VERWOOD’S annual panto proved a Giant success on its first outing, despite the snow.

Now cast members are hoping for a complete sell-out for the rest of their performances of Jack and the Beanstalk, which are on at the Hub from tonight until Saturday.

Chairman and co-producer Sue Gardiner said: “The weather hasn’t been kind to us but surprisingly everyone turned up for the dress rehearsal on Friday and the audience turned out in force for Saturday’s shows.

“We expected it to be half full but it wasn’t.

“Saturday afternoon was a complete sell-out and we’re hoping for a great run tonight, tomorrow and for our two shows on Saturday.”

To buy tickets, at £8 for adults, £6 for children and £20 for a family ticket, for tonight’s performance only, call the Hub box office on 01202 828740.