A BURGLARY put paid to a club's hopes of taking children on a trip to see a pantomime.

So members of Moldgreen Conservative Club rallied round to put on a show of their own as a treat for the disappointed youngsters.

And it proved a popular move ... with an audience eager to see club stalwarts playing the roles of ugly sisters and fairies.

Club secretary and steward Debbie Lynch said: "None of us has ever done anything like this before.

"We're really looking forward to it and it should be really good."

Their production of Cinderella was being staged today at Moldgreen United Reformed Church.

A coach is usually booked to take the children of club members on a trip to see a pantomime in Wakefield, followed by a tea and a party.

But the club could not afford it this year after losing takings in a summer break-in.

Mrs Lynch said: "The insurance still haven't paid up, so we decided to put on our own show as we didn't want the children to lose out.

"We've been rehearsing at the church because we haven't got a stage.

"They've been very good to us and we will be giving them a donation."

Enthusiastic helpers have pitched in to make scenery and costumes, as well as signing up to be in the cast.