OUR village pantomime, Dick Dunnington And His Cat was superb from start to finish. Such good value too, with mulled wine and mince pies for the adults, orange for the young ones.

Of course the Theatre Royal’s Robin Hood was something else, with Berwick Kaler and some fresh faces from Canada and London’s West End.

Martin Barrass, Suzy Cooper, the main stalwarts doing what they do best in entertainment. The dancers and children were a delight.

The story romped along, the audience booing at the new, excellent baddie.

The usual water scene, amusing as always, for once, Martin Barrass was not the victim.

The glorious sets were amazing, with the woodland animals excelling, somewhat reminiscent of Babes In The Wood.

The orchestra with a new addition adds to the excitement. In all, the best pantomime ever?

The staff at the Theatre Royal are fantastic, too, greeting everyone like old friends, long may it continue with the Wagon Wheels and Newcy Brown.

Pamela Z Frankland, Hull Road, Dunnington, York.