A nonsensical world of make-believe and storytelling based on the limericks of Edward Lear was conjured up in Edinburgh as the Licketyspit Theatre Company arrived.

The Christmas Quangle got under way yesterday as Licketyspit took up residency at North Edinburgh Arts.

Five hundred children were invited to enjoy the show, with Scott Fletcher, best known for his television role as Charlie Smith in Gary: Tank Commander, and Ashley Smith, who was recently seen in the BBC comedy Scot Squad, among the cast.

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Picture: Stewart Attwood