PANTO fans were treated to an ‘udderly’ brilliant performance as members of the Neilston Players staged their version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

A fantastic community effort saw a packed Neilston Church Hall sold out over three lively performances, with around 500 people going along.

One showing even brought a spontaneous cameo appearance from local councillor Paul O’Kane, who agreed to have a go at milking Jack’s cow in front of his constituents.

Neilston Players stage manager Susan Lamont said the event was a roaring success, with a lot of hard work paying off.

She added: “The panto went extremely well. It was a great community event.

“It was hard work but well worth it. We have a real mixture of performers and we were all elated at how successful it was.

“We even had Councillor Paul O’Kane turning up to do a wee turn by trying to milk a cow, unsuccessfully I have to say.”

Neilston Players will be involved in the village’s Christmas lights switch-on parade this Sunday, as well as other festive events.

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