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Drama group ready for fairytale journey

PUBLISHED: 02:20 29 January 2002 | UPDATED: 15:24 03 March 2010

IF you go down to the woods today you could be in for a treat.

Woodbridge-based drama group Company of Four is getting ready to take you on a fairytale journey to the forest with its annual pantomime.

IF you go down to the woods today you could be in for a treat.

Woodbridge-based drama group Company of Four is getting ready to take you on a fairytale journey to the forest with its annual pantomime.

Babes in the Wood, with its cast of 60, takes to the stage at the Riverside Theatre, in Woodbridge, on February 8.

The production combines the story of Hansel & Gretel and the legend of Robin Hood and promises to be fun for all the family.

The wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, played by Steve Pack, is up to no good and is trying to force Maid Marian, played by Helen Spall, to marry him in an effort to get his hands on the lands of the late Baron De Courcey.

These lands have passed to his heir, eight-year-old Christabel, who is lost in the forest with her sister Lucy and brother Harry.

Luckily Robin Hood, played by Kerri-Ann Lees, is ready to save the day ably assisted by his merry men, Little John, Alan A-Dale, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck's sister Tessa Tuck.

Overseeing it all is Lauren Hubbick as the Fairy Godmother who is hoping that good will triumph over evil.

The Company of Four pantomime is packed full of comedy and music to keep audiences of all ages entertained.

But there's still one thing missing in this production of Babes in the Wood, which runs until February 16 – the name for the pub which features in the show.

Therefore the Company of Four is offering dinner for two at the newly refurbished Riverside Restaurant and two complimentary tickets for the show on February 15 to whoever comes up with the best name.

Send your idea for a name for the pub, which should have a Robin Hood or Sherwood Forest theme, to Babes in the Wood Competition, c/o Jo Macdonald, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN. Be sure to include your name, address and a contact telephone number.

The winning name will feature in the show.

n Babes in the Wood is at the Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge, from February 8 to 16 with daily performances at 7.30pm and matinees on February 9,13, 15 and 16.

Tickets are available between 10am and 1pm and 5pm and 7pm, except Sundays, on 01394 386965 or in person at 5 Hamblin Road, Woodbridge.

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