Fun, ferries and frolics at Easdale panto
Easdale Very Amateur Dramatics pulled off another panto smasher with Robin Hood and His Ferryman – oh yes, they did!
Queues lined the harbour at Ellenabeich on Bank Holiday Wednesday to make the short crossing over to the island to watch this year’s fun-filled offering at the packed community hall. The record breaking audience helped the cast, who only had a few rehearsals, raise £457 for the island charity Eilean Eisdeal.
Woolly hats off to the high-spirited cast for getting together to stage such a rollicking heart-warming treat on a January day. The show was hailed ‘the best yet’.
The story began once upon a time in the far distant lands of Argyll and Bute and beyond the great forest in a tiny kingdom known as Easydale.
The kingdom was in a perilous state under the rule of the Sheriff where the once prosperous and happy community were now downtrodden peasants struggling to get by as the Sheriff imposed even further taxes on them to fund his corrupt regime.
Would the community survive? Its fate rested on the shoulders of a young lad called Robin Hood and his pal Little John the Ferryman who took part in daring hold-ups as highwaymen robbing the rich to feed the poor. The net closed in as the Sheriff plotted to catch them but it all ended happily with plenty of hoorahs, huzzahs, boos and ‘more booze’ throughout the show that was brilliantly hilarious in a 'Easdale Very Amateur Dramatics’ kind of way.
Entry to the family production was free with donations welcomed.
Top and above: Scenes from the Easdale panto.