EXPECT Bond-style baddies, blow up beds and mad pie machines at The Theatre Chipping Norton pantomime.

But don't expect anyone to be fast sleep except the star, of course, because the offering is Sleeping Beauty.

The theatre prides itself on its massive panto runs, and this season will be no exception, which 101 performances lined up. Oh yes there are!

But what's the secret of Chipping Norton's success?

A spokesman said: "Chipping Norton’s secret panto recipe rustles together a banquet of original music from Harry Sever, a sleep stirring script from playwright Andrew Pollard and dreamy direction from The Theatre’s very own Artistic Director, John Terry.

"Striking set designs by Max Dorey along with magnificent costumes by designer Emily Stuart complete the mix which promises to be an uproarious escapade.

"So, set your alarm, wash your face and get ready for one of the most exciting and colourful pantos of the year."

The spokesman added: "This year sees fresh faces and flower powered frivolity with the likes of Connor Bannister as Prince Jagger and Eamonn Fleming for his first year as Dame at The Theatre

Chipping Norton.

Lucy Penrose premieres as Princess Rose along with Christian James as Willy Wallflower and Bea."

The run is from November 14 to January 14.

Box Office: 01608 642 350 and www.chippingnortontheatre.com