Rehearsals are well underway for Once Upon a Time a panto with a bit of a difference…
The daughter of Cinderella is about to marry the son of Snow White, banishing evil from Pantoland forever or so the ancient prophecy says. Naturally the baddies aren’t taking this lying down! Evelyn, the wickedest of wicked witches, spirits Princess Lottie and her two idiot helpers Nick and Nack away from the palace and drops them on the edge of Pantoland . Of course, the Prince with Jack his companion and Gertie the cook embark on a rescue mission, What lies in store for all of them?
We will be performing this 11th-13th December 2015 at Marches School Oswestry.
Tickets are available from Ticket Source or from Christian’s Jewellers
Rehearsals are starting on Monday the 2nd of June (7.30-10.00pm in room C6 at The Marches School) for our next production – Sleeping beauty. This will be performed in early December 2014 (I think it’s the weekend of the 5th, 6th and 7th of December but I don’t have my notes handy). If you’re interested in taking part – whether young, old, a singer, an actor, if you’ve never been on stage, if you’ve been on stage since you were 4! We welcome anyone (but especially younger men!) – check the event on our Facebook page for details!
If you don’t fancy being on stage but can spare some time to help out with more practical things, we always need help before the show with designing, making, painting, setting up, tearing down, and moving things around. If you or anyone you know can do any of that before or during the show, let us know here or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
If you’re good with people, please consider helping our front of house team on the performance nights. Helping customers, working on the bar, selling tickets, programs, raffle tickets & generally being the face of the company. If you’re interested, let us know here or email email@example.com.
After auditions on Monday, the team announces the cast for the 2013 panto shall be:
Dick Whittington – Kate McDonald
Tommy the Cat – Chris Smith
Alice Fitzwarren – Rachel Smith
Sarah the Cook – Phil Sumner
Idle Jack – Jane Hanmer
Fairy Bowbells – Claire Steele
Fairy Dingdong – Barbara Wilcock
King Rat – Rob Sharp
Itchy – Heather Williams
Scratchy – Sue Box
Alderman Fitzwarren – Mark Lord
The Sultan of Morroco – Janet Williams
Well done to all who auditioned, I’ve heard great feedback from all the panel about the standard of auditions.
Just a brief message as I’m on my phone.
Rehearsals for panto begin on Monday 11th June at 7.30 pm.
Thursday 14th June rehearsal will be a read through with chance for everybody interested in principal parts to see the script & read a bit.
Performances are at the following times:
- 7:30pm on Friday 2nd
- 2:30pm and 7:30pm on Saturday the 3rd
- 2:30pm on Sunday the 4th
With a traditional cast including Cinderella (Kate MacDonald), Prince Charming (Julie Fisher) and Dandini (Lucy Jones), Buttons (Gareth Lord), King Charles (John Pritchard) and Queen Camilla (Janet Williams), 2 very ugly sisters (Phil Sumner and Tom Whitchurch), Mr Gawd & Mr Bennet (Heather Williams & Mark Lord), this show features popular songs for all ages including “In the Country” (Cliff Richard), “Tonight” (West Side Story), “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun”, and “I Do, I Do, I Do” (Abba).
A great night (or afternoon) out. A bar and raffle are available. Doors open 30 minutes before performance.
Tickets £10/£7 from Music Makers,5 Old Chapel Court, Oswestry (next to Milanos coffee shop). Groups welcome: buy 10 tickets, get 1 free – email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or leave a comment!