STAFF and actors at a community theatre are already falling in love with a new device to the stage.

A trap door has been added to the Brentwood Theatre in Shenfield Road ahead of their panto later this year, Danny The Champion of the World.

The device, which can be moved around using a roller system, was installed after a donation was made by Rocky's Fun House based nearby in William Hunter Way.

Theatre administrator Mark Reed said: "We may only be a small community theatre, but we are proud of our constant innovations and this is yet another one."