This year the Wreningham pantomime ‘Treasure island’ will see honest, law abiding citizens taking to the stage as hostage-taking, thieving pirates led by Raf Silver as Long John Silver.

The action takes them from ‘The Admiral Benbow’ in Plimsole,  to the Spanish Main aboard the Hispaniola (complete with talking figurehead) following ‘the map’ in search of Blackbush’s treasure.  Landing on a desert island, they encounter female natives led by Queen Tittycaca, played by last year’s director Val Keel , and who have their own unsavoury reason for preventing them from leaving.

The pantomime has been written and directed by Ashwren Drama Group member Bob McClenning who elaborated on his show: “I’ve always been a fan of ‘Treasure Island’ and all of its characters and during our last production it dawned on me that we already had the principal character in Raf Silver who I believe is directly related to Long John himself.

I swallowed a large dose of creative juices and started to write.   We have the cream of local talent acting their socks off and with the usual and unusual Dame and Principal Boy looking simply gorgeous, the production gives a laugh a minute with great visual gags and enough grown-up humour to ensure that it will give everyone a great night out.  As ever, we will be the final panto of the season making sure that the best is kept  ‘til last.”

Treasure Island is showing at Wreningham Village Hall on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th February at 7.30 pm, with a matinee on Saturday 18th February at 2 pm.  Tickets cost £6, concessions £5 and children £4 except for Saturday evening when all tickets are £6, and are available from Christine Minns on 01508 488123.  Details on

Do the pirates find Blackbush’s treasure?   Does Squire Trelawney, played by Andrew Gibbons, take a short walk off a long plank?  And what is the natives’ “House Special”?  Travel with us aboard the Hispaniola and find out.

We will be supporting local charities Star Throwers and East Coast Truckers

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