Fairytale finish for Mundesley panto?

Pat Nearney, Sheilah Olley and Nigel Holmes prepare for this year's panto in Mundesley. Picture: Mau

Pat Nearney, Sheilah Olley and Nigel Holmes prepare for this year's panto in Mundesley. Picture: Maurice Gray - Credit: Maurice Gray

Celebrating over 44 years – 'Oh Yes They Are!', yet another amazing Panto returns to its seaside venue with 'Ali Baba And The Forty Thieves', taking over the stage to offer fun, laughter and funds for charity.

Mundesley has become famous for its coastal setting, traditional style and great pantomimes. For over 40 years the annual panto has gained a great reputation, full house audiences and hundreds of thousands of pounds for various charities.

Producer, Pat Nearney, Director Ian Cashmore and Nigel Holmes, who wrote and adapted the fairytale to gain extra fun and laughter, together with the backbone support by Mundesley Players, with actors, performers and back stage crew, all give their own time freely, bringing years of combined experience to make the show happen.

Nigel Holmes' version of this famous title brings the extra fun against a backdrop which he designed and painted. 'We all work together as a team and are aiming for that half century', he said.

Pat Nearney added: 'This Panto could be the best ever and we are so proud and grateful to all those who are supporting us this year.' And, he announced: 'We have an extra special guest this year – 'Karmel', the dancing camel!'

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The production runs at the Coronation Hall, Mundesley, from February 14 to 18 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from 'The Corner House Café' (opposite the Spar Shop) or by phoning 07503 297602. £7 for adults and £4 for under 12s. For more details visit: www.mundesleypanto.co.uk

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