The Big Top Theatre Company will stage its biggest-ever production - The Grinch who Stole Panto - in St Neots this week.

The show, which takes place in a heated big top on St Neots common, from November 5-8, will be the group's fourth production.

The Grinch who Stole Panto tells the story of Buddy the Elf and his quest to save Who-ville, the small Christmas town on a snowflake, from the clutches of the business tycoon Mrs Claus. Meanwhile the people of Who-ville are getting set for Christmas, apart from young Tilly-May who questions the meaning of Christmas. And, of course, the Grinch who hates Christmas and plans to ruin the big day for everyone.

"The show is a heart-warming and funny tale about friendship and saving the day. Featuring fabulous costumes, interesting characters and plenty of audience participation," said show director Tom Langdale.

"INFO: Tickets, from £7.50-17.50, with concessionary rates available. Performances on Saturday and Sunday at 2pm, and evening shows at 7pm.

Tickets at: www.bigtopco.com or the box office: 07961 527 485.