He’s Behind You! Oh No He’s Not! Oh Yes He Is!

Pantomime season is in the air as the Christmas season draws nearer and we in West Norfolk are blessed – yes truly blessed – when it comes to pantomime. In 2010 the pantomime was cancelled in Hunstanton never to be seen again BUT as time has gone on Hunstanton now has not one but TWO pantomimes in 2015.  There is also the pantomime in Kings Lynn at the Corn Exchange.  So in West Norfolk we have THREE PANTOMIMES to enjoy this festive season.

The pantomime line up for 2015 includes:

  • Aladdin at the Princess Theatre, Hunstanton
  • Robin Hood at the Corn Exchange, Kings Lynn
  • The Shoemaker & the Elves at Hunstanton Town Hall

 

Here we make it easy for you to see how spoilt for choice we are. Three very different fairytale adventues, three very different venues and three very different casts.

 

AladdinRead about Aladdin … the first panto to run at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre since 2009!

Hunstanton welcomes the return of the panto to the Princess Theatre for the first time in 5 years.  Spectacular scenery, glittering costumes help set the scene for the story of Aladdin.  A tale about the poor boy who meets and falls in love with Princess Jasmine, hampered by his evil uncle Abanazer who ‘spirits’ him away and locks him in a cave.  It is a story of intrigue, magic and mystery before Aladdin retrieves the magic lamp and wins the heart of the Princess.

Wishee Washee, played by Andy Eastwood is no stranger to Hunstanton from his appearances on ‘We’ll Meet Again’ and several other shows.  Playing the important role of Dame Widow Twankey is local favourite Roger Dean. In addition to being a fine vocalist, Roger is recognised as one of the leading exponants of the role of traditional Dame and is delighted to be spending Christmas in his home town.  Playing the role of Princess Jasmine is Hunstanton’s own Lucy Rollason, no stranger to the Princess Stage.

The entire cast of Aladdin is supported by the pupils of the Michelle Rollason School of Dance with Michelle herself acting as Choreographer for the production.

Show Dates for Aladdin:
Many dates – both matinee and evening shows – from 4 December 2015 through to 1 January 2016

Tickets:
Adults  – £14.50          Concessions – £11.50         Children – £11.50

Family Ticket (at least 1 child in the party) – £45.00

Visit their website for Aladdin – LIKE them on Facebook or book direct on 01485 532252

 

Shoemaker and the Elves 350Read about The Shoemaker & the Elves … the community amateur dramatic society set up under Hunstanton & District Festival of Arts

The ever-popular Dame Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, is back for another fairy-tale spectacular, and if you didn’t shout Oi, Oi, Oi then you haven’t been to the very popular Hunstanton Pantomime now held annually at Hunstanton Town Hall. It’s not every day you get to help the outrageous Dame Kitty Litter on her adventures in pantoland.

There are seven amazing performances for 2015. The Shoemaker, his wife and their son Billy need your help in this exciting and family-friendly panto adventure of good versus evil. With lots of audience participation this new spin on a familiar tale sees our poor cobbler family with the help their best customer, Dame Kitty Litter try everything they can not to become homeless and thrown out of their shop and onto the streets by the wicked Baron and Baroness Pennywise and their accountants Scrimp, Squander, Scrape, Scrounge and Scarper.

Along the way we meet the magical Elf King and his Elf Queen expertly aided by their Teenage Mutant Ninja Elf bodyguards as they try to stop the beautiful Princess Poinsettia from befriending the humans and blowing their magical cover. This year’s show is a real treat for all the senses, with the creative and award winning writing and directing skills of John Giller who incorporates some great toe-tapping and sing-a-long songs, flamboyant new costumes and amazing special effects, we know this year’s pantomime will be loved by children (and adults) of all ages.

Show dates for Shoemaker and the Elves are:
Sunday 27th December – 2pm and 7pm
Monday 28th December – 2pm and 7pm
Tuesday 29th December – 2pm and 7pm
Wednesday 30th December – 2pm only

Tickets (available from Cherry Tree Chocolates & Tourist Information Centre):
£6 child with free goody-bag(!), £8 adult, £25 family (2A/2C) and cost price refreshments so excellent value!!

Visit their website for the Shoemaker and the Elves – LIKE them on Facebook.  See the videos of the cast visiting local businesses and eg Oasis, plus rehearsals etc – they are great fun!


Robin HoodRead about Robin Hood – billed as 
West Norfolk’s biggest and best traditional family pantomime!

Journey into the enchanted world of Sherwood Forest as Robin Hood and his motley band of Merry Men clean up at the annual archery contest, wind up the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, and battle to rescue Maid Marian from his evil clutches…all without laddering their tights.

This brand new adventure has all the ingredients for a classic pantomime, with stunning costumes, live music and the usual comedy mayhem.

Show Dates for Robin Hood:
Many dates – both matinee and evening shows – from 10 Dec 2015 – 3 January 2016

In addition:
Monday 21 December, 5.30pm – Relaxed/ Autism friendly performance
Tuesday 22 December, 6.30pm – No flashing merchandise
Saturday 2 January, 5.30pm – Signed performance

Tickets:
Adults £19, concessions £18
Family 3 – £54          Family 4 – £72
Groups 10+ – £16
Thurs 10 Dec at 7pm and Sun 13 Dec at 5.30pm – Tickets £13

Visit their website for Robin Hood – LIKE them on Facebook or book via box office on 01553 764864

 

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