A MAGICAL Disney production delighted audiences and filled the hall of Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi during half term.

Fishguard Musical Theatre Society's latest production follows previous sell out shows; Oliver, Brassed Off, Magic of the Musicals and Whistle Down the Wind.

Performing away from their usual base of Ysgol Bro Gwaun, due to ongoing building works, the group took to the stage at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi. Members were grateful for a loyal home crowd who followed them to this new venue to see the shows, as well as new audience members from St Davids and beyond.

The two evening performances and Saturday matinee of Magic of the Musicals, Disney, saw a combined audience of more than 600, with 229 people braving the gales and showers of Saturday to come out and see the show.

As a thank you to Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi for its hospitality the society has gifted the school the cyclorama backdrop cloth it bought for the production, wort hundreds of pounds, to use on its stage.

This continues the group's tradition of giving back to the local community; its first three productions raised thousands of pounds for Fishguard's Theatr Gwaun, £250 from ticket sales of Oliver has been earmarked for POINT in Fishguard, and tickets are given to local charities and schools to raffle off.

"People have been full of praise," said director Rain Malone Hallett. "I am so grateful to the community of Fishguard and Goodwick who came with us to St Davids, and also to all those who came from other areas too, and our new found fans from St Davids who we hope will continue to support our shows when back here in Fishguard.

"Our aim is to produce professional standard shows, giving people of all ages a chance to feel part of a wonderful group while also giving back to the communities around us."

The group has been supported by Goodwick Youth Bank, who gave it a £500 grant to buy sound equipment. A generous donation from former Fishguard man Peter Nicholas, founder of pet food company Nutriment Raw, also helped pay for performance rights, insurance and music hire for Oliver.

FMTS next shows will be Cats and the Wizard of Oz. See the group's Facebook page or website for more information and audition dates.