Ali Baba conjures up fun

CONJURING up the mysteries of Arabia, Ali Baba and the 40 thieves have graced the stage of Bucklesham village hall. Organisers of this year's production by the Bucklesham Players - their 38th pantomime - are today celebrating after a successful run of the show sold out the venue for a number of performances.

CONJURING up the mysteries of Arabia, Ali Baba and the 40 thieves have graced the stage of Bucklesham village hall.

Organisers of this year's production by the Bucklesham Players - their 38th pantomime - are today celebrating after a successful run of the show sold out the venue for a number of performances.

The show ran from January 9 to January 12.

Bucklesham Players secretary and show producer Val Smith said: “We've had a lovely time. There's been a great turn out with full houses on Friday and Saturday.

“The pantomime keeps the group going throughout the year and we are now planning a variety show at the end of April.”

Mrs Smith said the 30 strong cast included 20 children.

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She added: “We have been doing pantomimes for a long time. It's a lot of fun.”

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