A PANTOMIME society is back with a much-awaited performance after two years.

Maldon Amateur Pantomime Society is all set for its upcoming performance of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Members of the society who will be performing include mother and son Dina and Isaac Harris.

Dina, who is playing Fairy Evergreen, has been acting for more than 30 years and has experience in the West End from her teenage years.

This is her first time performing with the Maldon society.

She said: “What makes it even more special is this will be my first performance with my son Isaac.

“He’s definitely more dramatic than me, and that’s saying something.”

Isaac, who is a pupil at St John's Primary School in Danbury said: “This is my first pantomime and I am excited but a little bit nervous.

“I love acting and I am a bit of a nerd. Mum says I am dramatic - I wonder where I get that from.”

He will be playing the role of Spinach, the sidekick to baddy Flesh Creep.

Other members of the cast include Maldon morris dancer Martin Adams.

There are many members involved in acting and helping backstage with props, costumes, set designs and make-up.

The junior chorus is made up of 20 young people, aged between nine and 19.

The amateur theatrical group was formed in 1993 and delivers a traditional Christmas pantomime each year.

Their last performance was The Wizard of Oz in 2020.

A spokesman said: “Maldon Amateur Pantomime Society are back with a bang, or at least with a cow and some suspicious beans.

“Come and see if Jack, Jill and Fairy Evergreen can outwit the humongous, and rather smelly, Giant Butternut Trump and save the village from a fate worse than something really nasty. Oh yes they can.”

The show is being held at Maldon Town Hall from Friday, January 27, to Sunday, January 29.

Only a few tickets are remaining at ticketsource.co.uk/maldonpanto/jack-and-the-beanstalk/e-yabmgx.