December 2018 to February 2019

Date: Theatre Company: Presents:
Fri 7 - Sat 15 Dec 2018  The Worthy Players Cinderella by Stuart Ardern and Bob Heather  
Thur 10 - Sat 26 Jan 2019 RAODS Puss In Boots by Bob Heather
Sat 19 - Sat 26 Jan 2019 Chameleon Theatre Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (The Pantomime) by Nigel Holmes
Wed 23 - Sat 26 Jan 2019 Bishopstoke Players Beauty and the Beast by Charles Philip
Sat 26 Jan - Sat 2 Feb 2019 Chesil Theatre A Bunch of Amateurs by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Friday 7th to Saturday 15th December 2018

The Worthy Players presents
by Stuart Ardern and Bob Heather

Pantomime! – Yes, it’s that time again, when the players and backstage teams put all their energies into creating that special magic that comes through panto. Humour and wit for all ages, romance, wicked characters, good fairies, great songs and glamorous costumes; they’re all here.
This year, Director Nick Kearns has elected to go to the heart of traditional pantomime with an audience favourite, Cinderella. The 16 roles are allocated and rehearsals are well under way. With characters like the Ugly Sisters, the wicked stepmother, Baron Hardup, Buttons and Cinders herself, the experienced cast are relishing the chance to exploit their parts to the full. Once again, Musical Director, Miriam Edmond will be adapting well-known songs to fit the plot in her inimitable style.
As usual, at each performance there are a licensed bar, raffle prizes and a detailed programme available.
It’s a family-friendly show suitable for every age, taking place at 7.30pm on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th December 2018 with an open matinee at 2.30pm on the Saturday afternoon of the 15th.
Look out for posters and leaflets, and check out all details on our website or on Facebook /theworthyplayers. Tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions (Senior, Child or Student), and can be obtained online via or by calling 07788 888200.

Thursday 10th to Saturday 26th January 2019

RAODS presents
Puss In Boots
by Bob Heather

Our fun-filled, hilarious family panto!
When Mark Miller discovers his father's will, he inherits the old run down mill and the family cat - but he doesn't realise that Puss is a talking cat. When the wicked Squire also discovers the cat can talk, he decides he wants the cat for himself. Aunt Maisie arrives to help Mark with the mill, but in the meantime he has fallen in love with the beautiful Princess Rose. Not knowing what to do or which way to turn, help arrives unexpectedly from Mark's magical cat.
Suitable for ages 3+.

Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th January 2019

Chameleon Theatre presents
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (The Pantomime)
by Nigel Holmes

A tale from the Arabian Nights set in old Cairo. A nasty villain with his band of thieves. A poor family who will become rich because the Spirit of the Desert weaves her spell. A magic cave with a secret password. There are pots full of thieves and a scary Egyptian mummy. Oh help! It's behind you.
And, oh yes, I nearly forgot the dancing camel.

Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th January 2019

Bishopstoke Players presents
Beauty and the Beast
by Charles Philip

Bishopstoke Players present a traditional family pantomime next January with our production of “Beauty and the Beast”.

This enchanting tale of heroic adventure, true love, fun and frivolity is destined to be our most beautiful and beastly panto yet!

Will Annabelle ever find true love? Will Gaston ever marry Annabelle? Will the Twinkle twins catch up with Gaston? Will the Beast and his staff have their curse lifted before the daisy runs out of petals? And just who will clean up after the horse…?

Find out the answers to these questions and more at Bishopstoke Memorial Hall from Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th January 2019 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday 26th at 2.30pm.

Saturday 26th January to Saturday 2nd February 2019

Chesil Theatre presents
A Bunch of Amateurs
by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman

Hollywood star plays Lear at Stratford! But it’s with a bunch of amateurs and not in Stratford-upon-Avon. What could possibly go wrong?

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