Aylsham Players take the lead with New Year panto

'Old Mother Hubbard' (Sue Smith) and her dog 'Woolly' (Chloe Tibbit). Picture: AYLSHAM PLAYERS

'Old Mother Hubbard' (Sue Smith) and her dog 'Woolly' (Chloe Tibbit). Picture: AYLSHAM PLAYERS - Credit: AYLSHAM PLAYERS

It's a doggone shame when you've endured centuries of empty shelves in your cupboard, but things are about to change!

The intrepid Dame from the Aylsham Players forthcoming pantomime 'Old Mother Hubbard' feels she deserves a break.

Desperate times call for desperate measures, so Mother Hubbard hatches a plan to marry off her daughter Polly to the incredibly rich, but highly unpleasant Duke Ferdinand. Polly is desperately unhappy with this proposition, as she is madly in love with Dick the poor wood choppers son, so the young sweethearts decide to run away to seek their fortune elsewhere.

Unfortunately, this leads them straight into the path of Witch Hepzibah, unfortunately for them, an unhappy Hepzibah has just lost out to a younger rival on an important title bestowed to witches. Still smarting, she embarks on a plan to regain her youth.

The only problem is, the vital ingredient is a young maiden just like Polly! Will old Mother Hubbard and her faithful dog turn their fortunes around and who will save Polly?


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Also featuring the Sutton School of Dance, why not join the Players for a fun filled adventure at Aylsham Town Hall next Thursday to Saturday, January 12 to 14. Performances run at 7.30pm nightly with a 2pm matinee on the Saturday afternoon.

Tickets are priced at £7 for Thursday evening and Saturday matinee and £8 for the Friday and Saturday evenings. They are available from Barnwells the newsagents, Market Square, Aylsham.

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