Cromer churchgoers to perform Dick Whittington pantomime

Cast members of Cromer church's pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell

Cast members of Cromer church's pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell - 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.

Sisters Kezi and Lori Bennett, who are part of a team of young dancers in the Cromer church pantomim

Sisters Kezi and Lori Bennett, who are part of a team of young dancers in the Cromer church pantomime, Dick Whittington. Photo: Karen Bethell - Credit: Archant

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.'

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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.

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