A fairytale romance will be a real life love story for the stars of a Fife pantomime.
When newlyweds Lynne Jenkinson and Tom Duncan appear at the Byre Theatre in St Andrews they will be returning to the stage where they fell in love.
The couple, who were married three weeks ago, began their own happy-ever-after when they met performing in Snow White in the university town in 2012.
Next month Lynne, 33, will play the lead role and Tom, 32, will be Buttons in Cinderella in what he described as their perfect second honeymoon.
The pair married in Edinburgh where they live and returned from honeymoon in Florida just in time to start rehearsals for the show, which starts on December 3.
Tom said: “This is the first time since Snow White that we have worked together and it will be as husband and wife.
“St Andrews has so much meaning for us. It’s going to be all the more special for us being there this Christmas it’s going to be the perfect second honeymoon.”
Lynne said: “We are going back to this romantic place where we met and we’re really, really excited.”
As Buttons, Tom will have little difficulty convincing audiences of his infatuation with Cinderella, but he revealed he may have to stifle a few giggles being in the spotlight with his wife.
He said: “I’m always aware she might do something to make me laugh at any moment. She keeps me on my toes!”
Waving her magic wand over Lynne in the Bard in the Botanics theatre company festive offering will be Fife’s own West End star Donna Hazelton, of Leven, as Fairy Sparkle and stepmother Madam Zsa Zsa Diabolique.
The show will also feature 24 youngsters from Byre Youth Theatre, panto regulars Robert Elkin and Alan Steele as ugly sisters Harpic and Windolene and Stephen Arden as Prince Colquhoun.
Writer and director Gordon Barr has given the traditional fairytale a twist inspired by old Hollywood glamour and Strictly Come Dancing glitz.
Gordon said: “Bard in the Botanics couldn’t be more thrilled to be back at the Byre for panto this year. We all love the theatre and the audiences so much up here and we can’t wait to bring them the godmother of all pantos, Cinderella.
“It’s the most beautiful, romantic story to tell and we’ve got a brilliant cast of Byre panto favourites to bring a bit of magic and sparkle to St Andrews this Christmas.”