14.

His wife, Jo, is part of the wardrobe team and ensuring that her hubby is dressed to impress for his colourful role as Dame Belinda.

Performances of Beauty and the Beast are at 7.30pm nightly with a Saturday matinee at 2pm.

To book tickets, call Pam Meeson on (01433) 651990.