Stage is set for a stormy ride at Wreningham Pantomime – Get ready for a stormy voyage on the good ship Lollipop at Wreningham Village Hall next weekend February 21 to 23, as the youthful Ashwren Players take to the boards once again for their annual Pantomime Dick Whittington.

From a script specially written and adapted to suit the cast, the Ashwren Players have followed their recent tradition by casting juniors in the leading roles led by 13-years old leading boy “Dick” (Hayley Argyle).

Together with his talking cat Tomtom (Isaac Silver) the duo are able to see off even the largest of rats – again all  junior members of the Players. The two Fitzwarren girls (Rebecca and Fiona Stevens) and one half of the sinister duo Belt and Braces  (Josie Lett) are of similar ages.

The scene on the good ship Lollipop is probably the most dramatic and results in everybody being shipwrecked on a rat-infested island. Needless to say, everyone returns safely to London where Dick is made Lord Mayor and marries  Alice Fitzwarren and everybody lives happily ever after.

The production is directed by Raf Silver, the set designed by Bob McClenning, whilst the costumes are in the hands of  wardrobe mistress, Toni Lett.

The first performance of the Show is a free show on Thursday February 21, when the audience will be made up of children invited by East Coast Truckers along with their helpers. Ashwren Players are pleased to support this local charity after raising money for them at last year’s performance.

Tickets are now on sale for the performance on Friday February 22, 7.30 p.m. curtain, and Saturday February 23 with performances at 2.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Ticket prices for Friday and the Saturday Matinee are £6 adults; £5 concessions and £4 children. The Saturday evening performance all tickets £6. There will be a bucket collection for the East Anglian Air Ambulance at the end of each performance.

Tickets are available from Christine Minns on 01508 488123.

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