Pantomimes

Our annual programme of activities includes a Pantomime or Christmas show, which involves young and old. Below are details of some of the pantomimes we have performed, including a synopsis and a programme, where available.

Aladdin

Athelstan Player's Juniors performed Aladdin on 8th and 9th February 2019. 

Beauty and the Beast

November 23rd, 24th & 25th 2017 with a matinee on Saturday the 25th at 2:30pm.

​A traditional pantomime written by Bob Bishop, and directed by Tracy Bridgeman.

Jack and the Beanstalk

24th, 25th and 26th November 2016

A pantomime by Robin Bailes and Jonathan Hales.

Cinderella by Norman Robbins

26th to 28th Nov 2015

This panto followed the famous story in a straightforward version with all the traditional characters: the stepmother and her two horrific daughters, the faithful Buttons and the charming Prince.

 

Toad of Toad Hall

27th - 29th November 2014

 

This year's Christmas production was Toad of Toad Hall by A A Milne.

 

Toad, Ratty, Mole, Badger and the gang messed about with boats, grappled with naughty weasels and dealt with bad Toad behaviour in this adaptation of Wind of the Willows.

Treasure Island

Thurs 28th Nov, Fri 29th Nov, Sat 30th Nov 2013 

"It's a pantomime!
Oh no it isn't!
Oh yes it is!
It's got lots of songs and awful jokes ... True. But it hasn't got a Dame, and it has a proper plot (sort of) taken from a classic novel ...
Oh, well it isn't a pantomime then ... but it's almost a pantomime
."

 

This version of Treasure Island includes a lot of very bloodthirsty women pirates,  Billy Bones and his treasure map, Jim Lard (not a spelling mistake), Captain Smollett, Long John Silver (missing an eye, leg and an arm), many jokes and songs. Join us on our daft treasure hunt!

Aladdin

Thursday 29th, Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December 2012

Welcome to our 2009 pantomime “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”, a modern pantomime by Norman Robbins. The lines are learnt, the costumes are ready, all we need now, is your input with the boo’s and hisses and your applause at the end?

 

Alice in Wonderland

Thurs 24th, Fri 25th, Sat 26th Nov 2011

This years pantomime is something different. The magical story of Alice in Wonderland, with all the well known characters brought to life from the book by Lewis Carroll and adapted by Johanna Gibbs.

 

The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Thurs 26th, Fri 27th, Sat 28th Nov 2009

Welcome to our 2009 pantomime “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”, a modern pantomime by Norman Robbins. The lines are learnt, the costumes are ready, all we need now, is your input with the boo’s and hisses and your applause at the end?

 

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The Athelstan Players have also performed the pantomimes below.

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