Never mind first-night nerves, panto is a beauty

The Oban Times - - LEISURE -

This year’s Killin pan­tomime of Sleep­ing Beauty played to sell- out au­di­ences last Thurs­day, Fri­day and Saturday night in Killin's McLaren Hall. One of the team, Ron All­ner, told The Oban Times: ‘Ev­ery­one agreed the per­for­mance this year was truly pro­fes­sional and was very much en­joyed by all the au­di­ences. ‘On Thurs­day night Stir­ling’s Provost Mike Robbins and his wife came and sup­ported ev­ery­one to help calm the first-night nerves, but there was no need to worry: the pro­duc­tion when al­most with­out a hitch.’

Mr All­ner said di­rec­tor Gor­don Hib­bard, di­rect­ing his 21st an­nual Killin Drama Club pan­tomime, said after­wards that ‘ev­ery­one from the ac­tors to the crowd were there to en­joy them­selves’, and he thanked ‘the very many peo­ple who worked so hard for so many weeks to make this won­der­ful event pos­si­ble’.

In the au­di­ence, Stir­ling MP Steven Pater­son joined Trossachs and Teith coun­cil­lor Fer­gus Wood to see the Killin Drama Club's per­for­mance of

Sleep­ing Beauty. The lo­cal politi­cians paid trib­ute to the hard work from vol­un­teers of the club and lo­cal school chil­dren in the am­a­teur per­for­mance.

Coun­cil­lor Wood said: ‘The Killin panto never fails to im­press and the per­for­mance this year was no ex­cep­tion. It was great to see, once again, so many mem­bers of the com­mu­nity get­ting in­volved to de­liver this lo­cal tra­di­tion which was thor­oughly en­joy­able.’

Mr Pater­son added: ‘It was great to join the lo­cal com­mu­nity in Killin for the an­nual panto and, de­spite tense com­pe­ti­tion dur­ing the com­mu­nity song, ev­ery­one was a win­ner – oh yes they were!’

Trossachs and Teith coun­cil­lor Fer­gus Wood and Stir­ling MP Steven Pater­son join the cast of Killin panto, Sleep­ing Beauty.

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