87 caps for Wales. 58 tries – the most ever scored by a player in the history of Welsh rugby. Not bad for a player who was once told that he was too small to play rugby.

This is the story of Shane Williams. The star of Wales, Neath, Ospreys and The Lions.

Now for one night only his fairy tale story comes alive in the shape of a traditional pantomime named in Shane a'r Belen Aur.

The exciting and original show based on the life of Wales' most loved rugby player will be performed live in front of an audience at the Princess Royal Theatre in Port Talbot on November 22.

The performance will be recorded and broadcast on S4C on Christmas Day at 6.30pm.

Some of Wales’ most famous rugby faces will join a cast of talented performers to bring Shane’s story alive.

There’ll be a bucket full of laughs and fun as Tara Bethan, Ieuan Rhys, Rhys ap William, Caryl Morgan and Shane himself take to stage of the famous Princess Royal Theatre.

The audience will also be in for a few surprises as some of Wales’ other rugby stars take to the stage.

Will Shane be able to save Maes Mawr Rugby Club and reclaim the Golden Ball from the evil Mr O’Cosbi? Miss Kick and Anti Dot will help but will that be enough?

"I haven't been on stage since I was in school, so this will be a completely different experience for me! I'm really looking forward to the challenge – and that's what this pantomime is really about, overcoming life's challenges to perform on the big stage,” said the rugby star.

"I can't wait to get on that stage with the actors and to work hard to put this show together."

Profit from ticket sales will go to Felindre Cancer Centre and Clic Sargeant who provide support to the families of children and young people effected by cancer.

To book your tickets go to npttheatres.co.uk/princessroyal/or call 01639 763214.

The main language of the show will be Welsh.