Search

Trimley panto takes to the boards

PUBLISHED: 19:36 14 January 2002 | UPDATED: 11:11 03 March 2010

IF YOU go down to the Trimley Memorial Hall this week, you will be in for a big surprise . . . because it's panto time!

The big bad wolf of the woods will be there eating up granny and anyone else who comes too close, and flashing his gnashers at poor defenceless Little Red Riding Hood.

IF YOU go down to the Trimley Memorial Hall this week, you will be in for a big surprise . . . because it's panto time!

The big bad wolf of the woods will be there eating up granny and anyone else who comes too close, and flashing his gnashers at poor defenceless Little Red Riding Hood.

The Trimley Saints Players' annual panto's four-night run is traditionally a sell-out and this year's again looks set to be a rip-roaring success.

The Saints have built a fine reputation over the past few years by staging a variety of shows – their last production was the macabre musical The Little Shop of Horrors, a cult show involving a blood-drinking plant – and the panto is always eagerly awaited by the village.

Little Red Riding Hood opens on Wednesday night at the Memorial Hall in High Road, Trimley St Martin, and runs until Saturday, nightly at 7.30 with a matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are available by ringing 01394 274920.

Profits go to charity and the group supports the local Multiple Sclerosis group and the Memorial Hall. The company, who last year presented Goldilocks and the Three Bears, has been hard at work in rehearsals for several months and can not wait for curtain up.

Little Red Riding Hood is played by Maria Conners, the dame is Richard Smith, and principal boy, Claire Perkins.

In this traditional battle of good versus evil, Angela Billing has the role of the wicked witch while Diana Seaman is the good fairy.

The terrifying big bad Wolf is Terry George, and there is a trio of baddies played by Dudley Knights, Tony Rodwell and Kate Hawkridge. Ann Duncan and Robert Hutchings play for laughs as a knockabout duo, while Felixstowe town crier, Jimmy Wearne, is Count Frederick.

The cast promise plenty of excitement, fun, laughs, song and dance, and lots of traditional audience participation . . . oh, yes there is!

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists