Ali Baba - Our 2012 Pantomime
We hope that the audience enjoyed our performance of Ali Baba as much as the cast did during the three performances. Thanks to everyone who supported it by coming to see the pantomime and to all the volunteers helping and to the cast. We had some great new members of the cast this year and some very lively young performers who were a treat to work with.
The pantomime was a very traditional one but abounding with the usual jokes and repartee. The scenery was bright and cheerful with some lovely touches and the costumes were colourful.
The only sad note was the departure of our stalwart stage manager, Geoff Corke, who is moving away from Ashdon. We gave him an important assignment this year - to transform the Horse's Head into a camel. Unfortunately that was beyond his capabilities, but among other things we presented him with a signed photograph of the Horse's Head so that he wouldn't forget it. We hope Geoff will be back to see next year's pantomime and at least he will be able to relax and enjoy it for once after more than 40 years slaving away behind the scenes.
If you are interested in being involved in this year's pantomime please contact us before September.
If anyone would like to purchase a dvd of this pantomime or certain others they are available at £5 each. Please contact John Brooker.
|Ali Baba||John Brooker|
|Rhum Baba||Malcolm Lewis|
|Fatima Kebab||Gillian Brooker|
|Omar Clod||Clive Bartram|
|Jiggery Pokery||Pete Smith|
|Hanki Panki||Caroline Sutherland|
|Professor Perkins||Andrew Bartram|
|Polly Perkins||Natasha Stock|
|El Rancid||Greg Wray|
|Citizens/Thieves||Charlie Sutherland, Andy Long, Charley Cooke, Grace Cordall, Carol Goodchild, Aaliyah Kinnley, Lucy Swan|
|Camilla||Eric Bartlett, Charlie Sutherland|
|Script Writer||John Brooker|
|Stage Crew||Geoff Corke and members of the cast|
|Scenery||Carol Goodchild and friends|
|Props||Gillian Brooker and Andrew Bartram|
|Make up||Caroline Sutherland|
|Sound Effects||Kevin Nicholas|
|Video Recording||Terry Collins|
|Front of House||David and Mary Green|
|Refreshments||Janet & Mike Elsey|
|Producer and Programmes||Gillian Brooker|
|Programme Sales||Ashdon Post Office & Gillian Brooker|