Panto Group

Barrow Panto Group

Performances of Humpty Dumpty took place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March 2020, just before the 1st Covid 19 Lock-down. It was a wonderful production.

Humpty Dumpty was the very first panto that the group performed in 1995. 25 years later, we performed Humpty Dumpty for the second time. Richard had returned so with Graham we had two brilliant dames!!! It was interesting to see how far the group had developed.

In early 2021 we were unable to perform anything at all because of the pandemic but we are hoping that it may be possible to contemplate an autumn 21 production.

Rehearsals usually take place in the Arts Theatre or Hall of Humphrey Perkins School, Cotes Road, Barrow on Wednesdays from 7:00pm - 9:00pm. When we have a clearer idea of what we are able to do we will announce details on the group’s Facebook and this website including details about auditions.

Contact Abi if you would like to join us.

And of course, we always need people back stage or making costumes, scenery, getting props, helping with lights and sound, front of house…and all the other jobs that make a show.

To contact us, phone Abi on 07554 447632 or

We're looking forward to yet another season!!

Holy Trinity Christmas Tree Festival - Our Entry

Panto Group History

The Panto Group was formed in the autumn of 1996. Judith Rodgers called a meeting of anyone interested one stormy rain-lashed night. Despite a power cut, the enthusiasm of the twenty or so people who turned up was enough to get started.

We kicked off with Humpty Dumpty. Perhaps the most memorable image for me was Tom Fairbrother who was 13/14(?) wearing an amazing egg shell dressed in red and blue striped shorts and bright turquoise tights. John Earl played the larger than life Dame with enormous humour and dramatic effect. 

With huge enthusiasm that derived from the successful performances of Humpty and the evident delight of the audiences, we launched into an Old Time Music Hall the next autumn. We asked George Robinson to compere the show...he was a natural. Later, when John bowed out of his Dame role, George stepped seamlessly in for many years was the focal point of our pantos. When George felt the need to stop, we had been approached by Richard who described himself as a 19 stone rubgy player who had never stood on a stage before. He was a Hit big time – remember the SHOES!. Currently we rejoice in the hilarity of Graham, our Baptist minister who keeps us all in stitches.  

Script of Mother Goose

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