Whitwell Players’ latest offering promises to get you singing, tapping your feet and dancing in the aisles.
Camelot the Panto! by Ben Crocker is the story of Arthur, played by newcomer and Creswellian Brandon Thomas, fresh from a starring role in Bugsy Malone at Heritage High School.
Arthur meets Guinevere (Tayla Davie) and they fall in love. But things don’t run smoothly as the evil Morgan Le Fey (Lauren Greenhalgh) wishes Guinevere to marry the King of the Tangled Wood, Valerin the Vicious (Luke Neeve in his first major role after debuting in Calendar Girls).
Morgan claims she holds a document proving that Guinevere’s father promised her hand in marriage to Valerin.
He is helped along by two knights Marlon (Laura Barrett) and the invisible Garlon (voice of Steve Barnes) and his mum (Sharon Coles).
No Arthurian is complete without Merlin (Tom Munro), whose magical powers seem to be on the wane.
Arthur wishes to spy on Guinevere and pretend that his is just an ordinary lad, but is thwarted by her hand maiden Nell (Cassidy Hankinson) who spots them.
And Arthur’s plan is further complicated by his friend and jester Laughalot (Nic Pelham) who can’t talk to the girls and is scared of everything.
No pantomime would be complete without the Dame, in this case Connie Clatterbottom (Paul Wood) who is Arthur’s childhood nurse maid who still wants to put him in a romper suit.
Whitwell Community Centre is the venue for the show which runs from Wednesday 19th to Saturday 22nd February at 7.15pm and a 2.15pm Saturday matinee.
Tickets priced £6 are available from the venue, by calling 01909 723490 or online at Ticketsource.
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