THE holiday season was in chaos during Alloa Academy's pantomime, Princess Penelope, the Pea and the Frog Prince.

The story was based on four tales of The Princess and the Pea, The Frog Prince, The Pied Piper and Rumpelstiltskin and there was drama, catastrophe and a whole host of interesting characters during the production at Alloa Town Hall.

Pupils dazzled audiences during the show and there were two evening performances for the community, along with day sessions for feeder primaries and the academy itself.

Jamie Jack, principal teacher of the creative and aesthetic subjects faculty, who wrote, directed and designed the stage set, led a team of dedicated students, colleagues and parents to put on the panto.

Mrs Fiona Young was on music and sound, Mrs Hazel Ferguson was also on music, Miss Lucy Urquhart lent a hand for costumes and set, while Mr Nick Clark helped with sound and lighting with Mr Leon Collins on set construction duties.

Fellow teachers Mrs Maria D'Arcy helped backstage, Mrs Roseanne Murray and Miss Gillian Freeland on marketing, Mrs Sharon Walker was front of house and Mrs Sandra Shepherd was front of house and on hand for rehearsals.

It followed on from the success of Sleeping Beauty last year and the school have had a brilliant time working on its second panto production, with another even planned for 2018.

Mr Jack said: "I am so impressed with the dedication our students have shown to bringing this production to life. They are all fantastic and I am so proud of them.

"We had amazing performances from Emily Forsyth as Princess Penelope, Alan Hunter as Prince Blair Logie and The Frog Prince, Cameron Graham as Queenie Humpty Dumptress, Ben Kay as Rumpelstiltskin, Aleah Thomson as Fairy Vivica Valentina and James Twist as The Pied Piper of Alloa.

"So much so that we are planning for the 2018 pantomime production of Alice's Alloa Adventures.

"The feedback from everyone has been so, so positive and all of the audiences have loved what they seen.

"I feel very privileged to have worked on a fantastic project which brings the learning community of Alloa together in a fun way."