FAMILIES are being invited to enjoy a theatre performance that won’t break the bank as part of a people-powered pantomime.

Community theatre group Act Up! All Stars have been fundraising to cover the costs of the not-for-profit show to ensure children who live in the BD12 postcode (Wyke and Low Moor) have access to free tickets for Dick Whittington.

There will also be free tickets for families using Wyke Foodbank.

Tickets for children who live outside BD12 are just £2 with all adult tickets costing £4.

The show will take place on Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2 including an extra matinée performance on the Sunday.

The performances will take place at the Appleton Academy Theatre in Wyke.

Act Up! All Stars is the brainchild of Andrea Quantrill, a Bradford-born professional performing arts teacher and community drama coach who wants people of all ages and abilities to have fun playing around with acting.

Speaking of the group’s plans, Andrea said: “Theatre should be accessible to everyone but the cost of seeing a professional or even an amateur show is just not affordable for many families. We wanted to change that so that everyone can have the change to enjoy the magic of panto.

“We’ve been working hard to raise money to cover the costs of putting on a fabulous show and I’d like to thank everyone who has helped out, whether that’s as a main sponsor (Mr Scratchings and Slimming World) or by donating to our Facebook fundraising appeal.

“Our actors are a mix of adults and children who are all taking part voluntarily and each member of the cast has donated each week to cover venue hire.

“We’d like to invite local families to join us for an evening (or afternoon) of fun, singing, dancing and laughter as we raise the curtain on our first ever people-powered panto – bringing the magic of theatre to everyone.”

Tickets are available by visiting: bit.ly/wykepanto