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Stokesby pantomime is a riot of fun and giants

PUBLISHED: 18:00 16 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:00 18 February 2018

the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

the cast of Jack and the Beanstalk

Sarah Ager

Pantomime fun came to Stokesby at the weekend when a 19-strong cast entirely from the village staged Jack and the Beanstalk in the village hall.

Giant Blunderbore (Melanie Ward) with his wife Colleen Palmer and hen Isabella Giangregorio.Giant Blunderbore (Melanie Ward) with his wife Colleen Palmer and hen Isabella Giangregorio.

Audiences travelled from as far as Downham Market to participate in the three performances with their lavish costumes and slapstick humour from Friday to Sunday.

Mabel Trott (Richard Youngs) with Buttercup the cow (Stuart Ward and Johnny Salmon).Mabel Trott (Richard Youngs) with Buttercup the cow (Stuart Ward and Johnny Salmon).

Directed by Stokesby’s Murder Mystery Queen Ann Dixon, and written by Steve Burton, the pantomime played to full houses and raised money for the refurbishment of Stokesby village hall.

Baron Hardheart (Richard Ager) with his henchmen Butch (Marsha de la Sierra) and Muscles (Janice Short)Baron Hardheart (Richard Ager) with his henchmen Butch (Marsha de la Sierra) and Muscles (Janice Short)

It raised more than £1,000.

Violet (Hilary Franzen) and Pc Goodbody (Steve Roebuck).Violet (Hilary Franzen) and Pc Goodbody (Steve Roebuck).

Pictures: Sarah Ager

Mystic Meg (Tanja Simms)Mystic Meg (Tanja Simms)

Jack (Niki de la Sierra) and Mabel (Richard Youngs)Jack (Niki de la Sierra) and Mabel (Richard Youngs)

Fairy Liquid (Hayley Rampley) and Demonica (beccy Payne).Fairy Liquid (Hayley Rampley) and Demonica (beccy Payne).

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