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Narnia messin' about: Spoof Lion, Witch and Wardrobe panto at St John’s Parish Hall, Kingston
Those who missed out on pantomime season can get their dose of fun at a spoof of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
The production, titled Nono’ ya Messin’ About, will be put on by Spring Grove’s Amateur Dramatic Company, whose pantomime antics have been running for 25 years.
Director Jenny Robson, 61, says: “There is a lot of farce going on, a bit of drama, and hamming everyone up. The White Witch is played by a man; the children are all played by adults.”
Having had just over a month’s rehearsal time to create the scenery, produce the costumes, and amend the script before the performance begins, Ms Robson is optimistic about the production.
She says: “We are all working and, of course, our pantomime is the least rehearsed of all because we start late after Christmas so it is all a bit of a panic, but they get put on and we always sell our seats.”
“Our audience is expecting scenery to fall over and lines forgetting, a pantomime within a pantomime.”
The company raises money for charity every year, and this year Ms Robson has chosen the Landirani Trust, a charity supporting orphans and vulnerable people in Malawi.
“We try to keep expenditure down to a minimum, we have got wonderful scene designers and light technicians,” she says.
“We have a hilarious time. It is about having fun in our community really.”
Nono’ ya Messin’ About at St John’s Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston, Friday, February 8, 8pm, Saturday February 9, 2.30pm & 7.30pm.
Adult tickets £8, child tickets £4, family tickets £20. Call 07956 370309 or email SGFkingston@gmail.com.