ST Aelred’s Players will put the emphasis on the new in their 32nd pantomime next week.

The York amateur theatre company will be performing Puss In Boots for the first time, a production that marks Zoe Lightfoot-Loftus’s directorial debut for the Players.

However, as a deputy head of St George’s RC School, in Fishergate, Zoe has been responsible for several school productions. Performances will run from Thursday to Saturday at St Aelred’s School, where shows will start at 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday, and 2.30pm and 7pm next Saturday. For tickets, phone 01904 415836.