SWASHBUCKLING pirates, goodies and baddies and a1970s disco dance off - an Anglesey panto has got it all!

The Children of Benllech Pantomime Group presents its latest show Pirates of the Panto.

Every year, for the past 33 years, the group has performed a Christmas panto in the Neuadd Goronwy Owen Hall, in Benllech.

This year, the 31-strong cast features thespians aged from six to 18. Over the years, 333 children have performed in the group since it was founded in 1987 by Barbara Ward.

This year the group has a new director in Christine Robinson along with assistance of choreographer Sacha Jones, who took over the role from Sue Coomber the director for the past 10 years.

Parents and grandparents, past and present, volunteer time to direct, help paint sets and organise the sound and lighting. A stalwart of the group is 84-year-old Eunice Parry, piano accompanist for the past 13 years.

Ann Corbett the group's chairperson said: "It's a traditional panto, with all the fun that that entails! As well as providing great entertainment, the group gives an amazing opportunity for children to perform on stage, which in turn builds their confidence and self-esteem."

There are eight shows being held on: Wednesday, November 27 (7pm), Friday, November 29 (7pm), Saturday, November 30, (matinee, 2pm), Monday, December 2 (7pm), Wednesday December 4 (7pm), Friday, December 6 (7pm), Saturday, December 7, (matinee, 2pm), Saturday, December 7 (7pm). (Doors open 6.30pm for evening shows and 1.30pm for matinees.)

Tickets £6./£4.50/£3.50 are from Linda Richardson 07817 675601 or from The Spar, Bank's Store and Edgerton Estate Agents.

Over the years the group have been nominated for numerous awards by the National Operatic and Drama Association (NODA) and won the best Stage Management and Technical award in 2010 and again in 2016