Octopus Drama Group: Finding Buttons

A THORNBURY drama group is taking a new look at a traditional story for its pantomime this year.

Octopus Drama Group's show Finding Buttons is described as a sequel to Cinderella, continuing the story beyond the end of the fairy tale.

Written by Caroline Wookey, it continues the Octopus Drama Group's policy of putting on original pantomimes written by members or friends.

The story picks up some years later, when Queen Ella is happily married to Prince Charming but struggling with her new life at the palace because her whole family has moved in too. The wicked stepmother, ugly sisters, and her father are all there.

Jenny Dennis, from the group, said: "There are many new characters and many questions to be answered. Will the fairy godmother find her magic again, who are the Pinkly Blinders, and what secrets are held by the strange painting on the wall? But, most important of all, what happened to Buttons, her long time friend and admirer?"

Finding Buttons is being performed at Christ the King Church Hall from Wednesday to Friday, January 8 to 10, at 7.30pm, and on Saturday January 11 at 11am and 2.30pm.

Tickets cost £7 for adults and £5 for children, and are on sale from Chappell and Matthews in Thornbury High St, or by calling Karen on 01454 413783.