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Pantomime is Back!


Preparations are well under way to welcome Cinderella to Husthwaite. She's not finding it easy. She's up against two of the ugliest sisters ever to grace the village stage and a violent wicked stepmother. Her bumbling father, Baron Hardup, tries to help, but he's obsessed with Husthwaite Hobbler, the pantomime race horse.

Buttons has begun his traditional attempt to win Cinderella's hand. Will hesucceed for the first time in pantomime history? He needs some help from the audience because his buttons tend to do their own thing. Then, of course, there's his rival, an especially charming Prince, eager to sweep Cinders off her feet.

Fairy Godmother, can you do your bit?

Our pantomime's children have their special moments: their two interlude plays - The Assombolonga Tree and Gran Can You Rap?

This will be the first pantomime in the new village hall, and a lot of work has already gone into the planning of exciting new arrangements. You can't do a play or a pantomime without twice as many backstage people as actors. As ever, the village community has volunteered remarkable professional expertise in project management, stage design, stage construction, lighting and sound.

We are reaching beyond the Husthwaite community this time, too. The allimportant
musical director is John Butcher, who lives in Stillington. John is
bringing his band of instrumentalists. Glamorous pantomime costumes are a must and our ‘Cinderella' won't disappoint. For some of the colour and glitz we are grateful for the support of Coxwold Village Hall.

‘Cinderella' comes to Husthwaite Village Hall Wednesday to Friday 28th February - 2nd March at 7.30pm with a matinee at 2.00pm on Saturday 3rd March.
Adults £10. Under-16s £5. Families £25. Contact Sheila: 01347 868196