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 performing Little Red Riding Hood on the 4th and 5th March 2022:
This is an extremely funny, joke filled pantomime version of the traditional fairy tale with an unusual twist. Little Red Riding Hood and her ‘hoody’ friends are modern girls, not afraid to investigate the strange museum which has been opened in the village by Professor Lupus. The Professor, alias Mr Wolf and his sidekicks are archetypal characters from Hammer Horror, including Dr Jekyll/Mr Hyde, vampires Count Toothree and Countess Bloodlust, and the comedy duo Frank and Stein. Dame Granny Smith provides much of the humour by deciding to advertise for a date and then meeting up with the various baddies in different settings, including a fishing trip and the local disco. Meanwhile the lovely Squire’s daughter falls in love with a poor woodcutter who needs to make his fortune before he can marry her.
There are lots of opportunities for slapstick including a traditional parcel throwing scene, a custard pie for the count and a hilarious chase. The pantomime culminates in the expected fairy tale scene with Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf in Granny’s cottage.
We meet every Thursday evening 7:30 pm -9:30 pm at the Methodist church in Barrow. We're always looking for people to help with costumes, set, scenery, props, and so on.
To contact us, phone Abi on 07554 447632 or email@example.com
We're looking forward to yet another season!!
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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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