Play­ers take panto to Alyth

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - THE WEEKEND TICKET - Clare Damodaran

Alyth res­i­dents are re­minded that the Blair­gowrie Play­ers will be tak­ing their suc­cess­ful panto`Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves’on tour to the east Perthshire town later this month.

Hot on the heels of a five-day-long run in Blair­gowrie Town Hall last month, the Play­ers are de­lighted to be able to bring the panto to Alyth and hope to brighten the dark gloomy nights of Jan­uary with a colour­ful ver­sion of one of the most fa­mil­iar of the Ara­bian Night tales.

The story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves was orig­i­nally a folk tale and tells the story of two broth­ers, Ali Baba and Cas­sim, greed and a great deal of trea­sure.

The orig­i­nal story is full of gore and vi­o­lence, but the Play­ers’panto ver­sion sticks to the main part of the story with­out all that and adds a hu­mor­ous, light­hearted ap­proach with a happy end­ing.

The cast of nearly 40, in­clud­ing many young­sters and around a dozen new­com­ers to the Play­ers, are all in­volved in the trav­el­ling pro­duc­tion.

The panto will take place in Alyth Town Hall on Satur­day and Sun­day, Jan­uary 20 and 21.

Both per­for­mances will be at 2pm so that chil­dren can come along with their par­ents.

Tick­ets cost £8 (£6 for con­ces­sions) and will be avail­able shortly from PriceKracker in Alyth or by email­ing blair­play­ers@bt­in­ter­net.com

Trav­el­ling pro­duc­tion The Blair­gowrie Play­ers are tak­ing their pop­u­lar panto Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves to Alyth later this month

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