Fun, fer­ries and frol­ics at Eas­dale panto

The Oban Times - - DISTRICT NEWS -

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.

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