Cromer churchgoers to perform Dick Whittington pantomime
- Credit: Archant
With lashings of corny jokes, generous helpings of music, magic and mayhem - and a town councillor and a couple of vicars thrown in to the mix – Cromer parish church members' production of Dick Whittington promises to provide fun and laughter for all the family.
This weekend's pantomime was the idea of creative couple Chrissie and John Drury, from Fakenham, who are congregation members at Cromer.
'We enjoy the liveliness of the church. They are like a big family, so, because there isn't much going on at this time of year, we wanted to do something involving the church and the town,' explained Mrs Drury.
Written by Cheryl Barrett, the panto tells the tale of country boy Dick Whittington, who goes off to find his fortune in London, meeting a clever cat along the way.
After battling scheming villains Frankie Binatra and his Rat Pack, and surviving a shipwreck, penniless Dick finally finds happiness with Alice, the daughter of the wealthy Alderman Fitzwarren.
The 30-strong cast includes town and district councillor Andreas Yiasimi, who plays first mate Chips, retired vicar Roger Billings (ship's captain Rock Eel) and youth minister Jonny Bell (Idle Jack).
Assistant minister Paul Neale, who plays comedy cook Sherry Trifle said: 'It is something completely different to what I usually do, and I really enjoy making people laugh.'
- 1 'Squatter' couple become legal owners of land as saga continues
- 2 Weather warning issued as wintry showers expected to cause icy conditions
- 3 Teenager admits stabbing three people in Norwich city centre
- 4 Case of Omicron Covid variant confirmed in north Norfolk
- 5 More than 80 Norfolk parishes protest against wind farm plans
- 6 Man stopped 504 people from getting jabs after gluing vaccine centre locks
- 7 MP 'not concerned' about single Omicron case in north Norfolk
- 8 'Oh God almighty, this woman!' - Zoom council meeting descends into chaos
- 9 Tributes paid to much-loved family man who died in A143 crash
- 10 Road closed for 'emergency' repairs to Victorian footbridge
Dick Whittington will be at Cromer Parish Hall tomorrow and Saturday January 31 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets, priced £5 (under twos free), are available from the parish hall coffee bar, Cromer tourist information centre, and from Morrisons supermarket, Cromer Road.