A TRADITIONAL festive pantomime is making the switch from the stage to the screen.

The Brunton in Musselburgh has had to postpone its performance of Aladdin until next year due to coronavirus restrictions.

Instead, a specially filmed version of Rapunzel is being created to keep everyone entertained over the Christmas season.

Writer and director John Binnie said: “The story of Rapunzel, with its themes of isolation and the importance of friendships, are relevant today as we navigate our way through the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Rapunzel – A Pantomime Film for all the Family has been created for the many schoolchildren and families who have missed out on their visit to the pantomime at The Brunton this year.”

The Brunton has brought together the creative team behind last year’s pantomime Cinderella and film makers D Fie Foe to create Rapunzel.

Designed by Robin Mitchell, with musical direction by Tommy Travers, the pantomime film promises songs and slapstick, local references and colourful characters.

Welcomed back are Brunton favourites Graham Crammond as the Dame, Wendy Seager as the Sorceress, Eildih Weir as Rapunzel and Ross Donnachie as Jammy.

The film will be available to schools and families to view online during December. It can be watched online on December 14-18 and December 31-January 3, with screenings planned at The Brunton on December 19, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30.