A COMEDY creation who kept the people of Inverclyde full of love and laughter throughout lockdown has landed a stage show.

'Inverclyde's favourite aunt', Auntie Betty, will be on stage at Cruden Hall on December 5 by popular demand.

The popular character is the alter ego of popular Inverclyde performer Stephanie Lavelle.

Stephanie created the character to cheer people up when the first coronavirus lockdown hit in March 2020.

Since then, she has posted hilarious videos on Facebook documenting Betty's own lockdown experiences.

Some of her antics include swiping left and right on Tinder, becoming a trainee nun and even coming up with her own cheeky version of the 12 Days of Christmas.

Stephanie says she's thrilled to now host An Audience With Auntie Betty on December 5 at the local venue.

She said: "Everyone has an auntie like Betty, so she's a really relatable character.

"I've based her on a few different people, including my own Auntie Betty.

"She loves life and there's no badness about her.

"It's good clean fun and just daft."

Stephanie took Auntie Betty out to clap for the NHS and for keyworkers at the height of the lockdown - and had some great feedback from fans.

She said: "Auntie Betty actually considered herself a keyworker as she was bringing love and laughter to people.

"So many people have been telling me how much she's cheered them up and have been coming up with great ideas about what she can get up to next."

Stephanie has been performing at the Cruden Hall at Christmas time since she was 21.

She now runs Lavelle Entertainment and recently started as a vocal coach at Songbird Singing.

Stephanie also sings with her band, The Lovelles.

At the Cruden show, Betty will be singing songs, chatting to people, giving out prizes, and showing her skills in a dancing demonstration.

She's also hoping to come up with another Christmas song and keen to start fundraising for local charities.

Auntie Betty will be visiting local business in Inverclyde to get beautified and titivated before her Cruden Hall performance.

Stephanie says she's looking forward to letting Betty loose on the public.

She added: "Betty just wants everyone to be happy and to have a good time.

"She can't wait to get onto the stage and see all her wee darlins."

To book tickets for the show email info@crudenhall.com or call 07825868781.

*Any businesses interested in helping Auntie Betty get kitted out before her show can email Stephanie via lavelleentertainment@gmail.com