Panto Time Machine - Our 2014 Pantomime
Our pantomime took place on Friday 28th November at 7.45 and Saturday 29th November with performances at 2.45 and 7.45 in Ashdon Primary School.
We had a wonderful time performing this pantomime and the audience was very enthusiastic. It was John Brooker's 50th year of writing pantomimes (some updated) and performing in them, so he was especially pleased by some of the comments he received after the performances. This was not a traditional pantomime in the true sense but it owed a lot to the usual pantomime form and characters. We had a witch, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington and Mother Goose, besides a host of colourful characters including some familiar puppet people and animals. There was Sooty and Sweep, Judy (from Punch and Judy), Andy Pandy, Bill and Ben, Lady Penelope (from Thunderbirds), Pinocchio and Scooby Doo. The Horse's Head had an exceptionally busy year. He appeared as Muffin the Mule, Diablo the circus horse and Trigger. There were a host of other characters who appeared in the circus and wild west scenes. Since some of them had three changes of costumes they were almost as busy as the Horse's Head. We are indebted to all of our players who worked very hard, particularly those who had to double up as oily rags and those who came into the pantomime as guests. We are very grateful to our piano player who joined in the spirit of the production and to our technical staff who worked wonders.
If you are interested in being involved with the pantomime please contact us.
If anyone would like to purchase a dvd of this pantomime or certain others they are available at £5 each. Please contact John Brooker.
|Mother Goose||Gillian Brooker|
|Dick Whittington||Andrew Bartram|
|Idle Jack||Pete Smith|
|Cheerful Charlie||Malcolm Lewis|
|Announcer/Ringmistress/Widow Gumm||Joyce Osgood|
|Andy Pandy/Stagehand/Silly Billy/Gorilla/Sheriff Tex Dillon||John Brooker|
|Ben/Clive/Black Bart||Greg Wray|
|Lady Penelope/Madame Mozarelli/Fairy||Linda Shepherd|
|Scooby Doo||Charlotte Marsh/Mrs Teeth|
|Ovaltine/Buck Teeth||Aaliyah Kinnley|
|Anna/Lone Ranger||Grace Cordall|
|Billy the Kid||Chloe Halls|
|Fruit Machine Williams||Emily Jade Moss|
|Rumpel Buckskin||Ian MacDonald|
|Other parts and chorus||Rhianna Kinnley, Aaliyah Kinnley, Emily-Jade Moss, Grace Cordall, Lucy Swan, Charlotte Marsh, Chloe Halls,|
|Script Writer||John Brooker|
|Stage Crew||Malcolm Lewis and members of the cast|
|Scenery||Carol Goodchild and friends|
|Costumes||Carol Goodchild, Andy Long and Gillian Brooker|
|Props||Andrew Bartram and Gillian Brooker|
|Make up||Caroline Sutherland|
|Sound Effects||Kevin Nicholas and James Gant|
|Front of House||Sonia Lewis, Emma Heard, Scott Kinnley|
|Refreshments||Janet & Mike Elsey, Scott Kinnley, Jen Morse, Emma Heard|
|Producer and Programmes||Gillian Brooker|
|Programme Sales||Ashdon Post Office & Gillian Brooker|