A CHURCH drama group hope to leave audiences purring at their 50th anniversary show.

The Parish Players of Old Gourock and Ashton are entertaining audiences this week with the traditional tale of Dick Whittington and his 'magical' cat.

Their fun-filled show follows a poor boy's adventure to London to seek his fortune.

The group have been rehearsing for more than four months and all their hard work has paid off.

Director Morven Lyle said: "Audiences can expect, laughter, comedy, fun, singing and dancing.

"It's good all-round entertainment, a traditional show.

"We've been rehearsing since August and we have good performances from everyone.

"People have been putting in a lot of hard work and effort and are doing a sterling job."

Morven says the panto is all about everyone pulling together, from the on-stage team to the to back stage crew and front of house staff.

Morven said: "It's a real team effort, without the help and hard work of everyone we wouldn't be able to put it on.

"It's probably one of the lesser known pantomimes.

"It's a bit different."

The show is running until Saturday.

To book tickets call 713046.