Pantomime fun across north Norfolk

Some of the case from Old King Cole, which is being performed by The Jubilee Players in Horstead.

Some of the case from Old King Cole, which is being performed by The Jubilee Players in Horstead. - Credit: Archant

A trio of amateur panto productions will be hitting stages across north Norfolk over the next week.

Mundesley Players cast members from Cinderella.

Mundesley Players cast members from Cinderella. - Credit: Archant

The Friends of Mundesley Volunteer Inshore Lifeboat will be putting on the family favourite Cinderella.

It will be full of booing and hissing, songs, dances, jokes and of course a love story.

The show will be performed in the Coronation Hall, Mundesley, from Tuesday February 18-Saturday February 22 at 7.30pm.

Cinderella is the latest in an annual tradition stretching back 41 years to 1973 and is staged to support the local inshore lifeboat, a volunteer institution which receives no financial help from the RNLI.

The pantomime is one of many fund-raising activities the friends group organises to support the local resource.

It is directed by Ian Cashmore and Pat Nearney with Sharon Jiggins in charge of the music.

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The script is written by Mundesley's own Nigel Holmes.

Cast members include Victoria Ing as Cinderella; Cerian Ellson as Prince Charming; Pat Nearney and Neil Ellson as the ugly sisters; Sharron Jiggins as Dandini; and Paul Reynolds as Buttons.

Sheilah Olley plays The Norfolk Fairy; Lottie Waller plays Fairy Godmother; Jean Clarke and Judy Ellson are the clowns; Christon Sharpe plays Baron Hardup; and Dave Marshall plays Herald.

They are well supported by a strong chorus.

Tickets cost £6.50 for adults and £3.50 for children under 12 and are on sale at the Friends of Mundesley Lifeboat shop in Mundesley, open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and Saturday 10am -1pm. Alternatively call 01263 722899.

? The Aylsham Players will be performing Beauty and the Beast by Peter Denyer.

It will be taking place in Aylsham Town Hall between Thursday February 20 - Saturday February 22nd.

Performances will start at 7.30pm and a Saturday matinee will be shown 2.30.

There will be a raffle and refreshments in the interval.

Tickets can be bought from Jimmy the Barbers, Barnwells, Salad Days or through calling 01263 731430.

Tickets are £7 with concessions (matinee only) at £5.

For more information about the production or the group visit or email at:

? The Jubilee Players will be putting on Old King Cole at the Tithe Barn in Horstead.

It will be shown from Wednesday February 19-Saturday February 22 at 7,30pm. Matinee shows at 2.30pm will be performed on Friday and Saturday.

The pantomime has been written by Paul Reakes.

It follows the story of King Cole who is looking for a wife but his evil brother Peski is trying to unseat him with the help of magic.

The show will feature outrageous characters, flamboyant costumes, jokes, songs and an exploding birthday cake.

Previous shows include Calendar Girls, Alice in Wonderland, and Cinders, The True Story.

There will be a bar open on the night from 7pm and tickets cost £6 for adults and £5 for children and concessions.

They can be bought from the box office at The Forge in Horstead or call Carol White on 01603 737665.


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