Panto cast kept busy as the vil­lage’s youth show launches

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THERE wasn’t much re­lax­ing or tak­ing it easy in Prest­bury over the fes­tive pe­riod as work stepped up a gear for the vil­lage’s im­mi­nent pro­duc­tion of Peter Pan.

Prest­bury Youth Pan­tomime’s cast of 46 young­sters re­hearsed at Mads Lit­tle The­atre right through the hol­i­days while stage hands built and painted scenery and cos­tumes were stitched.

The pro­duc­tion’s di­rec­tor Suzan Holder has writ­ten the script for the show which fea­tures all the tra­di­tional char­ac­ters from the story by J.M Bar­rie plus the hi­lar­i­ous ad­di­tion of Mrs Hook The Cook – Cap­tain Hook’s mother, who scares him almost as much as the Crocodile.

There are lots of beau­ti­ful mer­maids and fairies led by a mis­chievous Tinker­bell as well as Tiger Lily and her band of Na­tive Amer­i­can In­di­ans and a gang of pi­rates in­tent on caus­ing trou­ble.

Suzan said: “A team of elves would have come in pretty handy over the last few weeks, as there’s al­ways so much to do, but I think they were prob­a­bly busy enough with Santa.

“Luck­ily we had lots of peo­ple will­ing to work very hard over Christ­mas to make sure ev­ery­thing is ready for open­ing night.”

“There’s some­thing for ev­ery­one in our show, lots of great mu­sic and danc­ing and com­edy rou­tines to keep all the fam­ily en­ter­tained, so its well worth try­ing to come down and see the per­for­mance if you can. And yet again it is another bril­liant year where the whole com­mu­nity have come to­gether to work on some­thing so spe­cial.”

Tick­ets are £8 and £10 and are still avail­able by call­ing Prest­bury Panto chair Lynn Ashall on 01625 820409.

Peter Pan runs from Weds Jan 4th un­til Satur­day Jan 8th.

More info at www. prest­bury­panto.org

●● Suzan Holder re­hearses with Iso­bel Gray, Eleanor New­some and Sarah Walton Smith

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